Battles – Gloss Drop (2011). Battles – La Di Da Di (2015). Mail (will not be published) (required). Jenny Lewis – On The Line (2019).
Battles' Mirrored, their debut full-length after three EPs, makes that plain. Never has the wall of electronic futurism sounded so organic or musical. The album's many influences offer only guide posts, as Battles have their own unique image of a sound universe that one can play in as well as be awed by.
Mirrored is the debut studio album by American experimental rock band Battles. It was released on May 14, 2007 in the United Kingdom, and on May 22, 2007 in the United States. Mirrored marked the first album in which the band incorporated prominent vocals and lyrics into their songs, as previous extended plays by the band had been completely instrumental, with the exception of occasional beatboxing and wordless vocals on certain tracks
With "Mirrored", Battles has created their most successful album for three reasons: it never gives into the sonic pretension of past tracks like "Fantasy", the band has clearly stretched the lasting power of their music by adding more poppish refrains and vocals, and finally and most importantly, every member of Battles is inventive and original. Some listeners may find the album samey or too similar but one aspect of Mirrored that can't be disputed is that it is a unique album with little to no similar peers
Mirrored is the critically acclaimed debut full-length album by . math rock group Battles. This is the first time the band has incorporated vocals into their songs, as the previous EPs were completely instrumental (aside from beatboxing on the tracks "Dance" and "Fantasy").
Early Battles shows could sound like a metal band performing Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, and Mirrored spurns solos, favoring a caffeinated maximalism where compositions are built out of 100 microscopic parts. The ts string together tracks out of riffs that crisscross with the careful preplanning of a subway system. Save Stanier, everyone in Battles is a t, playing a prog album's worth of guitars, electronics, and/or keyboards.
Mirrored is a music studio album recording by BATTLES (Post Rock/Math rock/Progressive Rock) released in 2007 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Mirrored Warp Records 2007.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
- Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
- Manufactured By – EDC Blackburn Ltd
NotesProfessionally produced CD promo. Fully artworked in a card slipcase.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Label Code: LC02070
- Matrix / Runout: EDC Blackburn Ltd WARPCD156 02
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
- Mould SID Code (Rim): IFPI 04BE
- Mould SID Code (Mould): IFPI 0415
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