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Otherworldly delights on CC Sorensen’s debut. *Twin Mirrors* calls lightly towards new agey jazz and synth greats of the 70s, but this is very much a 21st century piece, where a variety of instruments frolic around field recordings and glitchy spoken snippets. The frogs are out there playing concrète jams. You just have to find them.
Full Spectrum Records is pleased to present our very first release of the new year: ’Twin Mirror’ by C.C. Sorensen. A long-standing associate of the Shadowtrash Tape Group, as well as a contributing member of the Llano Estacado Monad Band and Satin Spar, C.C. has released a slew of works in hyper-limited private press editions over the years. ‘Twin Mirror,’ however, marks their first-ever release under their given name, following on from their collaborative effort with our own Gretchen Korsmo last year.
The bulk of the album was created during the last two years, during a time of period of both literal and figurative transition. C.C. began living with a partner for the very first time in 2019 and the couple would relocate to San Antonio, Texas from Lubbock later on in the autumn. Once in San Antonio, they were forced to move three separate times before finally settling down. As a result, C.C.’s creative process was fractured, pressurized, and forced to adapt to these environmental shifts.
Diving into their studio work became a way to escape the overwhelming energy and stress generated during this time. The tracks found on ‘Twin Mirror’ thus began life as miniature sound worlds that C.C. escaped to when things got heavy – slip dimensions of peace, stability, and transformation. Each song is almost like a journal entry that follows along with the narrative of their protracted move to San Antonio, detailing the emotions felt in specific neighborhoods they’ve inhabited or meditating on homesickness for Lubbock.
Defined sonically by a blending of real and virtual instruments that creates an almost hyperreal effect, ‘Twin Mirror’ stands out as an evocative pastiche of western aesthetics, concrète experimentation, and plasticized electronics that conveys a sense of lonesome blues in the Modern American West.
released January 7, 2022
CC Sorensen - compositions, keyboards, voice, synthesizer, electronics, virtual software instruments, percussion, trumpet, guitar, field & EMF recordings
Damon Dennis - cello, pedal steel
Lane Shi Otayonii - vocal and synthesizer
Ryan Wade Ruehlen - saxophone
Andrew Weathers - prepared kalimba and whistle
Suzanne Yeremyan - synthesizer
Recorded and Mixed by CC Sorensen
Additional Mix and Mastering by Andrew Weathers
Artwork and Layout by Gretchen Korsmo
I'm so glad I gave this a few goes! Despite being into all three producers involved in this collaboration, it didn't click with me for a good six months. Since then I've been thrashing it! Michael Upton (Jet Jaguar)