Gunnar Haslam returns to LIES records for his second album, Mirrors and Copulation. Following a slew of 12" releases this year, Gunnar delves deep into his darkest palettes for a return to his patient, haunted soundscapes that shrouded his debut LP, Mimesiak. * Digital download card included *Across eight tracks of ambient techno both brooding and tumultuous, Gunnar Haslam unravels a narrative on overpopulation and its potential environmental ramifications inspired by the Borges quote the album title references. "Meter By Me, Sybil" cascades arpeggios through a thick fog that never leaves Mirrors. "Ajapajapam Version" cuts through with a sluggish 3/4 strut and nauseated 303 bassline, but the rest of the A side is fully enveloped by the Gunnar's peerless recreation of the wet ambience of a ghostly rainforest.
"Cloud Castle Lake" offers an uptempo cut buoyed by a blasted kick drum and frenetic 606 workout. Still enshrouded, "Cloud Castle Lake" further explores Gunnar's sonic terrain with the force of a freaked dancefloor's momentum, much like the album finale, "In Argo Teurano", which blasts forth from the mist with a weathered adventurer's grit.
Mirrors and Copulation continues Gunnar Haslam's pursuit of the subterranean and introverted techno first offered on his LIES debut, embarking on more mystic pastures with his final offering of 2014.