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The Mirrorstone's 'Rukma Vimana' fuses electronic and industrial genres to intriguing effect

The effort reflects an exciting future for the music visionary.

It can be hard to stand out in the music industry. With that said, The Mirrorstone have certainly made a huge statement with this album.

As a debut, Rukma Vimana is rather reminiscent of the direction rock was taking in the early-mid 2000s, mixing electronic and industrial elements into the genre. The Mirrorstone are successful at finding an accessible sound that doesn’t resort to too much sentimentalism, with ‘Selfish’ and ‘Our Home’ being close but still keeping true to their sound.

Don’t let the electronic and industrial branding fool you though, the rock element is still relevant here. There are loud guitars, big choruses and more. You can hear both sounds clashing well and fluidly together in tracks such as ‘Num1sun’, ‘Torana Child’ and ‘Battlefield’. Along the way you’ll come across some tracks that curiously stray away, such as dance-infused track ‘Space Voyage’ and the mandolin-dominated ‘For You’.

While Rukma Vimana is commendable for a debut, it can feel a bit too bulky and stretched-out with its 16 tracks. The Mirrorstone do showcase their sound in bounds however, which reflects an exciting future ahead for them.

7.0

By Rhys McKenzie