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4.0 out of 5 stars A real grower, 16 Sep 2011
This review is from: Making Mirrors (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
Making Mirrors came out whilst I was working in Mumbai for 8 weeks; and out there working like a crazy person it didn't click. Gotyes previous album Like Drawing Blood has 5 tracks on my most recently played playlist. I admit I like quirky alternative pop music as well as the more folky alternative music; and having had this for almost a month he has a lock on it with Making Mirrors. It has a lot of natural sounding instruments

Strangely though Making Mirrors languished on my iPod and I even skipped over tracks; I just didn't gel with it. The opening 1 minute track threw me; as did the widely varying styles. Then it clicked and gelled - its not a story telling album - each song is telling its own story in its own stile. These quickly changing song styles might lend itself to home on shuffle rather than listening in a single sitting but there are a few outstanding tracks on this album - Somebody that I used to know - is one of the best songs I have heard with Gotye duelling with Kimbra over a breakup. The music painting a picture and but with the excellent vocals carrying a strangely different tone mirroring the two sides of the debate.

Its a defiantly alternative album; it doesn't feel over produced and jumbles up sounds and emotions as you go - and that is what threw me at first. Back the UK the mix of emotions and styles with upbeat happy songs to breakups as well as the smiles from the crazy; state of the art - a 5 minute tribute to a cotillion d575 organ. Its going to end up on my most played playlist in short order. Its well worth a listen; and Gotye publishes "Film Clips" of his songs onto youtube - with the Somebody i used to know and State of the Art ones being particularly great.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2012 01:56:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2012 01:56:51 GMT
Helen says:
I have only heard the track Somebody That I Used To Know and I love that so have pre-ordered the album on the strength of that song - hopefully I will like the other tracks as well! But please can somebody tell me if he is related to Sting in any way?? He sounds exactly like him on the chorus of Somebody and if it's the singer in the video he looks rather like him too! Watch the video here on amazon and you'll see what I mean!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 15:49:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012 15:49:29 GMT
BWJC says:
nope, no relation to Mr. String who's a Geordie, whilst Mr Gotye is from Belgium by way of Australia! he does sound a bit like him though.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 16:29:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012 17:56:13 GMT
Helen says:
I like the 'Mr String' bit!! I'm sure Sting has travelled about a bit during his younger days with the police and solo, could be his love child you know!!!!!!! LOL ;)) Only Mr Gordon Summoner could tell us that!

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 13:38:35 GMT
very japan like music

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2012 00:12:36 GMT
Helen says:
Japan??

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 00:29:25 GMT
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