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Fractal Mirror - Biography
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:53:45 AM »
A short Bio on Fractal Mirror, taken from the band´s website:

The origins of Fractal Mirror can be traced back to the mid-eighties when three friends from Amsterdam started to make music together influenced by bands from the famous 4AD label and artists like David Sylvian. At the same time a new wave of progressive rock was expanding its listening audience.  Bands like IQ, Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Marillion and Pallas but especially the virtually unknown Canadian band Terraced Garden have been a big influence on Fractal Mirror music.

Fast Forward to 2012:
 
Two of the original members are still working together but the musical focus has shifted towards contemporary pop/rock music with progressive rock influences.  Via Facebook a drummer from the States is found and after working out recording logistics through some demos the band decides on the name Fractal Mirror.  At the end of 2012  tracks were recorded at home for a CD.  The drum tracks were recorded at a studio in New Jersey in the summer of 2013.  These tracks were then mixed and mastered in August at the Autumnsongstudios in Trondheim, Norway by Rhys Marsh from Rhys Marsh and the Autumn Ghosts (recently interviewed in Classic Rock Presents Prog).  Our music has been played on many of the leading progressive radio stations to a very positive response.  As our ability to collaborate across the ocean improves and we share our musical ideas online, look for Fractal Mirror to release some new and exciting music in 2013 which will continue to demonstrate this variety of influences in an increasingly original blend. 


2014:

Garden of Ghosts is released in November, 2014 to overwhelmingly positive response, receiving feature airplay and special full length album previews on many fine internet sites.  See our REVIEWS page for a recap of the reviews.  We also made many Best of the Year lists as well.


2015:

We have written over 70 minutes of new music, some nearly complete, some just guitar and vocals, some verse/chorus requiring some additional music.  Once again, the music is evolving.  Stay tuned for some previews in the next few months. The CD will again be co-produced and mixed by Brett Kull of Echolyn and various other quality music projects.

Fractal Mirror:

Ed van Haagen: Bass, Keyboards and Programming

Leo Koperdraat: Voice, Guitars, Keyboards and Lyrics

Frank L. Urbaniak: Drums, Percussion and Lyrics
Music was my first love and still an important part of my life.