Grey Mirrors

by the glimmer room

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Grey Mirrors is the second album from the unique and groundbreaking The Glimmer Room. After enjoying much critical acclaim and success with 2002's debut release Tomorrows Tuesday, The Glimmer Room is back with a new label an even deeper sound.
Grey Mirrors builds on what has gone before but this time atmosphere is everything. A gentle bird song beckons you into the piece and what follows is a 42 minute, epic journey though layers of time and emotion. The Glimmer Room's strengths lie in the ability to present supremely melodic structures within a work with such emotional depth. In some passages you are cocooned in a warm luminescence, feeling safe and untouchable as lush choral washes wrap around you. Then the mood changes and you are thrown into an unsettling, barren and misty landscape where you are confronted by the sinister scraping of digital bits and bytes being smashed around a processor. As urgently as it arrives it is gone and you are left floating, clarified in a place of great beauty.
Heralded as the new benchmark for the chill out album, Grey Mirrors is almost a meditation. But every journey is as individual as the listener.

The ambience of the piece has been likened to the long grandiose intros of Pink Floyd with the overpowering Englishness of John Foxx’s Cathedral Oceans. While musically comparisons range from Leftfield’s Melt, the KLF’s Chill Out, to the more chilled tracks from The Future Sound of London. Add to this a sprinkle of sound design from Delia Derbyshire and you will be close to the sound of this unique album.

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released September 1, 2004

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the glimmer room Colchester, UK

On self imposed exile to the wild's of North Essex, The Glimmer Room continue to walk their own path. Evoking a rose tinted view of a long lost rural England where ever they tread. With music that feels like an old black and white film basking in the idyllic attitudes and the soft tones of a time long gone. ... more

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