Writing about music is a difficult and sometimes futile proposition. I once heard someone describe it akin to writing about architecture. You just know what you like when you see it. Same with music. You know what you like when you hear it. However, there are a few exceptions and I thought LA-based The Delta Mirror’s artist statement was both meaningful and relevant. I actually got it before I heard it. Which is no small task. So why mess with a good thing? Indeed. Here’s how they described themselves and the sound of their debut LP, Machines that Listen. They’ll be stopping by San Francisco’s The Rickshaw Stop on July 27.
The Delta Mirror is a cocktail of all your past loves, the ones you wish had stuck around, and check up on from time to time even though you’ve moved on. They were made from the sprained fingers and broken records of mid 90’s hip hop. They were made from the bent circuits of electronica, dead IDM lap tops and broken shoegaze strings. They were made from the injured spirit of a folk singer’s broken heart. Alongside bands like The Big Pink and The Fuck Buttons, The Delta Mirror see’s the things that made our past relationships work and brings them together creating the ideal love.