All The Mirrors in the House is the first in a three part series exploring the fertile His Name Is Alive archives of early works by the Detroit-based savant, prior to signing to 4AD in the late-1980s.
Transcendental tape loops and bedroom ambient dream states from the teenage mind of Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive.
Warren Defever’s youth also makes the quality of these tracks all the more remarkable. All The Mirrors in the House is not just a cute example of a kid playing around with recording equipment - these droning ambiences are dense, complex and frequently very beautiful.
The home recordings compiled here pre-date any previously heard music from the HNIA universe and reveal something quite different from their more polished vocal-led albums, presenting an immaculate sequence of hermetic instrumental tape experiments from early 80s suburban Michigan. Shimmering FX-smeared piano loops, pastoral acoustic sketches and aquatic strings paint a picture of ecstatic minimalism, long afternoons spent hiding from the midwest winter with a 4-track and a pile of records.
Pressed on clear vinyl with no banding - the intention is for the album to play through as a continuous sequence on each side.
Printed inner sleeve with liner notes and interview by Mike McGonigal, founder of the fanzine Chemical Balance and YETI magazine, and author of acclaimed books on My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500.