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Lunar Ecstasy

by Mountain Mirrors

Dark, kaleidoscopic folk music for Poets, Travelers and Seekers. Recommended for fans of Beck, No-Man or Pink Floyd.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. A Short Burst of Clarity
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2. Lunar Ecstasy
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3. Your Sacred Space
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4. Apparition
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5. Where the Green Meets the Blue
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6. Afterlife
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7. Last Resort
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8. Agent Orange
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9. Rain
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Imagine Opeth, Nick Drake and Pink Floyd jamming acoustic dirges around a fire in the woods under a full moon, while the outside world blows itself to bits. Sweet smoke in the breeze, apparitions and lost souls revel in the sound.

"Mind Blowing" - Darryl Baysinger, HELLRIDE MUSIC

"Mountain Mirrors' "Lunar Ecstasy" is a brilliant piece of work. Fit for poets and travelers and seekers and those just wanting something sweet and sad, yet beautiful to listen to." - Deanna St. Croix, STONERROCKCHICK.com

"A masterpiece!" - Stefan Koglek, COLOUR HAZE

"5/5 Rating" - OMEGAGENERATOR.com

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The Songs:

1. A Short Burst of Clarity - It's not about a God. But Something... Something I felt turned its back on me. But in actuality, I refused to accept it in my life. There is something out there. What is It to You? Email me at jeff(at)mountainmirrors.com.

2. Lunar Ecstasy - I remember writing the riffs on my acoustic guitar, and just strumming it quietly night after night. It just felt so sweet to play...warm and fuzzy. I could not figure out a poem to do it justice. Then, while listening to Beck's "Mellow Gold", I was inspired by "Nightmare Hippy Girl". I scribbled the lyrics on a napkin in my truck. (We all know someone who could be the main character in this song.) That heavy breakdown at the end wrote itself. I asked Brad Athey if he'd like to play a violin solo on it. Not a normal violin - but violin "from Hell!!". I was going to slap some Hendrix distortion on the fiddle afterward, and Brad beat me to it!! That solo blows my mind every time I hear it.

3. Your Sacred Space - Over the past year, my grandfather - who is more like a father and hero to me - suffered two major strokes. They kicked his ass, but he's worked hard to recover daily. My family suffered indescribable blows from it. Seeing him in the emergency room, my whole family and I in the waiting room night after night. Praying, demanding of that Something to stop f@#king with him. Stop hurting him. And me in my "sacred space". My constant Friend: music. Questioning that Something. Once my pen started moving, it too, wrote itself. Where is Your "sacred space"?

4. Apparition - This is the type of song I expect to hear on shows I love like "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Sightings". It started with the "tubular bells" chime and grew from there. I'm a huge fan of Vangelis' Bladerunner Soundtrack. You can finally hear that on "Apparition".

5. Where the Green Meets the Blue - I read somewhere a long time ago the invisible, vanishing space between the earth and the horizon is where infinity lives. And if for a split second You can actually see that space, You experience the infinite. Time stands still.

6. Afterlife - I wrote this solo guitar piece 6 or 7 years ago. Ever since, there hasn't been a time when I've picked up a guitar without playing it. I found Derek Devore at Ampcast, and instantly thought of that song. Maybe he would put some orchestration on it? Maybe he'd tell me to "smoke another one" just for asking! But he is just the coolest guy. I emailed him my song, and within two days, he sent me this spine-tingling, beautiful, dreamy accompaniment. You can't imagine what a feeling of exhilaration it is for me to listen to this.

7. Last Resort - Music-wise, this is by far the most psychedelic, out there tune I've ever recorded. The beat repeats itself through the whole song, adding to its spacey, hypnotic feel. The lyrics are about the things people turn to to heal themselves. Sometimes, we need to do whatever it takes to feel Hope.

8. Agent Orange - Vietnam has always fascinated me. We all know the main character in this song. Psychedelic Juggernaut Nick Bensen adds a soulful, floating E-bow sound on this track. While he was working on his parts for this song, I was working on some guitar for his song "Summit". You'll find that on Free City Media's "Further Adventures of Telepathic Explorers" CD!!

9. Rain - Just a guitar. Playing to You. While You drift off to Your Sacred Space.


Reviews


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Peacedogman.com


Although the music is quite psychedelic at times it never loses itself in the endless jamming that makes some of that old psychedelic rock so unbearable. In fact, the songs are all quite short and to the point. And since there's only 9 songs this leads to a record that barely passes the half hour-mark. Some people may consider this a flaw, but in my opinion this is one of those albums that you have to listen to as a whole. Although as far as I know it's not a concept album the order of the songs actually seems to make some kind of sense. In other words, don't press "shuffle" when playing this.

