What is Mirrored Ogre?
From the ruins of a keyboard factory that exploded in the early 1980s, a synthetic limb reaches out. You shake its melted plastic hand and the sculpture guides you through the electro-sonic structure. In the scorched machine room, a mechanical brain ticks out patterns on a primitive drum machine, sending beats pulsing outward into a dance of flesh and prosthesis. Overhead, through the cracked ceiling, a glass guitar in the sky refracts an ever-morphing harmonic rainbow.
In the control room sits multi-instrumentalist David Ure (formerly of Insomnia Eternity and Occult Wisdom). His hyperactive hands appear to be terminally grafted to the levers of production, yet he sings clearly—affected, but not obscured. Over the intercom, Ure's naturalistic voice contorts into stories of time, space, oblivion and infinity. Its echoes penetrate the stuffy air of the factory's office, where traces of a spring afternoon breeze blow in through a poorly sealed window. A tree's shadow dances on a wall. Outside, an impossibly green hill glows in the sun.
What is a Mirrored Ogre?
A mirrored ogre is a parasitic creature that reflects the vision of others in its mirrored skin. To its victim, a mirrored ogre appears as the enchanting amalgamation of all that one cherishes and seeks. The mirage of its beauty lies in its reflectiveness, but if you look closely at its outer edges, the shape is that of an ogre.