About The Mercury Tree
If a space dragon got together with Sigur Ros’ cousin, and they had a baby that liked to explore the emotional and cinematic dynamics of Stanley Kubrick’s films while incredibly sleep deprived... then that baby might grow up to be a metaphor for the music of The Mercury Tree. This experimental Portland trio, formed in 2006, specialize in creative overuse of their effect pedals. Their latest material includes extensive live looping work, creating huge enveloping layers of sound. At best, they fuse the oddball rhythms and technicality of progressive music with a genuine sense of melody and emotion. Their newest album, Permutations, was Released in March 2016.

The Mercury Tree

Tracklisting:
1. Symptoms 06:59
2. Exhume the Worst 04:56
3. Permutations 10:42
4. Ether/Ore 04:08
5. Placeholder 04:32
6. Unintelligible 05:06
7. Sympathesizer 04:42 video
8. Seek and Release 05:46
9. Prometheist 09:00
10. Deep Five 10:32
 
The Mercury Tree
Ben Spees: guitar, keyboard, voice
Connor Reilly: drums
Oliver Campbell: bass, voice
 
Special Guests:
Aaron Clark: space guitar (7, 10)
Tony Mowe: alto and baritone saxophone (4, 7)
 
Production Credits
Recorded 2015-2016
College of Wizardry & Bongo Fury, Portland, Oregon
Mixed by Ben Spees
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes


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