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
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.