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A friend of mine once remarked that "Minimal Synth" often implies "Minimal Talent." This is not the case with Mirror Talk's debut cassette. Long-time Berliner Dominik Noe grew up in rural Franconia, in Northern Bavaria, where as a youth he sang Bach choral works. Though the synth-pop of Mirror Talk may be more directly related to his later musical efforts, playing in Bavarian punk bands as a teenager, and more recently with the Berlin-based groups Wooden Veil and Germeine Gesteine, the lush arrangements and advanced harmonic understanding on display here reveal his ecclesiastical musical roots. Cold & synthetic, but illuminated by a warm, celestial light, as in the clouds of El Greco.
- Nathaniel Davis