Nonviolenze – “Mirror”


“Mirror” shows haunting guitar work and vocals from Nonviolenze, the project of Houston, TX-based Shri Baratan. Solemn guitars and forlorn vocals guide a consuming first half, expanding fervently thereafter. As the three-minute mark approaches, escalating guitars coincide with an emotive vocal shout, leading into a suavely effective “mirror, mirror!” section. Drawing from classic psych-rock and singer/songwriters, “Mirror” is a stirring effort from Baratan, who elaborates more on the track below:

The Cosmos is a Mirror that reflects the body (gross matter), mind (thought vibrations) and feelings (radiation). You cannot hide from the Cosmic Mirror for it knows your innermost feelings. Everything you perceive is a reflection of you. That which you exhibit ricochets right back to you. Give love and get love. Display fear and it returns as vampires. The Mirror continuously assorts the field of feelings bringing like-characters together. The happy hang out with the happy. The Angry gather and resent together. What a wonder this Cosmic Mirror. What’s inside’s, Outside.

“Mirror” comes from Nonviolenze’s debut album Ghosts of War.

“Mirror” and other memorable tracks released in October can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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