Time for an update.
It’s been a seriously packed indian summer and autumn so far.
I’ve released a charity ep “Greyscale Controller” for the benefit of Kurt Grünewald Hansen (buy it at http://mirland.bandcamp.com) and finished my third solo album album “Mechanic” (to be released early 2017 through Raumklang Music Records including a collaboration with Claus Larsen AE). I composed a track called “Anxiety” for the movie soundtrack for Dustin Ferguson’s Meathook Massacre - series (the full length version will be part of NO Devotion Records' “Document 01” compilation this November) and have also been remixing tracks for 11grams, Leaether Strip and Vaylon. A couple of new tracks for the second Am Tierpark album has been recorded too and the album actually only needs graphic design - then it’s ready for release.
Speaking of graphic design I’ve created a handful of Leaether Strip covers and am currently working a cover for Diego Bittencourt’s N3VOA project.
So things are hectic but good at Mirland Headquarters.
15/8/2016I am currently working intensely on my third solo album - an album which presents a far darker and industrial side to Mirland and as yet untitled. All the while the second Am Tierpark album is finished or rather we have enough tracks for both the second and the third. A new dub tech project is slowly emerging too but more on that later.
The result is not only stunning, it is also very dark. No cheerful synth pop, but obscure IDM that flirts with industrial (on “Depeche Mode Deconstructed”, Peek-A-Boo Magazine, Belgium)
The sound universe of Mirland is a quite intimate platform (...) The work appeals to the listener’s imagination (...) If you like minimalism and intimate electronic atmospheres this is for sure an album that will fulfill all your needs (on “Sleep Disorder”, 8/10, Side- Line Magazine, Belgium)
Sleep Disorder is indeed an album that takes the listener out of balance, but it also gives him the ultimate beauty (...) Tunes that create images for the brain. (...) ambient with a high industrial factor (on “Sleep Disorder”, 79/100, Peek-A-Boo Magazine, Belgium)
(...) an insiders’ tip for those who want to hear something different. (on “Fragments”, 90/100, Peek-A-Boo Magazine, Belgium)
The work of Mirland reflects his love and passion to create unique sound treatments (...) reminding me a bit of Mirland’s compatriot and living-legend Trentemøller (on “Submerge”, 8,5/100, Side-Line Magazine, Belgium)
Part of the Danish underground scene John R. Mirland played drums in various metal bands while recording noise/industrial in the early and mid 90’s.
After years’ hiatus from the music nurturing a career as an illustrator and painter 2010 saw the release of “Cerebral Reducing Valve”. Recorded using analog synths and heavily manipulated samples the ep was a venture into dark ambient, noise and minimal techno. From then things when fast with Mechanical Principle, Holm/Mirland, more Mirland and lately Am Tierpark.