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Swirling atmospherics and mantra-like lyrics abound on Mercury Rev's Snowflake Midnight. Recorded almost exclusively in the band's Catskills, N.Y. laboratory, Snowflake Midnight sees MR continue experiments with laser harps, ad-hoc computer programs and random note generators resulting in a record that moves with grace between avant garde and traditional pop sensibilities. Standout tracks "Butterfly's Wing" and "Senses on Fire" exhibit the emphasis on letting the music define itself, as free as possible from human interference. Zooming in at nearly any magnification, Snowflake Midnight appears to be a resplendent fractal folding in upon itself, into something continually new, unpredictable and spontaneous, and yet so subtly self-aware, that it never fails to resemble itself as a whole.
Swirling atmospherics and mantra-like lyrics abound on Mercury Rev's Snowflake Midnight. Recorded almost exclusively in the band's Catskills, N.Y. laboratory, Snowflake Midnight sees MR continue experiments with laser harps, ad-hoc computer programs and random note generators resulting in a record that moves with grace between avant garde and traditional pop sensibilities. Standout tracks "Butterfly's Wing" and "Senses on Fire" exhibit the emphasis on letting the music define itself, as free as possible from human interference. Zooming in at nearly any magnification, Snowflake Midnight appears to be a resplendent fractal folding in upon itself, into something continually new, unpredictable and spontaneous, and yet so subtly self-aware, that it never fails to resemble itself as a whole.
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Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight

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Format: CD
Label: YEP
Catalog: 2191
Rel. Date: 09/30/2008
UPC: 634457219120

Snowflake Midnight
Artist: Mercury Rev
Format: CD
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DISC: 1
MP3
1. Snowflake In A Hot World
2. Butterfly's Wing
3. Senses On Fire
4. People Are So Unpredictable (There's No Bliss Like Home)
5. October Sunshine
6. Runaway Raindrop
7. Dream Of A Young Girl As A Flower
8. Faraway From Cars
9. Squirrel And I, A (Holding On...And Then Letting Go)
DISC: 2
MP3
1. Is That You?
2. Triumphant Elephant
3. Evening Delight
4. The Witches Of Mink Hollow
5. Lullaby For Legs Diamond
6. Upstairs At The Continental
7. Brainwave Concerto #12 At John Zorn's Place
8. Cfny In The Mid Eighties (Sounds Like)
9. The Recurring Dream Of Marv Levy
10. Belles Of Kingston
11. The Flying Saucer
12. Remember That Time When We...
DISC: 3
MP3
1. Saturday In The Dark
2. The Fall Of Sophia
3. Mayor In A Cathouse
4. The Giant Courthouse Screw
5. 4am Trains Across Kingston
6. Flashback And Freedom
7. Stepping In And Stepping Out
8. Last Train To Poughkeepsie
DISC: 4
MP3
1. Snowflake In A Hot World (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
2. October Sunshine (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
3. You're My Queen (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
4. People Are So Unpredictable (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
5. Butterfly's Wing (Live, Leeds, 2008)
6. Dream Of A Young Girl As A Flower (Live, Leeds, 2008)
7. The Dark Is Rising (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
8. Senses On Fire (Live, Black Sessions, 2008)
DISC: 5
MP3
1. Love Is Pure
2. Taken Up Into Clouds, Changed, And Rained Down
3. Pure Joie De La Solitude
4. Persistence And The Apis Mellifera
5. Fable Of A Silver Moon
6. Loop Lisse, Loop
7. In My Heart, A Strange Attractor
8. Incident On Abeel Street
9. Af Den Fader Kommer Den Sol
10. Because Because Because
11. Nocturne For Norwood
12. Butterfly's Wing (Isan Alien Adoption Remix)
13. Senses On Fire (Fujiya And Miyagi Remix)
14. Butterfly's Wing (Carlos Anthony Molina "4 On The Flux" Mix)
15. Senses On Fire (Holden Mix)

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Swirling atmospherics and mantra-like lyrics abound on Mercury Rev's Snowflake Midnight. Recorded almost exclusively in the band's Catskills, N.Y. laboratory, Snowflake Midnight sees MR continue experiments with laser harps, ad-hoc computer programs and random note generators resulting in a record that moves with grace between avant garde and traditional pop sensibilities. Standout tracks "Butterfly's Wing" and "Senses on Fire" exhibit the emphasis on letting the music define itself, as free as possible from human interference. Zooming in at nearly any magnification, Snowflake Midnight appears to be a resplendent fractal folding in upon itself, into something continually new, unpredictable and spontaneous, and yet so subtly self-aware, that it never fails to resemble itself as a whole.
        
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