How musicians self-record explored in new photobook, Mirror Sound



With Suzanne Ciani, Vagabon, Mac DeMarco, Jim O’ Rourke and more.

A new book exploring artists’ creative methods of self-recording music, called Mirror Sound: The People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music, is being published by Prestel this October.

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Written by Spencer Tweedy and Lawrence Azerrad, Mirror Sound aims to shine a light on the “laboratories of inspiration” that musicians create when self-recording – spanning from fully kitted out studios to bedrooms and garages.

Each chapter investigates a specific aspect of the self-recording process – from how musicians started, to how they’ve harnessed emerging technologies.

Bringing together photography and interviews by Daniel Topete, the book profiles 27 musicians including Suzanne Ciani, Jim O’ Rourke, Vagabon, Open Mike Eagle, Sharon Van Etten, Mac DeMarco, and Yuka Honda.

Head here to pre-order a copy in advance of Mirror Sound’s 20th October publication, and check out the cover below.