tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

15/10/2015 : MIRLAND - SLEEP DISORDER

MIRLAND

SLEEP DISORDER

MusicCD
Dark AmbientElectronicsIDM (Intelligent Dance Music)

[79/100]   

Self-released
15/10/2015, Didier BECU

Of course connoisseurs of the genre already know it for years: for exploring perfect electronic sounds, you either have to be in Belgium or Scandinavia! In Denmark we find composer John R. MIRLAND, who just has released his second album Sleep Disorder, again with the help of Claus Larsen (Leæether Strip) who did the mastering.

The successor of Submerge is anything but a happy album, because the songs were written while the musician was seriously ill. It is difficult to categorize Mirland’s music (not that you have to), nevertheless it remains music you better listen to with headphones.

The Completeness of Destruction (speaking of fatal titles!) instantly sets the dark tone. It all sounds a bit like the early days of The Klinik. The piano sounds in the background provide the necessary tristesse, while the dark electro sounds evoke all sorts of fears. Would you walk into Mirland’s dark world, or would you rather wait curiously at the front door? It is a dilemma, because you know that entering will be fatal, Sleep Disorder is indeed an album that takes the listener out of balance, but it also gives him the ultimate beauty...

Human Capital is nice atmospheric music from the heyday of In The Nursery, you know, a soundtrack for a nonexistent film. Tunes that create images for the brain. More beauty comes with Potential Source Of Noise, and with such a title you don't have to think of any genre!

Unknown Territory is ambient with a high industrial factor, while No Mercy almost sounds classical. The most poppy song might be Revolt, but that's probably due to the synthesizer. Only One To Return is dance music and at the same time an auditory pleasure, a piece of music that would fit perfectly in the Ant-Zen catalogue. It was impossible to make a more varied album than this one, in the closing song The Huntsmen we even hear a hint of John Carpenter.

John R. MIRLAND almost tries every style, and many artists would therefore go flat on their face, but in his case, it only works as an advantage.

Didier BECU
15/10/2015


 

Next reviews
MAFF • Maff
EDITORS • In Dream
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Cividino: Sleeping Giant
BORN FOR BLISS • Falling Back To Never
ETHAN FAWKES • Ten Albums That Changed My Life
YABANCI • Chaoss
SHE PAST AWAY • B52, Eernegem (11/10/2015)
SKINDRED • Volume
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Robert Zemeckis: The Walk
ANGÉLINE • Back To Pike Place

 

Other reviews from MIRLAND
MIRLAND • Greyscale Controller (charity-EP)
MIRLAND • Depeche Mode Deconstructed

 

Same genre: DARK AMBIENT
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Mechanical Soul
HA:PEOPLE.3.55 • El Dia de la Bestia, Part 2 : WAR!
COLIN EDWIN • POINTS OF ORIGIN
LUKE LUND • Hopium
EMPUSAE • Iter In Tenebris
PETER BJARGO (ARCANA) • Structures and Downfall
ACRETONGUE • Ghost Nocturne
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Memento Mori
ANNINA MELISSA • Exhibition of Death
HA:PEOPLE 355 • One Bear, Two Bicycles And One Xylophone

 

Same genre: ELECTRONICS
WULF7 • Dark Hate
DEAR DEER / EMBERS • Split
FIRST • Restless
VARIOUS ARTISTS • PERIHELION 2134
GHOSTING • The Flanders EP
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA • Mesmeranto
STATIQBLOOM • Asphyxia
MECHANIMAL • White Flag Single
PAS MUSIQUE • The Phoenix
RADIOAKTIVISTS • Radioakt One

 

Same genre: IDM (INTELLIGENT DANCE MUSIC)
LIEBKNECHT • ICE over Erfurt
ADORATION DESTROYED • Ritual Damage
DISPLACER • Curse of The Black Vinyl
PSY'AVIAH • Seven Sorrows, Seven Stars
DMX KREW • You Exist
NOVASTORM • Bad Taste
CRONOS TITAN • Valium
ARCHITECT/SONIC AREA/HOLOGRAM_ • We Are the Alchemists
TYSKE LUDDER • Evolution
FRANK RIGGIO • Psychexcess II – Futurism

Music reviews

23
02
THE HEAT INC.
EP
23
02
PIG
Pain Is God
22
02
ANTHONY JONES
Farewell To Flesh
18
02
WULF7
Dark Hate
17
02
DEAR DEER / EMBERS
Split
06
02
J:DEAD
A Complicated Genocide

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

08
03
No Time To Cry since 36 years!
08
03
Today, exactly 27 years ago, American industrial band Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral!
07
03
Electronic Act IMBUED VAGARY Releases 6 CD Project – “Hexalogy”
07
03
33 years ago the Drag Queen of the 20th Century, Divine, passed away!
07
03
41 years ago Siouxsie and the Banshees released the single 'Happy House'!
05
03
44 years ago Kraftwerk released Trans Europe Express!

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

12
02
DIVE
We All Can Ask Us The Question ‘Where Do We Go From Here?'
10
02
RAYMOND WATTS (PIG)
'It’s not a re-discovery. It’s finding the way in to let the stuff out...'
02
02
JOHN 3:16
I regularly come across animal remains at various stages of decomposition. That started to affect me, and that's where the concept of the record was born.
07
01
MAMAN KUSTERS
‘Let’s Keep It Intriguing
16
12
THE BREATH OF LIFE
'No, I never considered quitting making music. Nor to taste good special beers.'

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

08
03
FRONT 242
Quite Unusual
07
03
MARSHEAUX
Eyes Without A Face
06
03
ECHO BEATTY
SOLDIER ON FURLOUGH
05
03
THE ARCH
Alien Ann
04
03
MERCIFUL NUNS
Broken Column
03
03
BLOODY KNIVES
Reflection Lies
02
03
GAVIN FRIDAY
It's All Ahead Of You