- Release Date 2013-05-20
- Label Lost Language
- Catalog LOSTCDLP019
And what a magical piece it's turned out to be. Bernie Allen's debut album is a glittering prize that's consistently melodic, occasionally dark but with a tough groove based backbone running throughout.
'Sun Atlas' and 'Aviator' kick things off, setting an almost Balearic atmosphere, before 'Slow Departure' and title track 'Mirage', take this long player down a much darker road.
'Late Reflections' holds court at the half way point. A melancholic, anchor of a track and the first single to be released from the album.
The brooding swing of 'California' follows, dropping the tempo a little, before 'Digital Opiate' takes us back into chunky, sun kissed house territory.
'Blue Mountain' - a strong contender for the next single release - has us swooning with some beautiful piano work, before 'Moonfish' swims along for the albums epic finale.
It's a wonderful journey, beautifully produced, from an artist who's gone from strength to strength since his first release on Lost Language in 2011.
Nice one Bernie.
The Lost Language Crew