Light Mirror

Drowse - Light Mirror
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
June 7, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Flenser / Label
Shoegaze, Slowcore / Genres
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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
this feels like soft death, passing away alone. the soundscape is filled with morbid and painful sounds that feel like screams heard by no one.

fave tracks: between fence posts; shower pt. 2; physical world; arrow; oslo; betty; "don't scratch the wound"

least fave track: imposter syndrome
"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.
The Flenser is probably my favourite label rn
This album makes me feel like fog, just barely hovering over a ground of pine needles, residual snow in its final melt.
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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