CD The Garden of Mirrors (CD 979209), Audio Other
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The Garden of Mirrors


  • 1. Earth
    2. Passing Cloud
    3. Violeta
    4. Flowers in Chaos
    5. In the High Valleys
    6. Gates of Fire
    7. Mad Bird
    8. Night Circles
    9. Words of Truth
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 537162

  • Credits
    ProducerStephan Micus
    Engineer

    Solo performer: Stephan Micus (vocals, sinding, bolombatto, shakuhaachi, suling, nay, tin whistle, steel drums, percussion).
    Recorded in 1995 & 1996.
    Recording information: 1995-1996.
    Photographer: Mirjam Daum.
    Stephan Micus is an eclectic performer. He builds esoteric walls of sound with offbeat ethnic instruments and devices. The Garden of Mirrors is a set of gentle pieces constructed largely around acoustic sounds and simple percussion. Wordless chants carry the strange atmospheres to the edges of reality. At those distant points Micus shines. Such is the stature of an experimental artist. Just when Micus seems to be as far out as he can go, he stretches the limits some more. These delightful soundscapes waver between world fusion and avant-garde. There is not a lot of dissonance. This disc will appeal to fans of Terry Riley, Alvin Curran, Polly Moller, and Jocelyn Pook. ~ Jim Brenholts

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (12/00, pp.94-5) - "...You may not hear a more uniquely mediative album this year than this....there's an emotional depth and a sweet, pained profundity to Mincus' work that transcends the [new age] scene..."
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