Spidermilk

by The Mercury Tree

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    releases April 2, 2019

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1.
I Am A Husk
2.
Arc of an Ilk
3.
Vestments
4.
06:09
5.
Interglacial
6.
7.
Kept Man
8.
(Throw Up My) Hands
9.
Disremembered
10.
Brake for Genius
11.
Tides of the Spine

about

A mammoth project of over two years, this is our first full-length album composed entirely in microtonal tuning using 17 notes per octave. Using an assortment of custom-built instruments and synthetic sounds, and a newly expanded lineup, we've tried to craft something that's beautiful yet completely unfamiliar. We hope these novel pitches, typically rarely heard by the average music listener, will introduce you to an alien and fascinating world, yet one that's still rich with humanity and emotion.

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releases April 2, 2019

Ben Spees - voice, guitar, keyboards
Connor Reilly - drums
Oliver Campbell - bass
Igliashon Jones - guitar

Special guest:
Tony Mowe - alto & baritone saxophone

Album artwork by Andrea Kessler

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The Mercury Tree is an experimental rock band from Portland, Oregon.

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Track Name: I'll Pay
I'll get off of you this time
this'll be made right
in imminent days
I'll cover you this time
but this is the last time
in a few ways
I'll pay

if what you want is what there's not
and what I have you haven't caught
a human heart cannot be bought
but I'll pay

I'll pay
you'll make me
snow-fake
post-flaky
too much
"you can't take me anyway," you say
I'll pay

maybe we both will
your half-life remains to kill
thirty-five tries, doing it still.

maybe we both will.
maybe we both fall ill.

bleed iron.
bleed iron.
bleed bad, bleed bad, bleed bad.
dearly, dearly.

I'll pay
you'll make me
snow-fake
post-flaky
"too much, you can't take me anyway," you say.

I'll get you back someday.
I'll get you back someday.
I'll get you back someday.
I'll get you back someday.
I'll hit you back someday.
I'll hit you back.

I'll pay
you'll make me
fade away
a little earlier
you're such a hurrier
but I take it slow
Track Name: Superposition of Silhouettes
you were practice
but I never practice hard enough
the fact is, it's easier to give up
than to give all

so we have this superposition of two silhouettes
where the lines match up but
the shading doesn't yet
how far away can close get?

you began this
but you never finish what you start
in part it's just that
it's impossible to hit the mark
when you're thus marked

so we have this dark simulation of a pirouette
wherein the spinning doesn't stop till
one of us has fled
how far away can close get?

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