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Space Mirrors - The Obscure Side Of Art

Space Mirrors are an international psychedelic space rock/metal band consisting of Alisa Coral (Russia) plus special guests. The band normally make space rock but with a harder more prog-metal twist than most of the Hawkwind sounding bands normally found in this sub-genre. On the new and seventh album The Obscure Side Of Art Alisa Coral which is a sequel to their debut The Darker Side Of Art.

This time Coral have completely instrumental music and musicians from USA. Space Mirrors explore different genres on the new album as prog, psychedelic, folk rock, krautrock and space rock in a very fascinating way. Coral uses many instruments as from different synths, flutes, guitars and even contrabass balalaika. Each of the six songs are inspired by a story of its own. The longtime collaborator Kevin Sommers have also on this occasion created separate page in the booklet and as before this is great art. Space Mirrors are inspired by giant space rock bands as Ozric Tentacle, Hawkwind, Ship Of Fool and of course Tangerine Dream

For several years Alisa Coral listened to and played music of different styles – space rock, industrial, metal, ambient and noise. She played bass and keyboards, and spent time trying to form a heavy metal band but due to the impossibility of establishing a stable line-up, those attempts were postponed for an indeterminate period of time. Alisa decided to continue as a solo artist but lack of equipment and funds frustrated her efforts to create high-quality music.

Everything changed in the year 2001 when various different electronic projects were planned. A demo consisting of 5 tracks was recorded and titled Astral Shift. It was a starting point for the future… In Summer and Autumn the industrial-noise-ambient project SynchroniCity was recorded and released as a very limited edition of CDR’s. It was something of a test, and good training for future recording and mixing. Right after that, Alisa Coral began to work on a new album with real synthesizers.

Tracklist:

1. The Highest Expression Of Metaphysical Will (5:14)

2. The Obscure Side Of Art (9:06)

3. Trip To Mars/Mars InSight (7:56)

4. Bronze City In The Dream Valley (8:31)

5. Beyond The Pluto (7:09)

6. Dark Jedi Is Dead (5:39)

Total Time 43:35

Line-up:

Alisa Coral – keyboards and synthesizers, all guitars, flutes, electronic percussion and drums

   With

Gabriel Monticello – bass guitar (3,6), upright bass (5), contrabass balalaika (2)

Yael Kroy – piano (6)

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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