On the 6th of March, 2017 my third solo album "Mechanic" is released by Raumklang Music Records. I can't describe how excited I am by this!
This fall has been pretty packed with all things non-music related. But even then a new Am Tierpark 12"/digital release has been presented to the world "Cherry Blossom EP".
A Mirland track "Magenta Star" is featured on the "Snowflakes Vol. 7" compilation which is released by Raumklang Music. who will also be releasing my third solo album "Mechanic" early 2017.
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)
Promo text about Mirland (PDF)
"Mechanic" press (PDF)
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.