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Derrière Le Miroir: Lift Me Up
"Lift Me Up"
MP3 download single

released by Syborgmusic 7/2014

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Founded in 1992 by Nicole Rellum, Ralf Jesek and Kai Kampmann, DERRIERE LE MIROIR were a “fixture” of the independent scene of the 1990s. Their very first demo recording “Simple Blue”, which appeared on the third part of the legendary “German Mystic Sounds” series of the Zillo magazine, made their soulful wave pop sustainably known. Four CDs, concerts and several television and radio appearances followed, until problems of their label delayed the release of their fifth CD again and again. In early 2000 the label surprisingly announce their closedown and nearly the same time - and almost symbolic - all recordings got lost in a hard disk crash. Frustrated by these developments, a new album was postponed indefinitely and the band produced only contributions to various international compilations. Until they played their fairwell concert on the 14th of December 2002 in Chemnitz/Germany.

While Ralf was still musically active (eg IN MY ROSARY, now I-M-R), Nicole and Kai withdrew completely from music. Not until the end of 2012, when they were invited by Ralf to participate as guests in the I-M-R album “Letters from the Paper Garden”, the vague idea germinated to go back into the studio as DERRIERE LE MIROIR again. And after they had also played a little surprise concert in 2013 at a birthday party, it was summarily decided to record two cover versions just for fun - and also to see whether the chemistry between them was still intact. The result ended up being so convincing that the step towards a release virtually suggested itself.

With “Lift Me Up” (Moby) and “The Night” (Valerie Dore) DERRIERE LE MIROIR chose two songs which are quite far from their genre. Did they already prove their talent to transform something completely strange into something of their own by their 1993's version of “You're My Heart, You're My Soul” of Modern Talking, they now show impressively that they have not forgotten anything. In their hands the Electro Pop of Moby turned into a wonderful piano ballad, while the 1980s Italo Disco of Valerie Dore mutated to a DLM typical Wave Pop track. On these songs they were supported by Nicole's daughter Helena, who fits perfectly as a pianist and background singer in the cosmos of DERRIERE LE MIROIR. And in the shape of the 2002 live version of the band's classic “Alibis” they also offer a little view into the past.

If a full-length album will follow is not yet clear, but the conditions are, shall we say, better than just good...

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Derrière Le Miroir
photos by Nick Kampmann

NICOLE RELLUM - vocals
RALF JESEK - guitars, keyboards, programming
KAI KAMPMANN - bass

special guest:
HELENA RELLUM - piano, keyboards, backing vocals

NEWS

03/24/2016
If nothing goes wrong, the Spanish label "Oráculo Records" could release a vinyl EP this year with seven songs out of our archive. The preliminary album title is "A Handful of Memories" and the songs will be picked by the label - which could become quite exciting ;)
03/14/2016
The live version of "Albis" from 2002 is part of the "Indie Guitars, Vol. 1" compilation.
03/05/2016
Due to time problems the production of our new album is a bit laboured :(, but here is the current tracklist:
in (flux) -- we want it all -- failed to fall asleep -- lift me up -- something -- take -- the broken face -- in need -- the garden -- passed -- the end in this -- (time) out
01/26/2016
Our studio demo "One More Time" is part of the "Messages Beyond Dark Dreams 2" compilation of the Russian label "Darkpage".
09/10/2015
Here is a snippet of the first roughmix of our introduction song "In (Flux)":

05/21/2015
Just a short note, because it seems to become serious: the pre-production of 12 new songs has begun and yesterday Kai recorded some bass lines to five of them. And we hope that the first vocal recordings will start in the second week of June... provided that Ralf is able to finish the lyrics... ;)
03/30/2015
12 demo songs are recorded. Now we have to find an available date to meet - which is always the most difficult part ;)
01/28/2015
After the bustle around the new I-M-R album "InOutSide" has subsided a bit, Ralf will start to work on the first demos from mid-February...
07/01/2014
"Lift Me Up" ist out now and can be downloaded at (alsmost) every known on-line shop!
06/26/2014
"Alibis" opens the vinyl sampler "Distant Waves", released by the Spanish label Dead Wax Records...
06/13/2014
Photo session...
05/31/2014
Fanfare: the songs are completed! If nothing unexpected happens, they will be released by Syborgmusic (as MP3 download single) at the end of June.
Tracklist: 1. Lift Me Up, 2. The Night, 3. Alibis (Live 2002)

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05/29/2014
A nice finding from Brazil :)

04/20/2014
"12h50", the result of the very first T:H:E session, is featured on the free download compilation "Stairways".
You can download it here:
http://at-sea-compilations.de/?page_id=475

