Fairhaven, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Mountain Mirrors’ new 6-song EP, “Asylum Acres,” has been announced for release on October 29, through Bandcamp and will be arriving just before Halloween. Combining elements of folk music, grunge and rock, this dark acoustic EP will appeal to anyone with a passion for the mystical, experimental and ethereal. The cover art for the new album was created by Richey Beckett, whose work will be featured in Universal Studios’ Monsters exhibit during October.
Mountain Mirrors has already released three full-length albums, and “Asylum Acres” is the second EP released. The album was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering, whose work includes albums by Dax Riggs, Lake Eerie and Neutral Milk Hotel. Jeff Sanders is the force behind the unique music on all albums, though helped out by studio musicians – on the new release, Sanders is joined by Dave DeMarco on bass, Steve Riley on drums and Kurt Baumer on violin. “Asylum Acres” evokes thoughts of dark journeys to distant shores, alternate realities or dreams and explores the futility of waiting for angels to help, which makes the Halloween release rather appropriate.
Of course, this vibe is not new to Mountain Mirrors, as noted by The Ripple Effect of Sanders’ first album, the self-titled Mountain Mirrors, “Imagine if you will, walking through a forest that’s enshrouded in dense fog. Visibility is only a few hundred feet in any direction. Moisture glistening off the surrounding foliage as your breath bellows from your mouth in a cloud of steam. The crunch of leaves and decay under every footstep being the only sound to accompany the animal-like howl of the wind. Kinda’ creepy out here all alone, huh? That’s the power of Mountain Mirrors.”
Sanders’ project draws inspiration from disparate sources, ranging from Pink Floyd to 90s grunge music and even heavy metal, but it’s couched in a unique fusion of folk/acoustic and dark dramatic overtones. According to Sea of Tranquility, “The slightly folky acoustic guitars, sweet drum cadences, subtle keyboard sounds, and most importantly Sanders’ otherworldly vocals, when combined, do invite comparisons to names like Opeth, Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, and even Alice In Chains’ unplugged material, but overall, the music presented on this disc is in a league all its own.”
To learn more about Mountain Mirrors, listen to the tracks from previous releases and be notified when “Asylum Acres” debuts, visit http://www.MountainMirrors.com.
About Mountain Mirrors: Since 2006, Mountain Mirrors has released three full-length albums. “Asylum Acres” is also Jeff Sanders’ second EP. The music has been featured in the documentary “A Lawyer Walks into a Bar,” as well as dozens of YouTube videos, including the viral series “Lonelygirl15”.