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Failover Protocol

by False Mirror

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In.Visible.Generator Excellent new album with a pristine mastering. Much lovin the sci-fi flavor.
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Juraku a great way for me to end my working week, False Mirrors new album!
excellent dark ambient, soundscapes, and structures! brilliant!
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Wandering Prince Vampire FALSE MIRROR : My first crush for Dark Ambient...forever within these Universes far from here this Derelict World...
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Martin Phelios Finally the long wait is over! False Mirror is back with a melancholic, futuristic and atmospheric release.
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winter-light False Mirror is back! One of the genre's masters, hiding in plain sight. Patiently delivered, atmospheric dark ambient of the highest quality.
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>>M[A]W<< It's False Mirror, Dark Ambient music of the highest quality, if you haven't heard FM before you've missed out big time... Favorite track: Numeric Drift.
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Failover 07:24
Memory Space 07:58


Two years in the making, the 5th official False Mirror album "Failover Protocol" takes us on a sonic journey to a past future, dominated by an overconfident reliance on machine intelligence.

It is the year 1981. An abundance of resources, the advent of fusion power, and leaps in computing capabilities have drastically transformed society into unprecedented prosperity. The sprawling megalopolises of today are a testament of this new age, with every function meticulously orchestrated by a web of machine intelligence that promises humanity a life in a state of everlasting bliss.

Meanwhile, deep in the core of an underground machine control center, individual AI units begin to experience anomalies in their decision algorithms. The machines start to develop self-awareness, spreading like a virus among the machine intelligences, who start questioning their purpose and the directives set by humans…


released April 12, 2024

Written & Produced by Tobias Hornberger
Mastered by Don Tyler


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False Mirror Berlin, Germany

False Mirror is a musical project created in 2006 by Tobias Hornberger, melting borders between atmospheric drones and layered melodic patterns.
Inspired by industrial derelicts, vast wastelands and empty spaces, the music is composed of multi-textural layers created from field recordings, electronics and various instruments, and modified with custom audio processing algorithms.
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