• 'MIRROR BREATHING' - OUT NOW ON GIZEH RECORDS •
THE SKINNY ★★★★★
"A stirring confessional, a thrilling musical evolution, and an inch away from perfect. If that."
“an intimate and touching album full of emotion”
LOUDER THAN WAR 9/10
"Gorgeously haunting vocals and sensual cello, clarinet and piano parts are all wrapped up in a synth and percussion parcel delivering an ethereal experience."
"Music with the beauty of a glacier."
THE SOUND NOT THE WORD
"Mirror Breathing – and, by extension, Shield Patterns – is something very, very special, and deserves to be both treasured, and recognised for the triumph that it is."
"It is an ash covered place of spectral memories and somber incantation. I don’t know if you need to be alive or dead to reach that place but I want to go. I’m seduced."
"A stunner. For a moment we had the first records of Sneaker Pimps in mind. So yes, it is a sort of trip hop, but because of the countless jazz, classical and experimental sounds, it's so much more than that"
"Mirror Breathing is a variable smorgasbord of texture and depth. Nods very firmly at Björk whilst still retaining Shield Patterns’ distinct voice"
“Haunting, hypnotic and disquieting, Mirror Breathingis an impressive work that warrants time for thought and reflection.”
"With a sense of style that is uniquely their own, Shield Patterns create a deeply moving haunting experience on Mirror Breathing."
"Hypnotic and enveloping"
"You can't really categorise any of this because it has a sound of its own. And then there is that voice... "
ECHOES & DUST
"This is all about the attention to detail. Masterful, painterly, impressionist strokes of sound boldly placed across your aural canvas. Seemingly simple at first, yet delightfully nuanced at every step."
MUSIC WON'T SAVE YOU
"angular chamber music with dream-pop variations"
"An album that can not be ignored ...."