Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MIRROR

Symphonic Prog • Netherlands


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mirror picture
Mirror biography
Mirror is a Dutch Symphonic progressive Rock band formed in 1972. At the time of its formation, the band was a four piece consisting of high school friends Kees Walravens on guitar, Johan Saanen on bass guitar and vocals, Paula Mennen on piano, organ, synthesizer and vocals, and Peter Fransen on drums. In 1973 the band expanded its line-up with the addition of Philip de Goey on saxophone, woodwinds, and oboe. Their sole album was recorded over six days at the Stable Studio in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The album was titled Daybreak and was released in 1976, pressed in only 500 copies. The music is mainly instrumental and is influenced by Focus, Yes, and Pink Floyd. After the release of the album Mirror toured their native Holland extensively. But internal disagreements soon led to the departure of Johan Saanen and the band finally split up in late 1976.

After the break up of Mirror, Philip de Goey, Kees Walravens and Johan Saanen formed a new progressive Rock band, Lethe in 1978.

Fritz Anton (SouthSideoftheSky)

MIRROR forum topics / tours, shows & news


MIRROR forum topics Create a topic now
MIRROR tours, shows & news Post an entries now

MIRROR Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to MIRROR

Buy MIRROR Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
The psychedelic furs Mirror Moves Cassette Album USD $1.28 [0 bids]
TAKE THAT UK 'Mirror' Newspaper Special Supplement *Gary Barlow Mark Owen Robbie USD $16.56 [0 bids]
SONS & DAUGHTERS ?- Mirror Mirror LP+7"? 2011 Domino WIGLP268 EU Press SEALED USD $5.09 [0 bids]
Subliminal Girls Burn Koko/Mirror 7" VINYL Weekender Records 2007 NEW USD $3.81 Buy It Now
EMEITT RHODES - MIRROR - DUNHILL RECORDS DSX 50111 - GATE FOLD COVER - "SEALED" USD $40.00 Buy It Now
Lipstick on the Mirror [12 Tracks] by Pop Evil (CD, New!) USD $6.11 Buy It Now
Screaming At The Mirror 2 Vinyl LP Australian Punk post punk compilation USD $18.14 Buy It Now
FLORAL PRINT-MIRROR STAGES 12` Single NEW USD $23.14 Buy It Now
Creeping Pink - Mirror Woods (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $11.38 Buy It Now
Barbra Streisand/Marvin Hamlisch-The Mirror Has Two Faces JAPAN CD M-4631 USD $5.99 Buy It Now
Ken Camden - Space Mirror [New CD] USD $15.58 Buy It Now
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK MAGIC MIRROR: ALICE IN WONDERLAND NEW VINYL USD $24.97 Buy It Now
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK MAGIC MIRROR: LADY AND THE TRAMP NEW VINYL USD $24.97 Buy It Now
THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS MIRROR NEW VINYL USD $18.68 Buy It Now
BELL WITCH MIRROR REAPER * NEW VINYL RECORD USD $36.19 Buy It Now
MIRROR TRAVEL CRUISE DEAL [EP] * NEW VINYL USD $15.57 Buy It Now
NATURAL VELVET MIRROR TO MAKE YOU NEW VINYL USD $17.96 Buy It Now
BELL WITCH - MIRROR REAPER * NEW CD USD $14.71 Buy It Now
JASPER LEE MIRROR OF WIND NEW VINYL USD $21.41 Buy It Now
LOREENA MCKENNITT MASK AND MIRROR [LP] NEW VINYL USD $24.79 Buy It Now
CITIZENS & SAINTS MIRROR DIMLY * NEW VINYL RECORD USD $28.01 Buy It Now
AWAKEN DEMONS THE MIRROR [BONUS TRACK] NEW VINYL USD $27.50 Buy It Now
Sin Ropas - Mirror Bride [New CD] USD $15.15 Buy It Now
Enigma-The Screen Behind The Mirror CD NEW USD $16.00 Buy It Now
Blind Guardian-Beyond the Red Mirror CD NEW USD $16.84 Buy It Now
Meat Loaf Objects in The Rear View Mirror May Appear Promo 4 Track CD Single USD $18.00 Buy It Now
RICHARD THOMPSON,MIRROR BLUE,CAPITOL/BMG,1994 USD $3.99 Buy It Now
Sin Ropas - Mirror Bride [New CD] USD $14.34 Buy It Now
Prurient - Rainbow Mirror [New CD] USD $20.46 Buy It Now
