Shifting Mirrors Tee Pee Records
With so many guitar albums being released, we’re always eager to check out those that are off the beaten track, and Shifting Mirrors is most definitely that! This is a fascinating, mainly instrumental album from a guitar, bass, drums trio, originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Bellier in Paris in 2008 and choc full of melody. What sets it apart, however, is the distinct Middle Eastern flavour. Think psychedelic desert rock meets 1001 Arabian Nights – and the amalgamation is strangely appealing. It’s 10 full-on tracks with no pauses between the them so it is an intensive listen, but the quality of playing from all concerned is exceptional and the production is amazing. This is a stunning and atmospheric album that also displays great dexterity of playing. Well worth checking out.