T:H:E is the reactivated project between Ralf and Kai. Founded during their school days, they now decided to do it again. Just for fun... :)
03/20/2014
A short info: the cover versions ("Lift Me Up" by Moby and "The Night" by Valerie Dore) are almost done... :)
11/20/2013
The idea is a bit more concrete now: we will do (call it a warming up...) cover versions of three songs. If everything goes well it shall end in an EP, enriched by some live tracks.
08/13/2013
Yesterday we met to talk about a possible "reanimation". And yes: it looks like we are all quite excited of this idea ;)
06/02/2013
Yesterday we did a short, short concert as a birthday present. Nervous? Of course - but nevertheless... that we still could play the songs... quite strange...
11/18/2012
"Letters from the Paper Garden" is out now!
The track we did together is called "Poisoned Eyes" and it really sounds a bit like "the old" Derrière Le Miroir... ;)
09/20/2012
For the upcoming I-M-R album "Letters from the Paper Garden" we have recorded a song together since more than ten years!
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DISCOGRAPHY

Lift Me Up
Lift Me Up
MP3 single (07/2014)
Syborgmusic
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Lift Me Up - The Night - Alibis (Live version 2002)
Thieves & Kisses [Remastered + Bonus]
Thieves & Kisses [Remastered + Bonus]
MP3 album (2009)
Echozone
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Death Behind One's Brow - By Tears - Nowhere Girl - Diving - Over - Down On Me - The Sea - Pictures - Tell Me - All Mine - (Komarov) - Heaven '94 - BONUS TRACKS: The 3rd Fault (Studio demo) - Waiting - One More Time (Studio demo) - Nowhere Girl (Live)
Deep [Remastered + Bonus]
Deep [Remastered + Bonus]
MP3 album (2009)
Echozone
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Fancy Garden - Passion - The Second Curtain - Monk On A Rope - Gold - Lost - A Notion Of Light - Headless Mourn (feat. HOLGER DIENER) - Electric Chair - Fancy Garden II (feat. MARTIN VON ARNDT) - BONUS TRACKS: A Notion Of Light (breathe mix) - Electric Chair (d-d-dead mix) - If - Good Night - Tonight (Studio demo)
Alibis [Remastered + Bonus]
Alibis [Remastered + Bonus]
MP3 album (2009)
Echozone
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Alibis - A Dream - G.T. - Sleeping - Come! - Snow Girl - Meaningless - L'autre Mort - This Room - Mirror - Simple Blue (version) - Just Like You - BONUS TRACKS: Alibis (blue mix by ENRICO ZABLER) - G.T. (snare version) - Like The Sun (feat. MELANIE WITTKE) - Detach - You're My Heart, You're My Soul - Simple Blue (Zillo version)
Selected
Selected
CD album (1997)
Nightshade Productions
Alibis - The Second Curtain - Gold - G.T. - Good Night - Passion - Mirror - Detach - A Notion Of Light - Like The Sun - Lost - Just Like You - Albis (blue mix by ENRICO ZABLER) - bonus tracks: Simple Blue (Zillo version) - Tonight - The Same - Silent Breath - Everybody - ??? - The 3rd Fault
Thieves & Kisses
Thieves & Kisses
CD album (1996)
Nightshade Productions
Death Behind One's Brow - By Tears - Nowhere Girl - Diving - Over - Down On Me - The Sea - Pictures - Tell Me - All Mine - (Komarov) - Heaven '94
Deep
Deep
CD album (1995)
Derrière Records
Fancy Garden - Passion - The Second Curtain - Monk On A Rope - Gold - Lost - A Notion Of Light - Headless Mourn (feat. HOLGER DIENER) - Electric Chair - Fancy Garden II (feat. MARTIN VON ARNDT)
A Notion Of Light
A Notion Of Light
MCD (1994)
Derrière Records
A Notion Of Light (breathe mix) - Electric Chair (d-d-dead mix) - If - Good Night
Pregnant EP
Pregnant EP
CD EP (1993)
Derrière Records
Alibis (blue mix by ENRICO ZABLER) - G.T. (snare version) - Like The Sun (feat. MELANIE WITTKE) - Detach - You're My Heart, You're My Soul
Alibis
Alibis
CD album (1993)
Derrière Records
Alibis - A Dream - G.T. - Sleeping - Come! - Snow Girl - Meaningless - L'autre Mort - This Room - Mirror - Simple Blue (version) - Just Like You

MEDIA

DLM - Alibis
"Alibis" (RTL, German Television 1994)
DLM - Mirror
"Mirror" (SAT1, German Television 1994)
DLM - Waiting
"Waiting" (Private vids)
DLM - Tonight
"Tonight" (Demo 1992)

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