The album was largely recorded at a converted studio at Gotye's parents' farm in the Mornington Peninsula. Retrieved 20 April Viacom International Media Networks. Hearts a Mess New Version.
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Making Mirrors - Wikipedia
Archived from the original on 17 September Mifrors 17 February Becoming proficient on keyboards and drums, De Backer was a teenager when he formed his first band, Downstares, with three of his high-school friends.
A songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Gotye real name Wouter De Backer earned a global audience in when his single "Someone I Used to Know" became a major international success.
Retrieved 22 April The album's first single, "Eyes Wide Open," was a major hit in Australia, but the follow-up, a duet with Kimbra titled "Someone That I Used to Know," became an international smash, with the single topping the charts in the United States, Canada, the U.
Retrieved 20 April Retrieved 21 February Retrieved 16 February Retrieved 9 January According to an msking in The Agethe track "State of the Art" is about a secondhand s organ Gotye's parents purchased. Despite the album's huge success, Gotye revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone Australia that he initially battled with indecision and depression while making the album, which in turn became the subject matter of songs like "Smoke and Mirrors" with a central theme of impostor syndrome and "Save Me".
The accompanying music video is an animation showing a family purchasing and playing the instrument. Later that day, the song was aired for the first time on Triple J with the official stamp of approval from Gotye.
Views Read Edit View history. So I mrrors I feel a bit analogous to what these songs become to me—you know little ways for me to explore my record collection, explore the world of sound that I'm fascinated by, and also sometimes get a different perspective on memories and emotions I've been mulling over that they find voice in these songs". Retrieved 14 April Retrieved 11 May Since then, the album has been certified three times platinum, selling in excess ofcopies in Australia.
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After moving out of his family's home, De Backer found himself moving frequently over the next several years, while also dividing his time between solo work and the Basics. Like Drawing Blood Archived from the original on 4 April Archived from the original maiing 7 September The De Backer family left Belgium for Australia when Wouter was two years old, finding a home in Sydney before relocating to the Melbourne suburb of Mirrofs.
Around the same time, De Backer became acquainted with singer and songwriter Kris Schroeder, and together they formed a band called the Basics, who released their first album, Get Back, in Irish Recorded Music Association.
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Somebody That I Used to Know feat. On 19 Mayit was announced that this album would be released on 19 Augustwith the album to be launched the following day at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Graphic Festival, with animators and a ten-piece orchestra as part of Gotye's performance. The album was released in Mirror on 19 August mirroes Archived from the original on 8 April It was eventually released as the fifth single from Making Mirrors in Australia on 27 February Retrieved 16 December After the success of Making Mirrors, De Backer returned to the Basics for their album, The Age of Entitlement, and he launched a personal project, the Ondioline Orchestra, in which he paid tribute to pioneering electronic musician Jean-Jacques Perrey, who was a virtuoso of the Ondioline, a keyboard that could emulate the sound of strings, woodwinds, and other instruments.
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