Mirror Of Haze has released the new album titled ‘Flamescapes Of Eden’ via Wave Records. Mirror Of Haze is one of those projects that is truly carving their own niche in the music scene, not just the indie music scene either. Their sound is signature and their music is memorable.
That feeling of dark lushness permeates through each note and blends in with a style that, while rooted in said shoegaze and post-punk, really becomes a storied vale of soundscapes and structures that immerse the listener in worldbuilding and sonic art. Beautiful and beyond.
About Mirror Of Haze
“Flamescapes Of Eden” is a transformative and layered journey from Mirror Of Haze, the Oslo-based project that is carving a niche in the shoegaze and post-punk landscape. Moving beyond the stark minimalism of their debut, “The End Is the Beginning,” this sophomore album weaves a rich tapestry of sound that harkens back to the alternative rock era of the ’80s and ’90s, while forging new auditory paths.
Mastermind Vadym Markov, the architect behind Mirror Of Haze, has crafted an expansive soundscape that blends the introspective darkness of post-punk with the ethereal, reverb-soaked textures of dream pop and the gritty distortion inherent in shoegaze. The album is a study in contrasts, juxtaposing dense, noise-filled moments with stretches of delicate vulnerability.
Central to “Flamescapes Of Eden” is the inclusion of guest vocalists, such as Anne Marie, Kim Bell of Broken Nails, Iris Capricorn, and Dani Mari of Primitive Heart. Their varied voices not only complement Markov’s vision but expand it, offering a multifaceted auditory experience that deepens the thematic resonance of each track.
The album navigates through the complexities of modern existence, touching on themes of isolation, love, and the search for meaning amidst chaos. It’s a reflective odyssey that invites listeners to confront the turbulence and uncertainty of our times, mirroring the lethargy and self-destructive impulses that define the contemporary human condition.
For enthusiasts of the Cocteau Twins, Lycia, and And Also the Trees, “Flamescapes Of Eden” stands as a poignant reflection of Mirror Of Haze’s artistic growth, delivering a sound both familiar and refreshingly novel. Composed and recorded in Oslo in 2023, the album is a testament to the enduring power of music to capture and convey the complexities of the human spirit.