Mirror In Mirror

by Skip Skip Ben Ben

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Osamu Takahashi "Macherie" is the dreamy jewel of this album, my best favorite of all. Favorite track: Macherie.
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Jerri Music that sounds like too many sleeping pills mixed with red wine, but in a good way Favorite track: 8oul.
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Skip Skip Ben Ben is back with their latest long-player Mirror In Mirror, a long swirl down the drain-hole of lucid dream consciousness. All gauze guitar and big-room drums, Mirror In Mirror's sound is vintage '90s dropout rock, backgrounding vocalist Ben Ben's inimitable falsetto rasp. Lyrically, Mirror In Mirror is Ben Ben continuing on her anesthetized trip through emotional id after emotional id, finding meaning in the darkest corners of consciousness then losing it in the light. Redemption as chemical, Faustian trade. As she belts to her self-reflexive subject on "8oul": "I can’t feel my soul / you can keep my soul."

The title track, "Mirror In Mirror", flips the whole thing into a carnival waltz, hurtling along on a slow-motion carousel populated by "things that don't exist, or maybe things that night after night after night can't sleep." The wonky lounge vibes spill over into the next track, "Over", where a lifted Sinatra riff jams its way jaggedly into the somnambulant soundscape, Ben Ben continuing her pitiless narration: "Jane is getting high, she’s not coming back / … / who cares if the sunrise doesn't shine?"

Mirror In Mirror is about solitude and soul, medication and meditation. Ben Ben reaches her most poignant pitch on the album's standout track "Do the R", where she struggles to resolve universal love with the mundanity of the everyday: "You, Me, He and the world are all a single golden line / Quit the boring work, violence inflicted by words, chains built by desire / Why do you want to give up so easily?"

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released December 28, 2015

斑斑 skip skip ben ben I Producer, Words & Music ,Vocal , Guitar , Keyboard,Bass,Melodica, Percussion
Jon Du I   Producer, Recording Engineer, Mixing, Guitar ( Track 2.9 ) 
蔡弦剛 Shan-gang Tsai I Drum kit 
郭恆 Cohen Guo I  Bass ( Track 2.3.5.7.8.9 )
Kevin Mcxviicxci I Art Work
Track 2 part of lyrics and music cover the song 「Feelin' 」by the band Bitter (2009) Track 9 background sound from Italian movie  L’Eclisse (1962) by Michelangelo Antonioni and a speech from Bashar in 2012 on Youtube. 

Special thank tos Maybe Mars .Hands & Moment Record.Gary Record .Petit Alp Records . Zanne Festival . XP . D-22 .Zoomin' Night . The Wall Live House . Revolver Bar . ADM music studio . APA music studio . Sound Factory . Feitou studio . Jon Du . Chou Yi . Hom Shenhao . Shen Ye . Yang Haisong . Lolly Fan . Yangfan Lee . Budha Terao . Mitsuko Hoshino . John Yingling . Zhou Nairen . Sun Heting . Joshua Frank . Simon Frank . Robyn Chang . Ricky Maymi . Kevin Shield . The Yours . Chiwai Chen .  Yuanzhang Tsai (Bitter) . He Min … and you ! 

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Track Name: Hybrid Meteor
瞬息万变的世界睡了
晕眩的我对你轻声说
去看山里的火车
去看千年的大树
想要忘记所有的事情
按著地图寻找地鼠的宝藏
说什么都没有用
说什么都没有用
带我走
Track Name: 8oul
He said I can’t feel my soul 
I can’t feel my soul 
you can keep my soul 
you gonna keep my soul 
Track Name: Illusion Of Love Pt1
I feel inside 
you sleep , you wakes me up 
Track Name: Mirror In Mirror
又一个灰濛濛的下午
塑胶们走上街道覆盖城市的颜色
一直到永恒
他们兴高采烈的谈论
一些不存在的事物可还是夜夜夜夜的睡不着
Track Name: Over
Jane is getting high , she’s not coming back 
she went to the garden cross by the river like a giant step before 
the world got lots of fun 
the Jesus will never come 
but why take it over , please don’t take it over 
who care the sunrise doesn't  shine 
Track Name: Do The R
脑中的运动如何才能够停下来
你我他和世界都是一条金色的直线
停止无聊的工作
言语伤害的暴力
欲望打造的枷锁
为什么要轻易的放弃
Track Name: Macherie
dear Mâchérie , will you tell me where you going?
dear Mâchérie , you die when you torture
dear Mâchérie , Mâchérie amour
Track Name: Illusion Of Love Pt2
初次见到你是在春天的时候
绿色的大衣全是香烟的味道
多想回到过去
带着已经破碎的玻璃杯
我总能梦到你 
快闭上眼 
三十岁
十月的台北苍白宛如石膏像
独自走上街
想起你说过的每句话
多想再见到你
无法停止嘲笑我自己
也总会梦到你
我想要飞到你身边
Track Name: The Tsunami Train
你干嘛叫我醒过来?
鞋子浸水的步伐
牙齿舌头不见了
也感觉不到湿气的重量
自动翻面的塔罗牌
上下颠倒的宝剑
不想绝种的恐龙吃掉手臂没朋友
不要拼命的叫我
不要叫蚊子咬我
时间在这里是不存在的
长颈鹿变成斑马抬起脚踏在我头上
动弹不得那瞬间 胃酸太多牙齿发臭了
心情不好要喝酒
睡不着也要喝酒
开往海啸的列车
喝到头皮都松了
不要用颜料丟我
不要用牙齿咬我
我是猫,我是猫
发射碎片到宇宙吧!