Wilderness Of Mirrors is the solo project of Aindréas Gill, the instrumental and compositional engine of the excellent Vermian, authors of a remarkable debut in the death doom field as All That Is Holy Must Be Undone; under this guise, the British musician moves on substantially post metal shores giving life to a work with unusual connotations, since it consists of two tracks, the first of which runs three quarters of an hour while the second is aligned to a more reasonable length of twelve minutes. If the development of From Across the Sun’s Glowing Sphere, Slowly, the Moon Swims Away will make more than one listener apprehensive, it must be said that Gill’s need to compose a track of such dimensions derives from his desire to convey in music his state of mind in the days following the psychic collapse he endured last November; the ambient drone incipit of about thirteen minutes gives way to a more robust progression that turns into a slow but progressive crescendo, superimposed on the trend of Aindréas’ health. Then the melody takes the field in the work but reveals itself intermittently, alternating with more threatening passages, in deference to the ups and downs of Gill’s moods, who then gives us a second track (They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness) decidedly more restrained but also relatively more sunny, representing a ray of light capable of piercing the darkness. From Across The Sun’s Glowing Sphere, Slowly, The Moon Swims Away is a beautiful work, to be dissected calmly and patiently in order to grasp its real essence in its entirety.
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