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Faces Under the Mirror is a Colorado band forged by Jake C and Jeff Laskey in 1994. Jeff was the initial lyricist and Jake supplied the vocals and programming for the first 3 songs that the band created. Sympathy, Sin of the Flesh, and Curiosity. This started the ball rolling with Jake writing the next two songs, Given Up and Seal of Approval. In between these songs being written was introduced a new member to the band, Westin Shafer, a guitarist and lyricist as well. After seal of Approval Jeff left the band for personal reasons but he is not forgotten. With Jeff and Westin both departed from the band Jake Cook the lead vocalist , writer, and programmer carries on the legacy with a new found member Jeremy A with whom both shared a short lived band known as The Shame. Jeremy was lead guitarist and writer and Jake played bass in this previous band. Most of the lyrical content of Faces represents the pain and emotion people Face on a day to day basis and some within the realms of an insane mind all bi-products of the lives we live and the imagination of Jake and Westin, Touched with the melodic and sometimes harsh synth melodies and angry to melancholy vox of Jake C. Westin added his own touch with bouncing, harsh and provocative guitar lines which accent the music well. Jake, now the solo member of Faces is writing and re-recording the songs that were done on older tape based equipment. So lets take a listen and explore the world of Faces Under the Mirror. PRESS: "Faces Under the Mirror. This project, fronted by DJ FaceHaven, has an old school 4AD sound reminiscent of Clan of Xymox and X-Mal Deutschland, complete with a Cimmerian musical density and angsty lyrics- Despite technical problems early in the set, the show went on- the combination of retro-electronics and FaceHaven’s maudlin vocals made for a striking performance; tracks like ‘Depressing World’ and ‘Sin of the Flesh’ rumbled along in lushly textured darkwave style. The material was atmospheric and sorrowful, enmeshed in the dark pop spirit of bands like the Cure and the Banshees." - Jason L. Anderson, Neuweltmusic (Oct 10, 2011)
The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Frontline Assembly, Cocteau Twins, Clan of Xymox.....