MIRRORBALL

Format: CD
Released: September 2009
Label: Panoptikon
Catalogue: OPTIK 22

Artist: Martin Hall
Music and lyrics: Martin Hall
Producer: Martin Hall, Christian Skeel, Mikkel Meyer, Andreas Sommer
Design: Kenneth Schultz
Photo: Territorium

INDEX

1. Mirrorball 3:46
2. Patterns of Waiting 5:37
3. Forgetting the Details 5:28
4. D-Box Version 4:50
5. / / / / / 0:06

LYRICS
Mirrorball

Cheekbones made of light
Somewhere it’s morning
The languid grey of night
Leaving the fragrance of a cry

Guess you’re sliding back into your life
The pressure on your eyelids
Patterns of waiting
Of suffocating
Replaying the same scene
Recalling the same dream

Cover any feeling
Cover any reason now
You’re breathing the same air
The same hysteria
Like a mirrorball that shines
Just another flash of light
Deteriorating
Forgetting the details
Rewriting the scene in your mind

The shimmer of the dawn
Bleeding its beauty
How many times before?
Inhaling the sacred air of youth
Trying to guide me
To shield and to hide me

Guess she’s sliding back into her life
The pressure on her eyelids
The time that it’s taking
Before she wakens
It feels like a lifetime
A memory rewind


Musicians

Christian Skeel: piano
Johnny Stage: bass, guitar
Martin Hall: vocals, piano
Andreas Sommer: drums, keyboards, bass, guitar
Mikkel Meyer: treatments
The Vista Dome Ensemble: orchestra

Recorded during 2009. Track 1 is produced by Andreas Sommer, track 2 by Mikkel Meyer, track 3 by Christian Skeel and track 4 and 5 by Martin Hall.

Info

As a prelude to his first concerts in three years Martin Hall released the new download single and ep Mirrorball in September 2009 – a release on which he collaborates with three (very) different producers.

The opening track on the ep is a radio version of the title song, a grandiose pop version produced and recorded by Andreas Sommer (a.k.a. Maskinen). After this follow two radically different versions of the same song, “Patterns of Waiting” featuring producer Mikkel Meyer and “Forgetting the Details” featuring long-time Hall associate Christian Skeel (both artists contributed to Martin Hall’s critically acclaimed album Hospital Cafeterias released earlier 2009).

In Mikkel Meyer’s version the song is viewed through a set of almost clinically detached, electronically based optics, whereas Christian Skeel examines the composition in collaboration with the orchestra The Vista Dome Ensemble. The last version on the ep is Hall’s own original demo of the song, a recording on which guitarist Johnny Stage also performs.

The title song was released as a part on the download ep as well as a single-track mp3. A special collector’s version of the ep was also made available in 100 numbered copies.