Any collaboration that involves Grouper’s Liz Harris and Jesy Fortino of Tiny Vipers is always going to be an understated affair, and so it is on the insanely relaxed Foreign Body, the first piece of work from the pair under the Mirroring pseudonym. It’s a curious alliance; instead of two contrasting styles where both artists can bounce off each other, Mirroring sees two experimental ambient acts team up to largely expected results. Massive swathes of reverb, an occasional acoustic guitar and murmured vocals are the order of the day on an album that will ruffle few feathers. The duo get it right when each party is given equal room to breathe, as on the gloomy ‘Cliffs’. Unfortunately the majority of tracks are usually either entirely Grouper or Tiny Vipers, a disappointingly heavy hand from two artists lauded for their lightness of touch. Andrew Lemon
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KEY TRACKS: ‘CLIFFS’, ‘DROWNING THE CALL’.
FOR FANS OF: GROUPER, TINY VIPERS, JULIANNA BARWICK.