That being said, on this new album, 'Dead Beat', The Orchestra pulls out more of that gloomy, ambient induced jazz music. They begin hesitant in opener 'In Longitude of Your Days' but come up with a first highlight immediately after. 'We Would Meet Again One Sunny Day' is perfectly suited to be used in the new series of 'Twin Peaks', slow, lingering, experimental and somewhat impending. It's a very long track too, delivering over twelve minutes of pure dark jazz goodness which slowly evolves and alters.
More than ever, the music on this album reminds me of acts like Boards Of Canada. Those soundscapes, that minimal percussion, it's beautiful. On the other hand, The Orchestra also seems to know its way around other forms of jazz. 'Stargazing' apparently lifts the dark veil and showcases some excellent jazz musicianship. 'Liquid Jihad' is another brilliant track, seemingly making the dark jazz genre a little heavier, potent and louder. I don't mind. This stuff is always welcome here.
There are three more tracks to go through but I promised myself not to go into track-by-track descriptions too often. So you will have to check those out for yourself. I will say that one of these three is another absolute highlight, a stunning dark jazz track and that the other two are also very worthy of your attention. If you are into anything between Dale Cooper, Bohren and Kilimanjaro, you will undoubtedly also be into The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections. After three high quality albums, this band certainly earned their place among those names...