Over the course of three albums in the shape of Out Of Phase (2007), Veils (2011) and From Tomorrow (2013), The Oscillation has come to be established as one of the premier voyagers and navigators of the politics of consciousness. While the purity of their vision is diluted in lesser hands in an ever-expanding scene, The Oscillation’s dexterity in moulding and manipulating sound into an aural kaleidoscope remains undiminished.
Presented here is a collection of not only rare and previously released material grabbed by eager hands but also a handful gems that are finally seeing the light of day. In doing so, The Oscillation are giving off more than a reflection of their talents; here, they’re offering something much more and go beyond the mirror.
Four of these tracks have already been released as b-sides and limited EPs, all of which have sold out. The unreleased tracks are expressions that haven't been able to fit on previous albums but demand your attention to present another side of The Oscillation. Which, of course, they do. ‘Waste the Day’ (b-side of Record Store Day release 'No Place To Go') is a groove-based beast that moves confidently in and around broad strokes of sound. But it’s with the unreleased material where the jewels shine with hypnotic and glorious wonder. ‘Endless Oblivion’ shimmers in a loaded haze as ‘The Detour’ and 'The Mirror Pool' find The Oscillation developing a new vernacular. There's an undeniable sense of liberation about these songs. Eschewing the need for narrative and continuity, these rarities work well together with a compelling mix of heavy delivery and an unabashed melodic sensibility.
Beyond The Mirror: Rare And Unreleased Tracks
Braindrainer (taken from "Fall" e.p 2012)
Waste The Day (b/w No Place To Go single 2012)
Kissing The Sun (Hands In The Dark "Travel Expop Series #2" 2013)
The Mirror Pool (previously unreleased) Endless Oblivion (previously unreleased)
Crystalline Tears (previously unreleased)
Insect Attention (Hands In The Dark "Travel Expop Series #2" 2013)
The Detour (previously unreleased)
released November 9, 2015
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