The “TEARDROP” split represents two unique ways of narrating pain: two different languages, each using their own alphabets and yet coining together a brand new idiom, exploring the innate aching and suffering of the human condition but with a narrative that is as dark and oppressive as is ultimately cohesive.
THE SUN AND THE MIRROR consists of cellist Sarah Townley, who creates a haunting wall of ambient drone and deconstructed classical melodies, and multi-instrumentalist Reggie Townley on vocals, guitar, bass, electronics and drums.
Only months after their critically acclaimed debut album “Dissolution to Salt and Bone”, the Washington-based duo are back with “Relinquishment of Hope”, a 23 minutes long track showcasing their signature sound made of dramatic melodies and rarefied atmospheres, and producing once again an effortlessly emotional blend of Doom, psychedelic, minimalistic noise, dark orchestral, drone and folk.
PSEUDODOXIA is formed by Davide Destro (LaColpa) and Void (Feed Them Death), both in charge of manipulating all types of frequencies and playing all instruments and machines.
After self-releasing the EP “SOL : C l a u s u m” earlier in Summer, the duo are contributing to the “Teardrop” split with two tracks that are a perfect synthesis for their multi-layered and pitch-dark metaphysical amalgamation of sounds including Dark Ambient, Drone, Blackened Doom and Noise.
“The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms Of Pain” is a monumentally dark meditation about suffering delivered through somber and enveloping soundscapes. Just like eerie layers of oppressive sound adorning the walls of a desolate house with no doors and no light, the album is a place of the soul where nobody can enter or leave but is permeated solely by the sad epiphany of the inevitability of pain.
01. EON : S o o t h : ECHOES (Pseudodoxia, 5:39 mins) 02. H o l y : PIG : S o l a c e (Pseudodoxia, 13:15 mins) 03. The Relinquishment of Hope (The Sun and The Mirror, 22:56 mins)
Artwork, Layout and Artistic Direction by Evokaos (Brucia Records)
Credits – The Sun And The Mirror:
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Z.V. House at Rabbitbrush Audio
Some percussion, bass, and noise recorded by Reggie Townley at the Tiny House
Music and Lyrics by The Sun and the Mirror
Management: Amanda Bones at Hell to Pay Mgmt.
Band Photo: Tommy Johnsen
Credits – Pseudodoxia:
All frequencies, noise, production and deconstruction by PSEUDODOXIA.
Vocals by Void
Theremin on “H o l y : PIG : S o l a c e” by Ays Kur (Die Kur)
Bio – The Sun And The Mirror:
The Sun and The Mirror have released several limited edition demo cassettes on their label, South Facing Slope, and supported these releases on three tours of the western United States.
They released their debut album “Dissolution to Salt and Bone” in digipak A5 CD edition via Brucia Records on April 2nd, 2021.
“The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms Of Pain”, the upcoming split album with Pseudodoxia, is their second release with Brucia Records and will be published on December 3rd, 2021 on digital and digisleeve CD edition.
Bio – Pseudodoxia:
Pseudodoxia is the brainchild of Davide Destro (LaColpa, Macabro Dio) and Void (Feed Them Death). They self-released their debut EP “SOL : C l a u s u m” on digital in July 2021.
“The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms Of Pain”, the upcoming split album with The Sun and The Mirror, is their first release with Brucia Records and will be published on December 3rd, 2021 on digital and digisleeve CD edition.