Mercury finds Dura (Mattson Ogg) continuing their exploration of interior and exterior spaces. Even as we try to orient ourselves, navigate or slow down, everything continues to move and cycle around us. With Mercury, Dura interprets our spatial structures through a prism of acoustic processes and performer interactions. The results form lightly distracted and oblique inner monologues rendered via guitar and delay into colorful voids across two tape sides.
Included as a digital bonus is a long form meditation on the texture of the release. "Mercury (Octaves and Grains)" further slows down the source material, smearing, reinforcing and ruminating on its timbre.
I'm not sure why I didn't listen to this sooner. I guess I thought "well obviously it'll be good, I'll come back later". Since buying I've listened twice in a day. This album is beautiful, both in a soothing relaxing way but more importantly in a heart-wrenching and painfully anguished way. Aidan