Louisville, Kentucky-based musician Mirador releases their captivating and emotionally-charged album titled ‘Something for the Ailments’.
With a humble following and a penchant for atmospheric, downtempo ambient music, Mirador’s unique approach to sound and emotion sets this album apart.
‘Something for the Ailments‘ is a collection of 10 tracks, each artfully named ‘Something for the…’ and delves deep into the complexities of human emotions such as anger, anxiety, loneliness, emptiness, grief, and regret. Through gentle synthesisers, melodic chord structures, and the inclusion of field recordings, including the soothing sound of rain, Mirador creates a soundworld that is simultaneously comforting and thought-provoking.
“I had residual anxiety after finishing up my previous EP “Inconvenience” so I wanted to try to use that stress to guide me to alleviating it. I tried music as a sense of self-therapy starting with “Something for the Anxiety”- aiming for a simple, pleasing and affectionate sound that eased the pressure, with the hope that what comforted me might be of help to others” – Ryan, Mirador
What To Expect
Mirador’s past struggles with achieving recognition for their work add a layer of determination and resilience to this release. With a sound that is as intimate as it is universal, ‘Something for the Ailments’ invites listeners to explore the depths of their own emotions, making it an album that resonates on a personal level.
The album presents a rich tapestry of sounds that transcend traditional genre boundaries. While its core essence revolves around experimental ambient, the musical journey it embarks upon gradually introduces elements of downtempo and rhythmic instrumentals.
“My intention with the prefix was to make every track feel human and humble with its name. Scattered amongst the mess of a helpful friend’s place “there’s something for this, here’s something for that. You have a headache? I think I’ve got some aspirin around here.”
For me, the album’s true essence is best exemplified in tracks like ‘Something for the Loneliness’ and ‘Something for the Emptiness.’ These particular singles exhibit a striking synergy, creating a mesmerising auditory landscape. Picture gentle raindrops cascading against a serene backdrop, harmonising seamlessly with melodic synthesisers that gently escort you through this rain-soaked urban realm.
Alternatively, it might be the immersive soundscapes that envelop your feelings of emptiness, gently unveiling the warmth and beauty of a world beyond your immediate perception. These compositions serve as a testament to the album’s ability to transport you to a place where emotions and melodies intermingle, painting vivid sonic portraits that evoke a profound sense of connection and understanding.
While Mirador may be a low-key musician in terms of social presence, ‘Something for the Ailments‘ promises to be a hidden gem for those who discover it. This release offers an emotional journey and a sonic escape, creating an atmospheric experience that’s both meditative and evocative.
“I believe that, when people feel low, there’s a sense of isolation that’s implied with that feeling- like, YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THIS WAY! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? So I think people just want to feel less alone when in the thickets of it. I really hope that the music manages to connect with people in that way.”
The album released on 11th November 2023 and can be streamed via Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify here.
Show your support and purchase the 10-track album at 50% off until January 1st 2024 using code ‘insight’ via the artists Bandcamp page.
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