Musically, Guilt Mirrors is all over the map in the best possible way. The familiar Shocking Pinks lo-fi indie sound is present, but Guilt Mirrors is way more electronic and diverse, mining seams of krautrock, disco, drone and synth-pop, amongst other things, all fed through Harte's lo-fi, hypnagogic haze. Thematically, the album deals with pain, depression and frustration (especially with Harte's own chronic insomnia) and the album, despite several energetic, upbeat moments — including several dancefloor-friendly numbers including Tristen R Deschain's remix of "Hardfuck" — is a stark aural diary layered with glitch and drone and imbued with monumental crises of faith.
A vinyl version of Guilt Mirrors featuring 11 tracks that works as a kind of "Best Of" edition will be available, but even if it may be a lot to digest, it's certainly worth diving into the full release.
Read an interview with Nick Harte here. (Stars & Letters)