The final conclusion? Personally I like it a lot. I will leave it at that for now, since even after repeated listens I still have the feeling this album hasn't revealed all of its secrets to me yet. All you adventurous music types know what to do.

Don Williams


Hi Jeff Your cd Lunar Ecstasy is MINDBLOWING i have not stopped putting it in the cd player Your musicanship is awesome I live in Christchurch , New Zealand and it is great to be able to get this great music on this side of the Planet Keep up the great work and roll on your next cd

MiDI

Pretty Amazing
Before you scroll on. THE ONLY REASON WHY THIS CD GETS 4 STARS IS...

Its too damn short man. However, as I said before, this could be a good thing, and a precursor for the future of Mountain Mirrors to come.

To me it seems like an Intro to something damn Grand. Whatever it is Jeff is doing here, is SPOT ON. This guy has a gift, and what he has to offer is Absolutely Needed in this gray, murky swamp of copy, and pasted, clone-a-like crap of a music industry slump we are in right now.

He truly brings you original flavor, with a splash of incredible uniqueness, that Mr. Sanders Demands you listen to, and Appreciate.

Track 1, 'A Short Burst of Clarity', is by far my favorite, and, from what I feel, Jeff's strongest abiltity is shining here. This Track, creates the album, and plays a huge part in foreshadowing the rest of his piece.

I agree with (I think the first post). This CD has some sort of logic to it. If you listen to it on shuffle, it just won't make sense. It would be like watching a movie on shuffle. Its a very sequenced, and well thought out sonic image of Mr. Sanders thoughts. IMO.

Bottom Line is. Buy this Album if you are looking for new, and refreshing approach to your sonic earholes. Its absolutly 1 in a Million...

Great Work Jeff. I look forward to more from you.

Andy

awesome CD
I loved the CD it brought me back to the the old time with music from Floyd (Ummagumma) and maybe even a touch of Tangerine Dream

Beth at Tundra Trash Radio

blown away
I just got Jeff's CD in the mail yesterday and have been listening to this CD non stop!! What a beautiful piece of work!
I was really blown away by how incredible the CD is...
I can't say enough how awesome it is!! Very cool!!

The Sound Monitor

an original genre-breaking album
Lunar Ecstasy is an original genre-breaking album, in that
it's not something easily described. The album ranges from atmospheric sounds to Massive Attack style trip-hop with your more standard acoustic guitar & soft singing
tracks. The music takes you on numerous twists and turns throughout dark and beautiful landscapes from your dreams and nightmares.
This is one of those albums that a large variety of people are going to love and it doesn't matter what kind of music you normally listen to. The only negative thing I can say about it is that it's a little short and leaves you wanting more. I urge you to check this one out, I’m eagerly awaiting a follow up.

Will

Great album!
This CD was fab! To be honest it sat there for a week or so as the other Mountain Mirrors CD took up residence in my CD player and i didn't think it could be as good, but I'm glad I put it in. Dark guitars, occasional electric cutting through, orchestral at times. A really great album which it would be hard to become tired of.

Zach Browne

A New Innovative take on Music
Lunar Ecstasy is the first cd that has actually taken over my life! The mellodic tone to every song is so relaxing. I close my eyes and let the music take me to another plain of existence and thought. When listening to this cd I feel enclosed by the instruments and Jeff's voice which is so soothing, if you let it the words can speak directly to your soul! it is a great combination of mellodic beats and soulful singing. An instant classic

Daredevil

The arrangements are just perfect...
My favourite one-man-band is back with a lot of psyched out trippin´ stuff. This time Jeff entered new ways of recording and mixing his music...the music is more present and clear...also the arrangements are just perfect...classic guitars with violins and piano...that reminds me a bit of the older Smashing Pumpkins...ok, that maybe gives the music a pretty dramatic backround, but I love it when a album is arranged like that and me as the listener...I have much more fun. I would say this is a modern version of CAN mixed with some Ten Years After and old Pink Floyd...yes...the right mixture for a nice evening!!!

Hellride Music

"Lunar Ecstasy" is mind blowing!
THIS IS A GREAT LISTEN! From the Beck - like Lunar Ecstasy to the hauntingly beautiful instrumental Apparition to the accoustic track Where the Green Meets the Blue to another hauntingly beautiful instrumental called Afterlife, complete with breathtaking orchestration. The psychedelic Last Resort and the song about the Viet Nam war, Agent Orange. I did not go over every song on Lunar Ecstasy, just the very best!(in my mind)But believe me, every song is an excellent listen!
Jeff has really come into his own with Lunar Ecstasy. I am a big fan of the s/t first cd, but Lunar Ecstasy is mind blowing! - Darryl Baysinger
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