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror - Sound Wave Song Art Print - A4 Size USD $8.91 Buy It Now 22m 27s
THE CROSS OF CHANGES ENIGMA 2 and THE SCREEN BEHIND THE MIRROR USD $2.50 [0 bids]
29m 33s
Neil Young / Mirror Ball USD $3.99 [0 bids]
31m 21s
STEVIE NICKS The Other Side of the Mirror ALBUM JAPAN CD NO JEWEL CASE CP32-5851 USD $0.99 [0 bids]
32m 28s
Emitt Rhodes MIRROR DUNHILL DSX-50111 of Merry Go Round RARE FOLK PSYCH LP NM/EX USD $7.22 Buy It Now 42m 21s
(CD) Polishing the Mirror [Italy Import] / Magimc / Free Jazz / Amirani Records USD $10.00 Buy It Now 46m 39s
HUMAN LEAGUE MIRROR MAN 7" UK ORIGINAL USD $3.99 Buy It Now 48m 59s
Mirror of Madness USD $14.30 Buy It Now 51m 52s
Signos Ensemble ?- Espejo (Mirror): MEX / USA CD FREE SHIPPING USD $29.99 Buy It Now 52m 11s
Tom Harrell ?- Time's Mirror CD USD $1.00 Buy It Now 56m 14s
Zibrat, Julija : Dantes Mirror CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1h 14m
The Fabulous Poodles, Mirror Star, 1977/78, LP, Album, 33 1/3 RPM, 12" Vinyl USD $1.00 [0 bids]
1h 14m
MICHAEL JACKSON 1987 Man In The Mirror 12" Single PROMO EDITION! RARE! LP BRAZIL USD $29.99 [0 bids]
1h 18m
STARLAND VOCAL BAND - REAR VIEW MIRROR LP - BHL1-2239 semi sealed USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 24m
Tibetan Bells III: The Empty Mirror USD $2.50 Buy It Now 1h 28m
PSYCHEDELIC FURS lp MIRROR MOVES brazil ID# 30453 1984 CBS 138620 NM NM automat7 USD $22.00 Buy It Now 1h 30m
CREEPING PINK-MIRROR WOODS VINYL LP NEW USD $26.34 Buy It Now 1h 41m
STEVIE NICKS lp THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR argentina ID# 35565 PROMO WHITE L USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 47m
STEVIE NICKS lp THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR brazil ID# 35570 1989 EMI 066792542 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 47m
STEVIE NICKS lp THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR venezuela ID# 35574 EMI 25167 NICK USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 47m
The Psychedelic Furs Mirror Moves NM LP USA BFC 39278 Columbia 1984 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1h 56m
DEMETHER whitin the mirror CD ltd dijipack USD $9.93 Buy It Now 2h
Wolves At Bay-Only A Mirror (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $10.14 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Q5 - When Mirror Cracks - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** - RARE USD $133.95 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Mirror Pedestrian 7" RARE Nurse With Wound H.N.A.S. Organum O'Rourke MINT USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 36m
VENT Fixer 7" Blue Vinyl, Ps, B/W Kissing The Mirror, 575328-7 USD $7.64 Buy It Now 2h 37m
Angels In The Mirror: Vodou Music Of Haiti [Var Artists] -- CD w/13 Trks USD $2.99 [0 bids]
2h 41m
The Other Side of the Mirror by Stevie Nicks (Cassette, May-1989, Modern) USD $3.00 Buy It Now 2h 42m
The Bitter Mirror New CD USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2h 42m
NEIL YOUNG MIRROR BALL PRAIRIE WIN SLEEPS WITH ANGELS CRAZY HORSE BOB DULAN REED USD $7.49 [0 bids]
2h 42m
livingston taylor (brother of) "three way mirror"epic records,12",1978, 33rpm,lp USD $4.00 Buy It Now 2h 43m
Lisa Gerrard - New York 1995 Mirror Pool tour USD $37.00 [0 bids]
USD $49.00 Buy It Now
2h 47m
EVEN X - Angry Mirror [explicit] - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $17.49 Buy It Now 2h 48m
Michel Angela - Looking In The Mirror - Used VG USD $5.81 Buy It Now 3h 10m
Barbra Streisand 2-CD Lot - The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 + Higher Ground 1997 USD $7.50 Buy It Now 3h 16m
Mirror/Dash ?- Mirror/Dash 7" Lathe Cut Sonic Youth Kim Gordon Thurston Moore USD $28.99 Buy It Now 3h 19m
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE The 20/20 Experience CD Music SUIT & TIE + MIRROR 2013 RCA USD $9.99 [0 bids]
