Which is another way of saying, Mercury Rev are back, that rare essence intact, but tilted on its axis. “Butterfly’s Wing” is track two on their extraordinary new album, “Snowflake Midnight”, which is as thrilling as their other milestone releases, specifically their 1991 sprawling avant-psych Dada-rock debut Yerself Is Steam, and their 1998 masterpiece Deserter’s Songs, which signalled their rebirth as purveyors of a cosmic brand of the popular American songbook. Snowflake Midnight, given its inject of both vintage and present-day electronics, is less a rebirth than a reboot; but it sounds like a brand new Mercury Rev. Few bands can reinvent themselves even the once, but Snowflake Midnight is the sound of lightening striking again..
TRACKLISTING: (1) Snowflake in a hot World (2) Butterfly’s Wing (3) Senses on Fire (4) People are so Unpredictable (5) October Sunshine (6) Runaway Raindrop (7) Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower (8) Faraway from Cars (9) A Squirrel and I (holding on…. And then letting go)