Now, according to one description making its way around the Web, Cleaning the Mirror -- the group's six-track debut for Siltbreeze Records -- sounds like a hybrid of "Tim Buckley's Lorca and Jandek's Ready for the House." But that doesn't make much sense, considering the band totally sounds like a dark, synth-heavy act from the U.K., circa 1981. DeBroux even does spooky monotone doom-speak à la Ian Curtis. In fact, press a Pink Reason seven-inch and design a cover sporting austere geometry; I guarantee you'll fool a few old punks into thinking its an obscure relic from the early days of Factory Records. Of course, Cleaning the Mirror does exude more of a ragged, midwestern feel than either Section 25 or Minny Pops, but that only proves just how ahead of its time Pink Reason really was.
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