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17/10/2016 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 press said:

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)

Biography

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.

Discography

Mirland

Cover graphic for Let There Be Synth vol. 5
Artist
Mirland
Title
Fluctuate
Type
Compilation
Format
Digital
Label
Kodapa
Year
2016
Cover graphic for Electronic Saviours 4
Artist
Mirland
Title
Not Human
Type
Compilation
Format
Digital
Label
Distortion Prod.
Year
2016
Cover graphic for Mirland - Sleep Disorder
Artist
Mirland
Title
Sleep Disorder
Type
Album
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2015
Cover graphic for Mirland feat. Claus Larsen - Fragments
Artist
Mirland feat. Claus Larsen
Title
Fragments
Type
Single
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2015
Cover graphic for Mirland - Submerge
Artist
Mirland
Title
Submerge
Type
Album
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2014
Cover graphic for War compilation
Artist
Mirland
Title
Aftermath
Type
Compilation
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Kodapa
Year
2014
Cover graphic for Let There Be Synth 4
Artist
Mirland
Title
Sleepyhead
Type
Compilation
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Kodapa
Year
2014

Am Tierpark (with Claus Larsen of Leæther Strip)

Cover graphic for Am Tierpark/En Esch split 7 inch
Artist
Am Tierpark (split w. En Esch)
Title
No One Can Be Changed
Type
Single
Format
7"
Label
Distortion Prod.
Year
2016
Cover graphic for Electronic Saviours 4
Artist
Am Tierpark
Title
Climb To The Unknown
Type
Compilation
Format
CD/digital
Label
Distortion Prod.
Year
2015
Cover graphic for Am Tierpark - Uncaged
Artist
Am Tierpark
Title
Uncaged
Type
Album
Format
CD/digital
Label
Distortion Prod.
Year
2015

Mechanical Principle (defunct)

Cover graphic for Mechanical Principle - Changeling
Artist
Mechanical Principle
Title
Changeling
Type
EP
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Mechanical Principle - Neon Summer
Artist
Mechanical Principle
Title
Neon Summer
Type
EP
Format
Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Mechanical Principle - Voyager
Artist
Mechanical Principle
Title
Voyager
Type
Album
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Continuum Compilation
Artist
Mechanical Principle
Title
Everything
Type
Compilation/Album
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Mechanical Principle - Outpost
Artist
Mechanical Principle
Title
Outpost
Type
EP
Format
Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2012

Holm/Mirland (defunct)

Cover graphic for Holm/Mirland - Hypnotize/Breathe
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
Hypnotize/Breathe
Type
EP
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2015
Cover graphic for Holm/Mirland - In My Mind
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
In My Mind
Type
Single
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2014
Cover graphic for Holm/Mirland - Europa Machine
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
Europa Machine
Type
EP
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Holm/Mirland - In Control
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
In Control
Type
Album
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2014
Cover graphic for Deathline - Every Dying Breath
Artist
Deathline
Title
Every Dying Breath
Type
Remix
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Rock Noir
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Divider - Minimal Distraction
Artist
Divider
Title
Minimal Distraction
Type
Remix
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Basic Unit Productions
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Mangust - Fragile
Artist
Mangust
Title
Fragile
Type
Remix
Format
Digital
Label
...
Year
2014
Cover graphic for Continuum compilation
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
Kontinuum
Type
Compilation/Album
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Audio Visual Algebra
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Gaderung compilation
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
Again To Sleep ...Awake!
Type
Compilation/Album
Format
Digital
Label
Body Music Radio
Year
2013
Cover graphic for Holm/Mirland - Digitalt Format
Artist
Holm/Mirland
Title
Digital Format
Type
EP
Format
CD/Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2012

M73, Owl in the Woods (defunct)

Cover graphic for M73 - RealityCheck
Artist
m73
Title
RealityCheck
Type
Compilation/Album
Format
Digital
Label
Kodapa Music/Dark Synth Radio
Year
2014
Cover graphic for Owl in the Woods - Sweetest Things
Artist
Owl in The Woods
Title
Sweetest things
Type
Single
Format
Digital
Label
Robotik
Year
2013