“Dissolution to Salt and Bone” is the debut album by Experimental Doom / Ambient Drone duo The Sun and The Mirror.
The band consists of cellist Sarah Townley, who creates a haunting wall of ambient drone and deconstructed classical melodies, and multi-instrumentalist Reggie Townley on vocals, guitar, bass, electronics and drums. The album flows with effortless strength, powerfully blending beneath the underwater currents of its stream a unique mix of Doom, psychedelic, minimalistic noise, dark orchestral, drone and folk.
“Dissolution to Salt and Bone” was written and composed using the onboard generator of an RV during a road trip to the Oregon Coast and through Ironside Mountain, while the band was on their way to scatter a family member’s ashes.
A dramatically private meditation on mourning and loss which somehow manages to bring forth the themes of decay and the fossilisation of bones as a universal archetype for instances such as memory, change and evolution.