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about

A leap into the deepest, heaviest depths of microtonality we've yet tackled. A collaboration with microtonal composer Igliashon Jones (Cryptic Ruse, City of the Asleep) using 23- and 17-note equal divisions of the octave.

Stay tuned for the new full-length Mercury Tree album coming this fall! Also, check out Igliashon's other work here:
cryptic-ruse.bandcamp.com
cityoftheasleep.bandcamp.com

credits

released July 31, 2018

Igliashon Jones - guitar, synths
Ben Spees - guitar, synths, vocals
Connor Reilly - drums
Oliver Campbell - bass, vocals

Neil Haverstick - oud on "Soaring Xenharmonic Plantain"

Engineered by Ben Spees at College of Wizardry & Bongo Fury
Mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering

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Track Name: Change All Your Passwords
All your future deeds
Predicted for your convenience
Watch them unspool
Spill down the screen
Watch them unspool

Unknown contact
Unread text
Wait for it to show
But everything is moving so slow
You've, you've, you've been owned.

This is what we built to sustain us.
This is what we built to sustain us.
This is what we built to stain us.

My uncle died of data lung
In the data mine
My uncle died of data lung

And now I run the data mine
And now I have the data lung

All of your tokens are mine
All of your tokens are now mine
Your account security is very important -- to us.

All of your tokens are mine
All of your tokens are now mine
We've updated our privacy policy.
WE CARE ABOUT YOU.
Track Name: Huntress
Piled by hundreds
your human pelts
What do you have to say for yourself?

Use every part of the carcass
Never to, never to waste a scrap
Still warm
Still warm
Stillborn
Still warm, but cooling fast.

I truly do admire the way you seduce your prey.
I truly do admire the way you seduce your prey.
Track Name: The Cold Flame Burns
Peer into this open pit
said to be bottomless
But I believe in you
You can find it
You should try it
You've got rock bottom in you.

Poisoned friend,
you pulled the cork out,
now you're spent.
Your poison pen,
you left the cap off,
dry it went.
Even now in lobster bib,
sadly stabbing with the nib.

Oh yes you did
you special flower
I always cave
now while you rage, I count the hours.

Poisoned friend,
you pulled the cork out,
now you're spent.
Your poison pen,
you left the cap off,
dry it went.
Even now in lobster bib.

Oh yes you did.
Track Name: Diffractions & Halos
Fading back,
the glow grows so slowly.
Senses sail.
Crack my fingernail,
crackdown scratching on pegboard.

Laser aim.
Laser aim.
Beam of shade.
Ray caster.
Don't illuminate a thing.
I observe you through a ring
in mid-air.

Beam of shade
Don't illuminate a thing
Beam of shade
Don't illuminate a thing

Feeding back,
the glow grows so slowly.
Senses sail.
See you through this monocle
Monocle!
Track Name: Soaring Xenharmonic Plantain
What did you slip me
or what did I take
besides the blame, again
Followed you right over
Lemming-like
And now it’s getting quite… quite…
Strange-shaped
Slow fade

How does this fit together
What was my name, again?
That doesn’t sound familiar
Could you speak clearer

Emerge fully formed
Desperate to be warm

Hey now friend
whose ends did you intend to fray?
Did you spend a thousand pennies
on revenge so you could say
“My hands smell like pennies!”
Such a smell
I know it all too badly
Come right at me, brother
I crawled inside that plantain
And now you’re gonna peel me, peel me
Oh, you’re gonna peel me ha
You’re gonna, you’re gonna ha
You’re gonna peel ha
You’re gonna ha
You’re gonna peel me, peel me, peel

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