3h 32m
Lisa Gerrard The Mirror Pool (CD, Aug-1995, 4AD (USA) Dead Can Dance Solo Uk 4ad USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3h 41m
Lisa Gerrard The Mirror Pool (Composer/Singer) (CD, Aug-1995, 4AD (USA)) USD $8.99 Buy It Now 3h 41m
JOE HENDERSON - Mirror Mirror - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $28.95 Buy It Now 3h 59m
Mirror of Our Minds by We the People (Rock) (CD, May-1998, 2 Discs, Sundazed) USD $15.00 [0 bids]
4h 8m
EMITT RHODES Mirror LP SEALED folk 1971 rock #626 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 4h 8m
Amy Camie - Magic Mirror-Inspired Reflections [CD USD $23.25 Buy It Now 4h 9m
JOHNNY STONE "BE SURE c/w MIRROR, MIRROR" EARLY R&B CLASSIC LISTEN! USD $19.12 Buy It Now 4h 11m
BARBELITH Mirror Unveiled GR0021 LP Vinyl VG++ Cover VG++ Insert USD $13.99 Buy It Now 4h 15m
Andragonia - Secrets in the Mirror RARE BR Melodic / Progressive Power Metal OOP USD $15.29 Buy It Now 4h 49m
TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Rear View Mirror - CD - Original Recording Reissued - *Mint* USD $11.75 Buy It Now 4h 52m
TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Rear View Mirror - CD - Original Recording Reissued - **NEW** USD $25.95 Buy It Now 4h 52m
Mirror Travel - Cruise Deal 616892344346 (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $9.94 Buy It Now 4h 58m
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART THE DRESSING ROOM MIRROR DON'T LIE 4 CD USD $29.99 [0 bids]
USD $39.99 Buy It Now
5h 8m
Nobunny Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror Vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $29.75 Buy It Now 5h 9m
TROUBLEFUNK WALLY JUMP JNR SHANICE WILSON 7" PS RECORD MIRROR COOL CUTS EP EX " USD $3.76 Buy It Now 5h 22m
Loreena McKennitt - The Mask and the Mirror [Remastered] *** BRAND NEW CD *** USD $16.97 Buy It Now 6h
Chthonic - Mirror of Retribution [New CD] USD $9.04 Buy It Now 6h 29m
ONSLAUGHT VI + 2 JAPAN CD Extreme Noise Terror Mirror Mirror U.K. Thrash Metal USD $30.89 Buy It Now 6h 45m
Chthonic - Mirror of Retribution [New CD] USD $9.67 Buy It Now 6h 52m
Colour CD single (CD5 / 5") Mirror Ball UK LIZARD017 LIZARD KING 2005 USD $9.55 Buy It Now 7h 6m
PATIENCE STRONG The Quiet Hour~1963 UK LP spoken poet Daily Mirror Quiet Corners USD $4.99 Buy It Now 7h 10m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - RECORD MIRROR - 3 TRACK EP - RM 3 USD $8.91 Buy It Now 7h 11m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - RECORD MIRROR - THE FAME AND FORTUNE EP - FAME 1 USD $8.91 Buy It Now 7h 11m
DIANA ROSS 'Mirror Mirror' 1981 UK 7" Single - Sweet Nothings USD $3.62 [0 bids]
7h 12m
Versus the Mirror HOME Headbanger Hard Rock music CD **NEW** 2006 + short film USD $2.99 Buy It Now 7h 15m
THE CRIBS - MIRROR KISSERS * 7 INCH VINYL * YELLOW MINT * FREE P USD $28.04 Buy It Now 7h 24m
Primal Scream Record Mirror UK magazine AUGUST 1990 1990 USD $23.53 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Jesus & Mary Chain Record Mirror UK magazine 25 NOVEMBER 1989 1989 USD $17.15 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Bassomatic Record Mirror UK magazine DECEMBER 1990 1990 USD $17.15 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Christians Record Mirror UK magazine 23/30 DECEMBER 1989 1989 USD $23.53 Buy It Now 7h 34m
LL Cool J Record Mirror magazine UK 17 JUNE 1989 1989 USD $17.15 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Record Mirror Janet Jackson UK magazine 18 NOVEMBER 1989 1989 USD $23.53 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Record Mirror Morrissey magazine UK 11 FEBRUARY 1989 1989 USD $23.53 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Smiths magazine Record Mirror - August 1985 UK 3 AUGUST 1985 1985 USD $17.15 Buy It Now 7h 34m

