By Clark Collis
Updated September 24, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Snowflake Midnight

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Mercury Rev are even less pigeonholeable than usual on Snowflake Midnight, no mean feat for the avant-garde-inclined trio. This collection is crammed full of sonic weirdness, from the Philip Glass-evoking, fartynoise- featuring ”Runaway Raindrop” to ”Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower,” which sounds like Yes remixed, rather nicely, by the Chemical Brothers. The results are uneven but rarely dull, and ”Senses on Fire” is a twisted, hummable synth-pop classic. The band is also simultaneously releasing a sister album, the largely instrumental Strange Attractor, as a free download from mercuryrev.com. B
Download This: Listen to ”Senses on Fire” on the band’s MySpace page

Snowflake Midnight

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