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Space Mirrors are an international psychedelic space metal band consisting of Alisa Coral (Russia) and Michael Blackman (from 2002 to 2010) (Australia) plus special guests.
During summer 2002 the first album of the Space Mirrors
project "The Darker Side of Art" was conceived. The recordings began in August and soon it has truly become an international effort! Michael Blackman (known for his Alien Dream albums, Australia) joined the recording on guitars. Two songs ("Dark Jedi" and "It's cold today in Underworld") were specially written for well known multi-talented musician Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One) from Holland. It was a real success when he agreed to take part in the album and recorded his guitar and vocals. Jim Lascko a.k.a. Finity (famous for Strange Daze Festivals in USA) designed the artwork layout and booklet. Steve Youles recorded acoustic guitar and solo for one track. It was beginning of 2003 already, vocals were recorded by Alisa and last bits and pieces of the album were left to be done. In March the final mixing of the album was completed. "The Darker Side of Art" is difficult to put in the limits of one style, it's appeared to be a mixture of music styles – heavy, electronic, psychedelic, atmospheric and epic music based on a classic space rock approach (similar to Hawkwind and Ozric Tentacles with a touch of Chrome). Arjen’s superheavy rhythm guitars added a heavy metal dimension to the music. Space Mirrors music deals with the darker side of the universe and so it was called "Infernal Apocalyptic Space Rock". After "The Darker Side of Art" was released it got very good reviews all around the world. The song "Pale Ghosts" was featured on Eclipsed prog magazine "sampler vol.10" of July/August 2004 issue.
But Alisa Coral and Michael Blackman didn't stop at what was achieved and began work on a new album which shows a significant progress comparing to the first one – it’s titled “Memories of the Future”. Themes of the album deal with ancient civilizations and Ancient Astronauts theories, apocalyptic future and inspired by Frank Herbert's "Dune" novels. Musically it’s a new step in Space Rock music scene. While remaining true to progressive and psychedelic roots of the classic Hawkwind and High Tide albums it takes the full advantage of the modern recording technology and takes music on a new level. Songs of this epic album feature heavy guitar riffing allied to the soaring multi-synths, different types of vocals and pounding rhythms. Dark and apocalyptic, some songs have industrial flavour. As it was described “’the heaviest and closest to metal’ space rock album you have ever heard”.
Guest musicians who took part in “Memories of the Future” are Metatron (The Meads of Asphodel), Keith Kniveton (Starfield, ex-Hawkwind), Martin (Litmus) and Amber (Shadow Realms).
"Memories of the Future" was #22 in Top 100 albums of 2006 at Gagliarchives ahead of many famous names! (Gagliarchives is the leading Progressive Rock FM radio program and resource (USA)).
2007: Space Mirrors recorded new album featuring Nik Turner (Hawkwind co-founder, Space Ritual, Inner City Unit), Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed, Scattered Planets), Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae, Opposite Sides) and Amber. It's a new chapter in Space Mirrors history which brings you a research into the UFO conspiracy subjects in the form of a modern Space Metal.
2009: Space Mirrors album "Majestic-12: A Hidden Presence" was released in March.
Check out this review: http://www.doommantia.com/2010/02/space-mirrors-ma...