ABOUT THIS ITEM
Maria & the Mirrors are a London-based FFM trio who subvert the frantic overload of power electronics, dancehall and noise by injecting it with a luridly wasted shot of exotic glamour. Their eclectic sound has been influenced by acts such as Throbbing Gristle, DAF and Lady Saw and likened to contemporaries such as Gang Gang Dance and OOIOO. Collaborating with Mark Rutherford (one half of Kodiak, the Numbers-signed future-flash electronic duo who scored a hit with the celebrated Spreo Superbus earlier this year) "Gemini Enjoy My Life" is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed "Travel Sex EP" and significantly ups the production value of that raw blast whilst simultaneously pushing their noise to the point of rupture. It’s pure bliss-panic, sirens and sub-bass - an extreme carnivalesque collapse that will take your head off.
"Mudchute" on the flip is, frankly, fucking terrifying - a possible nervous breakdown in the dancehall, a relentless pulverising captivating explosion of gabba gamelan and banshee anguish. In stark and surprising contrast Vindicatrix turns out a beautifully understated acid-house remix of the A-side as an exclusive download with the 12”.
Maria & the Mirrors feature: • Relentless double drum kit set up • Shards of piercing taped found sounds hanging off a Diwali riddim • Strikingly transportative fem vox • Harsh Industrial textures harnessed to an whirlwind mix of danceable styles - always banging.