Jeff Sanders - vocals, guitars, synths, field recording
Steve Riley - drums and percussion
Kurt Baumer - violins
Dave DeMarco - bass guitars, baritone guitar on "Asylum Acres"
Bass on "Spell" by Phil Rohr
"Asylum Acres" is sort of a concept album about places you'd visit in dreams, out of body experiences, astral projection etc. Not a "musical novel", but more like a collection of horror/suspense short stories (think Poe, Lovecraft or Stephen King) - laced with mystical and organic sound. These songs are as dark as they are strangely uplifting.
Recorded and engineered by Sanders, DeMarco, Baumer and Riley
Mixed by Johnny Geib at 10X10 Studios
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
Cover Artwork by Richey Beckett
Bandcamp page design by Vertebrae Illustration, based on artwork by Richey Beckett
Please click on individual song links for lyrics and recording notes.
Thank you for spending your hard-earned money on my music, Dear Listener.
Your honesty and integrity are appreciated. Your support means so much to me.
This album is dedicated in loving memory to Bertha Y. Boucher.
I miss you, Mémère.
"“Asylum Acres” brings a breath of fresh air into a style of music that otherwise suffers from stale, monotonous approaches; and Mountain Mirrors certainly isn’t afraid of letting in one or two influences outside the folk acoustic genre either – prog rock and grunge specifically. This EP is the soundtrack to overcast nights, while alone at your desk with candlelight during a power cut as you watch one or two soaking pedestrians hurry along deserted pavements. It has that mournful and life-pondering feel but without being depressing in the slightest, acting more as an insightful window into another lifetime." - Richreviewz
released 29 October 2012
All words and music copyright 2012 Jeffrey J. Sanders
Published, Zen Frankenstein Music (ASCAP)