Mercury Rev / Snowflake Midnight
Album: Snowflake Midnight   Collection:General
Artist:Mercury Rev   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Yep Roc Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-21 Pull Date: 2009-02-22
Week Ending: Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 2 3 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 20, 2015: In Your Ear Radio
Senses On Fire
4. Apr 29, 2009: orangeasm
October Sunshine
2. Jul 31, 2009: Time Traveler
Snowflake In A Hot World
5. Feb 19, 2009: Xan's test playlist
Butterfly's Wing
3. Jun 01, 2009: Sound Check
Senses On Fire
6. Feb 15, 2009: Eran Mukamel f Otm Shank (salsatón)
Butterfly's Wing

Album Review
Rafe McBride
Reviewed 2008-12-20
“Dream-pop” band with super-sweet melodic vocal style and a sound that is often compared to the Flaming Lips. On this album, it seems like the members of Mercury Rev have really embraced a much more electronic sound, throwing out the drum kit and relying on layered electronic beats, blips, and bleeps. Definitely an ambitious album, with a lot competing sounds that sometimes come together really well and sometimes make things a little chaotic. Start with starred tracks
FCC Clean

1) Light, up-tempo track with hints of Flaming Lips
** 2) Song about butterflies – featuring melodic vocals over glitchy electropop-beat
** 3) Almost krautrock feel to it (eg kraftwerk), repeating chanted verse, with lots of weird electronic sounds
4) Simple vocals break into loud and chaotic electronica
5) Instrumental track with ambient sounds / no percussion
6) Singing over lots of random electronic sounds, talking at 2 minute mark
*** 7) ‘Epic 7 min song, ends with a bang
8) Handclapping rhythms, loose composition
9) Reminiscent of flaming lips with driving rhythmic section in the middle of the track


Track Listing
1. Snowflake In A Hot World   5. October Sunshine
2. Butterfly's Wing   6. Runaway Raindrop
3. Senses On Fire   7. Dream Of A Young Girl As A Flower
4. People Are So Unpredictable (There's No Bliss Like Home)   8. Faraway From Cars
  9. A Squirrel And I (Holding On...And Then Letting Go)