Ever since we heard their 4AD Records debut Livonia way back in 1991, we’ve been in love with the dark genius of Warren Defever and his ongoing and ever-evolving band, His Name Is Alive. He recently announced a delightful gift for all his fans, All The Mirrors In The House (Early Recordings 1979-1986), a compilation of the earliest and most primitive recordings he’s ever made–predating even the earliest stuff available on super-limited releases and the fantastic King Of Sweet compilation. When they say early, they mean it; we’re talking about stuff from the ten year old child genius. We have no idea how it sounds, but this first taste, “Because Piano,” is a beautiful, haunting solo piano recording that sounds remarkably like his earliest HNIA output. We’re excited about the rest of the album, but this taste is quite generous.
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