Indiscreet Mirror

by Alex Monk

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about

According to its creator, Alex Monk's fourth album —the follow-up to 2010's wonderful The Safety Machine— "explores the tension between innocence and experience that late adolescence can evoke." I would say, however, that this is a very personal exploration of a very specific adolescence; one endured in a rural village or small town, introverted and largely alone, one more absorbed in nature, landscape and the changing seasons than social pressures, career ambitions and drunken nights out. Not that I'm suggesting that Alex Monk was a clean-limbed Boy Scout solely occupied by bracing country walks and pure thoughts of a subtly religious nature; the game-changing discoveries of sex, hash and LSD are surely the engines that keep this record turning, buried and unmentioned as they are. But if you're looking for a well-observed dissection and reflection of contemporary urban teenage existence, then you should probably look elsewhere. If, however, your transition from childhood to young adulthood can be reflected in an impressionistic collage of dream and memory, a sonic patchwork of acid folk and ambient electronics, then step through the looking glass and join Alex Monk on the other side.
— Ben Graham, The Quietus

credits

released October 4, 2013

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Thanks to Gavan Kearney aka Sand Snowman for bass on Trickster, Gareth Jones for bass and ARP Odyssey on Pluckley Follies, Steve Dowle for drums & percussion on Syd the Shell and Pluckley Follies

All other instruments and sounds played and recorded by Alex Monk

Mastering by Mark Beazley at Trace

Original photographs by Laura Ward

Graphic design by Levi Seeldraeyers & Marieken Hensen

Screen printing by Smeraldina-Rima

Written and produced by Alex Monk

© 2013 Alex Monk
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www.alexmonk.org
www.smeraldina-rima.com

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