His Name Is Alive / All The Mirrors In The House (Early Recordings 1979 - 1986)
Album: All The Mirrors In The House (Early Recordings 1979 - 1986)   Collection:General
Artist:His Name Is Alive   Added:Feb 2020

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-12 Pull Date: 2020-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 23
Airplays: 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 10, 2021: Alien Hour
Reflection Pool
4. May 07, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Tape Slow
2. Sep 23, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's (rebroadcast from Sep 2, 2021)
5. Mar 04, 2020: Brownian Motion
Tape Slow
3. Sep 02, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's
6. Feb 23, 2020: Alphabet Soup
Equally Divided

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2020-02-12
Between the ages of 10 and 17, Warren Defever of Detroit was making home recordings that anticipated wide swaths of ambient music by an entire generation. He went on to become one of the most brilliant and inventive musicians around, but it's still astonishing how good this collection of juvenalia is. These melancholy miniatures are exceptionally beautiful and mysterious, to the point where they would sound perfectly natural coming from a professional composer today. Wow! RIYL Stars of the Lid, Celer, Sarah Davachi, Grouper, Benoît Pioulard, 4AD. Favorites: 6, 10, 11, 14, 15. Tracks bleed into one another. No words, no FCCs.

1. (2:03)—Piano drones, swirls.
2. (2:56)—Streaks of rising tones, shooting star-like.
3. (2:36)—Multitracked slow acoustic guitar.
4. (1:27)—Low, murky drone.
5. (2:24)—Proto-shoegaze feel, prelude to a big dreamy rock song.
6. *(4:44)—Deep, mysterious. Slow soul ballad guitar stretched away from recognizability.
7. (0:37)—Tape in a windstorm.
8. (2:01)—More proto-shoegaze sounds. Glimmering, psychedelic.
9. (2:21)—Dark, doom metal intro music.
10. *(4:02)—Limpid, serene ambient music. Strong Stars of the Lid feel.
11. (2:00)—Echoing piano, bright and gentle.
12. *(3:18)—More Stars of the Lid ambient atmospheres, unwinding tape sounds.
13. (0:34)—Fourth world-esque miniature.
14. *(3:44)—Water sounds, dissonant wisps, industrial bleeps.
15. *(2:07)—Eerie, slightly squeaky high drone. Music for an abandoned amusement park at night.

Track Listing
1. Piano Rev   8. Guitar Rev
2. Lliadin   9. Fine As Feathers
3. Something About Hope   10. Reflection Pool
4. All the Mirrors in the House   11. Equally Divided
5. Because Piano   12. Tape Slow
6. Rememory   13. Outside the Window
7. Tape Sound   14. Echo Lake
  15. F Choir