Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Features On Mirror’s First Single And Video
Soon Available On Vinyl
Artoffact Records will reissue Thomas Anselmi’s Mirror album on vinyl and CD in February.
Mirror’s Thomas Anselmi has a long history in the Canadian music scene — he founded controversial Vancouver punk-rock act SLOW in the 80s and was also at the center of the criminally underrated CIRCLE C (aka COPYRIGHT), who more or less invented Radiohead’s sound before they did in the 90s.
With Mirror, Anselmi had different goals and aspirations:
“As a songwriter, I’ve spent a lot of time in my music career trying to be innovative. And one thing that struck me was watching the way [David] Lynch would use music in films. Rather than being innovative, the music was used in a way that was familiar. In other words, anything that sounded kind of challenging melodically, I got rid of. I made everything in a way like a lullaby.” -Thomas Anselmi
Mirror’s debut and thus far only album was released independently in 2008. When the video for Nostalgia featuring Dave Gahan, the album’s opening track, surfaced on YouTube, it instantly became a viral sensation amongst Depeche Mode fans and quickly notched a half-million views. The album that followed on CD sold out quickly and has since become a collector’s item.
Mirror is a tour de force in song-writing, with the help of an impressive cast: Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) takes on vocal duties for the fantastic album opener Nostalgia; Warhol superstar and actor Joe Dallesandro makes an appearance on City Lights; Mike Garson (the pianist from David Bowie’s Alladin Sane) contributes; as do guitarist Knox Chandler, former Grapes of Wrath keyboardist Vincent Jones (who produced the record), and Download collaborator Phil Western.
Artoffact Records is excited to offer a remastered reissue, on both vinyl and CD, of Mirror. The first-ever vinyl edition comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve that includes many images from Mirror’s multi-media shows. Lyrics are also included on an elegant printed inner sleeve. A limited to 200 edition on red vinyl is available for collectors. The CD is a replica of the original out of print independent release; it comes in a digipak with a 16-page booklet.
Vinyl reissue, including track listing: stormingthebase.com/mirror-mirror-red-vinyl
HOME BASE: Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA
MEMBERS: Thomas Anselmi, Vincent Jones, Dave Gahan, Joe Dallesandro, Mike Garson, Knox Chandler, Phil Western, Laure Elaine, Haig Armen
GENRE: Rock, Synthpop