Mirko – LP1Posted: January 1, 2017
[ Room40, 2016 ]
The debut album by the London based musician Mirko Vogel was something I wanted to put up on Weed Temple as the last post of 2016. A sort of a sombre, dusty, meditative wrap-up on the turbulent year, with lots of violence and chaos arising in various parts of the globe. But LP1 is a calm meditation – it’s full of hope, that maybe, maybe, things will get better. Built around soothing drones, heavy ambience and haunting pianos the music here is a wide-eyed sonic panorama, like overlooking a large city from a big height or distance. Music for seeing the bigger image – definitely a treat for fans of Ben Frost, Fabio Orsi or Tim Hecker. Highly recommended!