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Get The Engines Started, Time for a new Mercury Rev album

posted June 26, 2008, 8:35 am by dscanland | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Snowflake Midnight, Strange Attractor, The Secret Migration, Mercury Rev, New Music

Mercury Rev

Has it really been four years since The Secret Migration? Wow. I’m getting old. Anyway, the last slew of Mercury Rev albums have been worth mentioning so I would imagine their September release of Snowflake Midnight, on Yep Roc, would be reason to celebrate. Back producing and playing once again is the beloved Dave Fridmann but this time they say they are playing with a little more of an electronic side of things. We’ll see how it fares.

They are also going to offer a free download of an instrumental album called Strange Attractor. This will be available on the Mercury Rev site as well as the label’s site.

Snowflake Midnight Tracks:

Snowflake In A Hot World
Butterfly’s Wing
Senses On Fire
People Are So Unpredictable (There’s No Bliss Like Home)
October Sunshine
Runaway Raindrop
Dream Of A Young Girl As A Flower
Far Away From Car
A Squirrel And I (Holding On… And Then Letting Go)

From Mercury Rev’s website:
On September 29, 2008, MERCURY REV will release their seventh studio album, SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT, a set of nine self-luminous and astonishing new songs. Zooming in at any part of SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT, at nearly any conceivable magnification, always reveals the forces of symmetry and chaos at play, shimmering, vibrating close-ups and vistas of Life driving itself onward, bursting with patterns and mandala-like forms pushed to the brink of incredible pressures then lost in an instant… blown apart by their own majestic desire to share themselves, spirals of new momentum inter-twingling with the vastness of limitless new creation… The entire album sequence appears to be a resplendent fractal, folding in upon itself, into something continually new, unpredictable and spontaneous, and yet, paradoxically at times so subtly self-aware, never failing to resemble itself in the whole…

But wait, there’s more…

Also on September 29, MERCURY REV will release STRANGE ATTRACTOR, the 11 song, full-length companion album to SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT absolutely FREE for MP3 download. While still conscious of its ‘other’, STRANGE ATTRACTOR’S own radiance reflects an even subtler kind of self-organization, its own ground state of order not immediately perceived but rather felt over the course of a complete listen. The less said and the more listened, the better…This album is totally friggin’ FREE to download for anyone who chooses to do so.


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