The year is definitely starting to wind down but it's definitely not over; a full month remains and, with it, some very exciting releases. One of those releases is Future Mirror, The Atomic Bomb Audition's first album in ten years. If you're unfamiliar, and you'd be forgiven considering the fact that the band have been absent for a long time, the group has long been a recognizable name in the spheres of art and progressive rock. They spent the last two decades or so of their existence experimenting with psychedelic soundtracks to fake films, adapting Pink Floyd's music, and in general blending catchy, hook-filled music that straddles the lines between groove, stoner, progressive, and heavy rock.
Future Mirror continues this tradition. While it opens with the honey-suckle drenched trappings of "Render", conjuring forth an image of Torche or perhaps more accurately its predecessor Floor, Future Mirror has a lot more to say. Following tracks "Night Vision" and "Dream Flood" introduce poppier influences, channeling darkwave and even David Bowie on the latter track. Whatever The Atomic Bomb Audition choose to infuse into their rock n' roll works exceptionally well, with every sound carefully put in its place in the composition.
This all boils down to a fantastically engaging and captivating listen. Future Mirror is hard to put it down as it strikes that elusive balance between approachable compositions and hidden depth, both intially alluring and rewarding to explore. It releases tomorrow, December 9th, and you can head on down below to the band's Bandcamp to stream it in full and pre-order it.