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His Name Is Alive

All The Mirrors In The House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986)


limited clear lp + download

Released: 21st Jun 2019


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a collection of otherworldly drone transmissions from the teenage bedroom of Warren Defever aka 'His Name Is Alive', best known for his 90s albums for 4AD.

The home recordings compiled here pre-date any previously heard music from the HNIA universe and reveal something quite different from their more polished vocal-led albums, presenting an immaculate sequence of hermetic instrumental tape experiments from early 80s suburban Michigan. Shimmering FX-smeared piano loops, pastoral acoustic sketches and aquatic strings paint a picture of ecstatic minimalism, long afternoons spent hiding from the midwest winter with a 4-track and a pile of records. This is the first in a three part series exploring the fertile His Name Is Alive archives and is pressed on clear vinyl with no banding - the artist's intention is for the album to play through as a continuous sequence on each side. Includes liner notes by Mike McGonigal, author of acclaimed books on My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500.

All The Mirrors In The House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986)


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