Download links and information about Mirrored by Battles. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 51:52 minutes.
|Genre:||Electronica, Rock, Alternative|
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|1.||Race - In||4:50|
|11.||Race - Out||3:29|
Whether you call it math rock, nerd rock, post-rock or any of the newer genre names that have been conceived in recent years, Battles’ ancestral roots speak loudest: Krautrock and experimental rock, both birthed decades ago, fuel this ferocious foursome. Comprised of members of bands such as Helmet and Don Caballero, lesser-known avant-garde musician and composer Tyondai Braxton is at the center of Battles’ sound, and is undoubtedly responsible for a good deal of the offbeat and playful risk-taking on Mirrored (check out his work with Parts & Labor if you’re feeling really edgy). Here we have instrumentation with purpose and power-tool precision, compositions with hard angles and sharp edges, and structured, architectural rhythms. Nothing — not an instrument or a loop or a percussive note — exists superfluously, everything has a purpose and a place. Versions of some of these tracks can be found on earlier EPs (such as the hugely impressive “Atlas,” with its assembly line guitar parts, munchkin-like vocals and machine buzz working together to create a memorable melody, for lack of a better word), but this cohesive, first full-length release is a great place to start. Guitars and synths co-conspire, creating industrial/dance rhythms and evocative soundscapes, dotted with artful digital flourishes, shadows of avant-jazz, and enchanting anomalies such as jingling bells, cartoonish, manipulated vocals and whistled refrains. No offense to rockers everywhere, but this is really an astonishing work for a bunch of rock dudes. Just expect the unexpected.