“An enthralling and thought provoking journey” - Stationary Travels
Lyken and Dove demonstrate how one’s natural habitat can be turned into a wonderland" - A Closer Listen


For our 55th release we at TRS are very pleased to be bringing you this soundtrack to the film, “Mirror Lands”, by Mark Lyken and Emma Dove. Working in sound, music and film, these two regular collaborators are Scotland-based artists with a mutual interest in relationships to place and the complex interactions between humans, nature and industry. In their work they are drawn to revealing beauty within the ordinary and the musicality of the environment.

This soundtrack is a lovely combination of minimal pastoral piano infused arrangements, industrial and natural field recordings, voice overs, and evocative electronics.

As usual TRS055 will come in two distinct versions. Each copy of the limited deluxe version, in an edition of just 65 copies, comes housed in a vintage 7” square reel-to-reel tape box. Each box is double banded on the outside, and is uniquely covered and filled with vintage prints of the Highlands of Scotland, antique fold out maps of the country, a layered mirrored watery “landscape”, and pages from 100 year old travel books…w/ the usual hand printed and stamped inserts, and a printed link to a private viewing of the Mirror Lands film.

This is the lovely digipak version in an edition of just 100 copies. Both versions come with a factory pressed picture disc.


1. Crom Queen

2. Fishing for Rigs Part I 

3. Fishing for Rigs Part II

4. Hills Strewn with Ribbons

5. Firthe was Black with Oil

6. These Trees

7. Dirty Gertie No.30 

8. Exit Carnival Legend 

9. Douglas 

10. Driller in the Dock 

11. Boars and Bunkers 

12. Zebra Legs 

13. Last Man Standing

14. Chenrey Hoose 

15. Air from the Apotheker

16. That Geese


All tracks written and performed by Mark Lyken | Emma Dove. 

Field recordings recorded on The Black Isle, Scotland during the filming of Mirror Lands. 

Recorded at Soft Error Studios.

Mastered by Jos Smolders at EARlabs Studios, Tilburg.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, The University of Aberdeen, Cryptic and Time Released Sound