"Folk Music in America" is a series of 15 LP records published by the Library of Congress between 1976 and 1978 to celebrate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. It was curated by librarian/collector-cum-discographer Richard K. Spottswood, and funded by a grant by the National Endowment…
"The beginning of Second Nature sounds like an interrupted Imperial March for art nouveau storm troopers.
We like Mind Over Mirrors rather a lot. The heavily treated harmonium at the heart of everything, somehow managing to bridge the gap between the strange sounds of our 8-bit youth and the strange sounds from the analogue synthesisers that were being ritually abused a few years before. All while being produced by an instrument far, far older than that.
After a grand droning introduction Second Nature becomes almost buoyant. Speeding along a looping causeway, the central supporting melody constantly circled by krakens being released from the deep and stargates being opened in the heavens.
That’s what we love about Mind Over Mirrors’ music: it’s a gateway drug to blogging excess. A shibboleth that tests your love for the vistas conjured in the music by making you write about them. Or you could just listen below…”