More places to buy MIRROR music online Buy MIRROR & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

MIRROR discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

MIRROR top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.83 | 18 ratings
Daybreak
1976

MIRROR Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MIRROR Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

MIRROR Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MIRROR Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

MIRROR Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Daybreak by MIRROR album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.83 | 18 ratings

BUY
Daybreak
Mirror Symphonic Prog

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Formed in 1972 and sadly gone a mere four years later, Dutch female-fronted five-member band Mirror delivered a sole debut work `Daybreak' in their final year that is something of a neglected minor Symphonic classic. Calling to mind everything from Focus, Earth and Fire, Finch, Camel and Epidaurus, the band delivered an endless string of beautiful guitar and keyboard-driven grand themes that seamlessly flow together, with an occasional use of gentle female vocals and more exotic instrumentation by way of sax, oboe, flute and other woodwind instruments to weave a rich and varied selection of progressive-symphonic music.

Although the band cheekily start with a very close rip on the chugging riffing of Yes' `Perpetual Change' on the ten-minute opening title track `Daybreak', the rest of the piece moves through slow- burn sax soloing, romantic Rousseau and Camel-like trilling flute over lightly humming synths and ruminating bass purrs. Some playful jig-like regal pomp and majesty could have easily come off the first Trace album, slow-burn electric guitar unfolds with dignity in the manner of the early classic Focus works, and the ethereal wordless sighing voice of keyboard player Paula Mennen reminds of Epidaurus' `Earthly Paradise'. The constantly energetic `Goodbye' lasts the same length and jumps back and forth between energetic bursts with reflective come-downs, full of frantic drumming, leaping bass and reaching, fiery Modry Efekt and Finch-like electric guitars runs, Paula's sweetly drifting voice almost calling to mind the female-fronted first album by Canterbury sound group National Health.

