Light Mirror

Drowse - Light Mirror
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Based on 37 ratings
2019 Ratings: #328
June 7, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Flenser / Label
Shoegaze, Slowcore / Genres
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usedtobe
97
Solitude can capture most of inspiration and artistry out of a barren, glacial landscape. Its bleakness lined with snow, tundra and nothingness captures melancholy at its most acute. That indubitably happened to Kyle Bates (under the moniker Drowse) who spent a considerable amount of time being in a remote region of Iceland in a self-imposed retreat, suffering from a Bipolar 1 diagnosis. With that frame of mind and introspection comes a blueprint to create something fragile, intimate and ... read more
Lexibug
80
This album makes me feel like fog, just barely hovering over a ground of pine needles, residual snow in its final melt.
marmaladejacket
70
"Drowse" is a perfect name for this band; drowsy feeling music. It works, and this album in particular is good in how it envelops the listener with the layers of slow sound it projects. Very atmospheric and cold like the album cover. I like it.
dustincoda
91
Tackling themes such as identity and the contrast between internal and external worlds, Kyle Bates’ narcotic wash of shoegaze, slowcore, ambient, and electronic blends perfectly on Light Mirror, his best album yet.
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Track List

  1. Imposter Syndrome
  2. Between Fence Posts
  3. Shower, Pt. 2
  4. Bipolar 1
  5. Physical World
  6. A Song I Made in 2001 With My Friend Who is Now Dead
  7. Arrow
  8. Oslo
  9. Internal World
  10. Betty
  11. "Don't Scratch the Wound"
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Added on: June 5, 2019