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The Black Angels

Wilderness of Mirrors

Partisan Records



limited indies only 140g (1 blue, 1 red) 2lp in gatefold w/ rainbow foil board + obi strip - 1 per customer

Released: 16th Sep 2022

£25.99


140g 2lp in gatefold w/ rainbow foil board + obi strip

Released: 16th Sep 2022

£24.99


cd w/ obi strip

Released: 16th Sep 2022

£11.99


red cassette in eco-friendly cardboard cassette

Released: 16th Sep 2022

£12.99


The Black Angels have pulled off quite a trick on their latest album: they've expanded their sound with glistening clarity whilst retaining the trademark sonic gloop that gives them their heaviness - the result is a gorgeous psych swamp that invites regular full-bodied frolicking.

Wilderness of Mirrors expertly refines the Black Angels’ psychedelic rock attack alongside a host of intriguing sounds and textures. There are classic blasts of fuzzed-out guitars meant to simultaneously perk up the ears and jumpstart the mind, alongside melancholy, acoustic guitar-driven newfound experiments. Mellotron, strings, and other keyboards also play a more prominent role on Wilderness of Mirrors than ever before. Even amidst these new experimentations, The Black Angels remain masterfully true to psych-rock forebears such as Syd Barrett, Roky Erickson, Arthur Lee and the members of the Velvet Underground, all of whom are namechecked on album highlight “The River.” “The Velvet Underground song ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ – that’s what every Black Angels album has been about,” says vocalist/bassist Alex Maas. “You can’t work out your struggles unless you bring them to the forefront and think about them. If we can all think about them, maybe we can help save ourselves.” The best music reflects a wide-screen view of the world back at us, helping distill the universal into something far more personal. Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock that does exactly that, which is one of many reasons why the group’s new album, Wilderness of Mirrors, feels so aptly named. In the five years since the band’s prior album, Death Song, and the two-plus years spent working on Wilderness of Mirrors, pandemics, political tumult and the ongoing devastation of the environment have provided ample fodder for the Black Angels’ signature sonic approach.

Wilderness of Mirrors

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  1. Without a Trace
  2. History of the Future
  3. Empires Falling
  4. El Jardín
  5. La Pared (Govt. Wall Blues)
  6. Firefly
  7. Make it Known
  8. The River
  9. Wilderness of Mirrors
  10. Here & Now
  11. 100 Flowers of Paracusia
  12. A Walk on the Outside
  13. Vermillion Eyes
  14. Icon
  15. Suffocation