Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, experimental doom / ambient drone duo THE SUN AND THE MIRROR conspire with Brucia Records to release “Dissolution to Salt and Bone”, the band’s first full length album, on April 2nd 2021.
Cvlt Nation is now hosting a premiere of an excerpt from the album track “Katherinella Angustri”. Get mesmerized at THIS LOCATION!
THE SUN AND THE MIRROR consists of cellist Sarah Townley, who creates a haunting wall of ambient drone and deconstructed classical melodies, and multi-instrumentalist Reggie Townley on vocals, guitar, bass, electronics and drums.
The album flows with effortless strength, powerfully blending beneath the underwater currents of its stream a unique mix of doom, psychedelic, minimalistic noise, dark orchestral, drone and folk.
“Dissolution to Salt and Bone” was written and composed using the onboard generator of an RV during a road trip to the Oregon Coast and through Ironside Mountain, while the band was on their way to scatter a family member’s ashes.
A dramatically private meditation on mourning and loss which somehow manages to bring forth the themes of decay and the fossilisation of bones as a universal archetype for instances such as memory, change and evolution.
THE SUN AND THE MIRROR’s debut album is a phenomenally multi-layered work: spilling out blood and tears, rage and sorrow, their audial exploration in the realm of avant-garde and experimental music evokes a poetry of broken memories and incumbent omens.
“Life into waves, in the grey outgoing tide. We will dissolve, body of salt and ash and bone”.
FFO: Earth, Wolvserpent, Vile Creature
01. Interval I (4:43)
02. Currents (17:52)
03. Interval II (3:49)
04. Katherinella Angustri (17:13)