Like a lonely wizard in a decaying tower spinning a requiem for a forgotten world, Mind Over Mirrors’ music casts a spell. New York-based dream-spinner Jaime Fennelly creates pulsating, distorted melodies on that churchiest of instruments, the harmonium (basically a keyboard-lookin’ contraption that sounds like an accordion), and then bends and messes around with the tones it emits. The result is something akin to a Target Lifescapes CD scored by a consumptive 19th century Parisian invalid who has just gotten really, really into Game of Thrones. Or that aforementioned wizard. See? This isn’t lazy journalism. Mind Over Mirrors just brings soOoOoOooo many evocative images to life.
And now French label Hands in the Dark Records is releasing Mind Over Mirrors’ new one, Check Your Swing. Limited to 300 copies on classic black vinyl, the album drops November 13, with preorders available October 16 via the label’s website, where you can also get an earful of the track “Breaking a Jam.” Check Your Swing is Fennelly’s third full-length under the Mind Over Mirrors moniker. He has previously been involved with Peeesseye and Acid Birds. Track info for Catch Your Swing is not yet available, but hey — a good wizard never reveals the ingredients in his magic potions.