12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Making Mirrors is Gotye's eclectic-but-polished exploration of modern pop possibilities. Among songwriter/bandleader Wally De Backer's fusions are the electro reggae of “State of the Art,” the Motown garage rock of “I Feel Better,” and hushed, waltzing trip-hop of “Smoke and Mirrors.” “Somebody That I Used To Know” has one of the most persuasive melodies of the last 20 years, but the entire album runs with seamless continuity, right to the final pensive notes of “Bronte.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Making Mirrors is Gotye's eclectic-but-polished exploration of modern pop possibilities. Among songwriter/bandleader Wally De Backer's fusions are the electro reggae of “State of the Art,” the Motown garage rock of “I Feel Better,” and hushed, waltzing trip-hop of “Smoke and Mirrors.” “Somebody That I Used To Know” has one of the most persuasive melodies of the last 20 years, but the entire album runs with seamless continuity, right to the final pensive notes of “Bronte.”

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About Gotye

Gotye (pronounced "go-ti-yay" or "Gauthier") is the alias of Australian electronic pop trickster Wally de Backer. Born in Belgium and raised in Melbourne, de Backer began making music in his bedroom as a teen, and for several years fronted the rock band Downstares. After the group dissolved, he gravitated toward cut-and-paste electronic music, and in 2003 issued the first Gotye album, Boardface. Like Drawing Blood followed two years later, notching the cult hit "Learnalilgivinanlovin" and earning J Award consideration from the influential Aussie radio station Triple J. De Backer concurrently served in the Melbourne pop trio the Basics. In 2011 Gotye released Making Mirrors, featuring a duet with vocalist Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song became a global hit in 2012, charting in Billboard's Hot 100 and Rock Songs charts. ~ Jason Ankeny

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