An Eagle in your Mind‘s Miraculous Weapons conjures kaleidoscope visions of weathered, flickering found-footage. A wide array of colors, albeit slightly sun-faded; a hand-woven tapestry draped over a rusty 1965 Ford F100. Smoke signals and embers from the night previous; cold hands from making snowballs. Archival footage of a slightly-snowy mountain pass viewed through the open window of a car as it weaves through; seeing your breath in the sun as you sing along.
AEM, based out of France but from many places (Morocco, Albania, Austrian Alps, Germany to name a few), is the true definition of what I’ll label as patchwork music. It is how AEM stands out with their faultless peppering of multi-instrumentalization throughout Miraculous Weapons: sintir/guembri, dreadnought guitar, banjo, Berber or Brazilian percussion, drum machine, Indian harmonium, synthesizers, water, wind, and flapping wings? — admittedly, there’s a few I can’t even put my finger on. Everything comes together to create a pulse from one song into the next; the waves of sound licking the hull of your canoe as you float through the soundscape.
There’s a true sense of freedom present on Miraculous Weapons — your brain coupling with AEM‘s primitive neural network and your mind musically fueled and reeling toward the global horizon. With each listen of the album you will feel compelled to go on an excursion, further and deeper each time, merely with this album as your light.
Miraculous Weapons releases on 01 June 2018 and you can preorder it right here on An Eagle in your Mind’s Bandcamp page. Give the track Flows a listen while there.
- Rainy Day
- If You Open The Door
- Cave Of The Darling
- Wild Fruits Kingdom
- Angola Moon
- Green Grass
- I Breathe
- River Of Your Soul
You can follow AEM on Instagram or go see them in the flesh (currently touring through France):
May 25, 2018 – Café la Récré – Chapelle Royale – France
May 26, 2018 – Le Papier Buvard – Soulvache – France
June 01, 2018 – Bistrot Culture – Ainay-le-Château – France
June 15, 2018 – Café des allées – Montagnac-sur-Lède – France
June 16, 2018 – Kacalou Maison Conviviale – Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne – France
June 22, 2018 – Le Café LIB’ – Bourrou – France
June 23, 2018 – Jardin l’Ephémère – Bordeaux – France
June 28, 2018 – Vinyl Kafé L’Eden Rock – Mont de Marsan
June 29, 2018 – Café Du Stade – Argelès – France