The second side opens with a short and melodic low-key romantic piece `Dear Boy' sung by Paula that holds an unashamedly warm and embracing quality. The mixing is a little off (her voice is either lovingly upfront or disappears completely in parts), but with its steady beat and Paula's unfanciful yet genuine voice, it's a lovely little change of pace, never coming across like a shameless radio-aimed throwaway, simply a gentle tune to enjoy. Then it's straight back to a final longer workout, and the thirteen-minute closer `Edge of Night' is another grandiose symphonic epic of great variety. While a few memorable themes emerge throughout, most striking of all is the mellow first half full of hypnotic piano and droning synth washes ala the classic Novalis albums, oboe puffing along in the background behind drifting sax, and there's even a touch of Seventies Pink Floyd/David Gilmour-flavoured bite to the guitar soloing spots here and there.

Fortunately, three of the musicians here went on to form a group called Lethe in 1978 who released another superb symphonic self-titled album with 1981. But it all started with `Daybreak', a low-key near-classic that has slipped under the radar for far too long, and now that it's been reissued on CD, there's no need to fruitlessly search for long-vanished LP copies, of which there were only 500 pressed at the time. If you're a fan of any of the above mentioned bands and lush symphonic-flavoured progressive rock with exciting playing full of ambition that also holds a frequently joyous sound, `Daybreak' could end up being your next progressive music surprise discovery!

Four stars.

 Daybreak by MIRROR album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.83 | 18 ratings

BUY
Daybreak
Mirror Symphonic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Sometimes you stumble upon a CD you have never heard before and discover a truly lost gem. This is the case with this obscure dutch band from the 70´s. A friend introduced me to Mirror knowing I was a fan of Holland´s music scene since the late 60´s and I´m grateful he did it. Daybreak is, unfortunately, their only album and it shows great promise. The music is mostly instrumental, but there are some nice laid back vocals done by keyboardist Paula Mennen, sometimes helped by bassist Johan Saanen. The band was strongly influenced by classic bands like Camel and Focus, with some parts also reminding of Earth and Fire and even a bit of Krautrock too. Still, they were already showing a sound of their own, which made me even sadder to know there was never a follow up. In fact, at the time, only 500 copies of the LP were pressed.

Most of the tunes are led by guitarist Kees Walravensm, but the band also had Philip De Goey on oboe, sax and flute, giving the band a quite distinctive twist. The title track starts with a powerful riff obviously taken from the classic Yes song Perpetual Change, but that´s as far as they go copying that group. The remaining is mostly pastoral and tranquil, much on the Camel´s style, although never really as a rip off of anyone. As I mentioned before, they were not only excellent musicians, but also very good songwriters. I just loved Saanen´s bass lines and Mennen´s great use of the ARP String Ensemble. Production was not that great, but the performances were so good they overcame that issue easily. There are no weak tracks and I throughly enjoyed Daybreak.

Conclusion: If you like laid back symphonic rock in the vein of the aforementioned bands then you cant´miss this one. It´s really a tragedy they did not get the recognition they deserved when they released this jewel. Still, they at least produced a fine LP that still sounds as fresh and beautiful as it was in 1976. I´m really glad I got to know them.

Rating: 4 strong stars.

 Daybreak by MIRROR album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.83 | 18 ratings

BUY
Daybreak
Mirror Symphonic Prog

Review by maryes

3 stars When I heard "Daybreak" from the Dutch band MIRROR, instantaneously, a impression comes in my mind, and is exactly the same as the Progarchives band biography: Their sound presents a clearly influence by their countrymen from FOCUS ( in large scale) , in second plane PINK FLOYD and in a very little "dose" YES. Curiously this YES little "dose" influence can be finding as soon as starts the first track "Daybreak" and only can be perceived in that track or in some isolated moments (mainly in certain bass/drums passages). Along with the Secound track "Goodbye", these 2 tracks form the better parts of the work. The other 2 tracks sounds monotonous and to "drag" . My rate is 3 stars !!!
Thanks to Ivan_Melgar_M for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives