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Artist
His Name Is Alive
ReleaseProduct
All The Mirrors In The House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986)
Label
Disciples
Catalogue Number
DISC3DL
Release Date
June 21, 2019

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There is exciting stuff in store for fans of His Name Is Alive - the Disciples imprint have announced a run of three albums consisting of the project’s unreleased early works. The first of these to emerge is All The Mirrors In The House, a set which focuses on the time when His Name Is Alive was the home taping project of Warren Defever.

All The Mirrors In The House takes in the period of 1979-1986, a timespan which means that some of the entries here were made when Defever was as young as 10. The tender age at which Defever created these pieces gives them an air of childlike curiosity. On this record we see a young person’s musical understanding developing in real time.

Defever’s youth also makes the quality of these tracks all the more remarkable. All The Mirrors In The House is not just a cute example of a kid playing around with recording equipment - these droning ambiences are dense, complex and frequently very beautiful. Artists like James Leyland Kirby and William Basinski would surely consider tracks as shimmeringly gorgeous as ‘Because Piano’ as gems in their arsenal and there is an ethereal quality to many of the numbers here that is not dissimilar to the ‘holy minimalism’ of Arvo Pärt.

With All The Mirrors In The House, Disciples haven given us an LP that both sheds light on His Name Is Alive’s later work and is also able to stand up next to anything else in Defever’s discography.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Piano Rev 2:03 Buy
  2. 2 Lliadin 2:55 Buy
  3. 3 Something About Hope 2:35 Buy
  4. 4 All The Mirrors In The House 1:27 Buy
  5. 5 Because Piano 2:23 Buy
  6. 6 Rememory 4:43 Buy
  7. 7 Tape Sound 0:36 Buy
  8. 8 Guitar Rev 2:01 Buy
  9. 9 Fine As Feathers 2:20 Buy
  10. 10 Reflection Pool 4:01 Buy
  11. 11 Equally Divided 1:59 Buy
  12. 12 Tape Slow 3:17 Buy
  13. 13 Outside The Window 0:33 Buy
  14. 14 Echo Lake 3:43 Buy
  15. 15 F Choir 2:06 Buy

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