Mind Over Mirrors shares immersive video for Matchstick Grip

Mind Over Mirrors shares immersive video for Matchstick Grip

Mind Over Mirrors

Shares Immersive Video For “Matchstick Grip”

Bellowing Sun Out Friday On Paradise of Bachelors

Live Premiere at MCA Chicago 6 & 7 April

Watch video for “Matchstick Grip”

“An extended kosmische treat, taking in New Age drones, Cluster ambience and an unexpected Cajun jig.” Uncut

In composing Bellowing Sun, Fennelly focused on rhythm more than ever. On “Matchstick Grip” that tactic pays continual dividends, injecting blood into his oxygen-rich music.” – NPR Music on “Matchstick Grip”

An atmospheric groove that somehow sounds both intergalactic and medieval. Pulsating strings, shifting drum beats, and a harmonium play about the synth soundscape. The song beams and flickers, inspired by the growing impact of artificial light on living beings.” – Stereogum on “Zeitgebers”

“”Bellowing Sun manages to touch on fascinating iterations of drone music, presenting a wildly diverse landscape of tracks that are both individualistic and work in lock-step to present a cohesive whole.” – Noisey

After nearly three years of composing, rehearsing, building, and preparing, Bellowing Sun by Mind Over Mirrors will be released into the world this week. This Friday it will be released as a 2LP/CD/Digital album by Paradise of Bachelors, and will also receive its live premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In anticipation, Uproxx has premiered a new video for “Matchstick Grip,” filmed by Julia Dratel at MCA Chicago and featuring extensive footage of the band performing beneath the zoetrope that was conceived and built in tandem with the writing and arranging of the music.

The video gives the impression of being immersed in the swirling colors of the zoetrope as it spins, providing an ideal visual accompaniment to the band’s ecstatic blend of electronics, percussion, and violin, and vocals. Of the video, bandleader Jaime Fennelly says, “Creating Bellowing Sun began in April 2015, and this collaged video is cut from a development residency in the MCA Chicago theater last December.  I was given unrestricted access to their theater for a total of four weeks over the last year and it’s because I had that time, space & support, I was able to make this work which thematically is so focused on observation of nature as a key characteristic of the human experience.  You make an action, you stop, you watch, you wonder, and you watch some more before, maybe, you make another action.  That’s been an integral approach to making Bellowing Sun, and I hope that translates into a powerful experience for audiences of the performances and listeners of the album.”

The initial run of two performances of Bellowing Sun have sold out, and a third performance has been added at 10 pm CST on Friday 6 April. Tickets are available HERE. Mind Over Mirrors, the quartet of Fennelly, percussionist and vocalist Janet Bean (Eleventh Dream Day, Freakwater), violinist Jim Becker (Califone), and percussionist Jon Mueller, will play Bellowing Sun in its entirety at each performance.

Watch a video interview with Fennelly produced by MCA Chicago: https://vimeo.com/258350375


Singles From Bellowing Sun:

Mind Over Mirrors – “Vermillion Pink”: https://youtu.be/_XKigzxtaWs

Mind Over Mirrors – “Matchstick Grip”: https://youtu.be/ZgBi0Oh5yL0

Mind over Mirrors – “Zeitgebers”: https://youtu.be/OS3u69CLOy8

Pre-order Bellowing Sun from Paradise of Bachelors (2xLP/CD): http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/pob-040

Pre-order Bellowing Sun from other stores (2xLP/CD/DL/stream):


Mind Over Mirrors – Bellowing Sun

(6 April 2018 – Paradise of Bachelors)

1. Feeding The Flats
2. Matchstick Grip
3. A Palinopsic Wind
4. Zeitgebers
5. Lanterns on the Beach
6. Vermillion Pink
7. Halfway to the Zenith
8. Oculate Beings
9. Talking Knots
10. Twenty-One Falls
11. Acrophasing
12. Pause to Wonder


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