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MiracleGlass Company-MGC-1

Miracle Glass Company’s MGC-1 is entering my brain while I’m on a plane. The speed is low on our vessel. “Higher Than High” begins my flight. It possesses a unique dissonance flowing with the plane’s wheel picking up speed. I’m in the air. The cabin pressure fills every cavity in my body. I’m now adrift from the earth and allowing the new gods I hear control me. Each track creates its own lush atmosphere rarely seen these days. Classic sounds that matches The Zombies’ enduring aspects with early Beatles craftsmanship.

My plane is entered the halfway mark perfectly aligning with the progression of MGC-1. The pilot hammered on about weather conditions, but, I frankly don’t care. As this music has permeated my every vein. It’s now one with me. And that’s not going to change for the foreseeable future.

I feel like I’ve been staring into the vacuums of space for hours as this new psychedelic classic comes to an end. My plane is landing. And I miss the clouds and being high enough in he air to enjoy Miracle Glass Company in a manner which I quickly became accustomed.

Richard Murray Pow Magazine

I've been interested in music since a very young age. I was prone to ear infections when I was a baby and after long sessions with a doctor it was determined I would be deaf at a very early age from scar tissue. As a result my mother when play avant-garde music to me so I could hear a myriad of different sounds before that happened. Much to everyone's dismay, I could hear perfectly after the ear infections ended. But, my mom had inadvertently been put on a path of musical enlightenment. At 14 my 20 year old sister was attending Modest Mouse in Omaha, Nebraska with The Shins as an opener. I begged her to take me with her and she decided that would be my birthday present and took me. I was completely blown away by the experience. I wanted more and more of any live music I could find. But...living in Wellington, Kansas my options were a tad limited. I attended Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, Ladytron, Placebo shows but I was getting bored with everything mainstream. But everything changed when The Kills rolled through Kansas City. Seeing their dirty, smoke filled performance at The Midland Theater led me to look up more bizarre bands and further down the rabbit hole to finding newfound favorite such as Wolf Eyes and Slint. I began studying how exactly each genre made me feel. How each song sets a mood and tells a story. When I was about 26 I began writing for The Burning Beard. A doom, sludge, and heavy metal magazine based out of America and England and began my writing career. I met Dennis Gonzales at the 2014 Austin Psych Fest and we made a friendship centered around music. The next year we met again at the same festival and which led me to telling him about how I'd begun writing. He was interested to read my stuff and after a very short conversation he decided to let me on as a writing for POW! Magazine. Through his guidance my music spectrum as broadened significantly and I look forward to what I can hear in the future.