Mercury Program, the / A Data Learn the Language
Album: A Data Learn the Language   Collection:General
Artist:Mercury Program, the   Added:Sep 2002
Label:Tiger Style Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-18 Pull Date: 2003-01-20
Week Ending: Jan 19 Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 22 Dec 1 Nov 24
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2018: A Night on the Roof
To/From Iceland
4. Jan 30, 2005: Robot Talent Show
2. Oct 26, 2016: The Prism Experiment
Fragile or Possibly Extinct
5. Jan 23, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Fragile or Possibly Extinct
3. Feb 04, 2005: Captain Dee... Limited?!
Sultans of El Sur
6. Jan 22, 2003: Strange Attractors
Fragile or Possibly Extinct

Album Review
KZSU Music Department
Reviewed 2002-12-14
Mellow Instrumental Rock
These guys chuck out vocals but add in a vibraphone, keyboard, and computer synth effects to the traditional 3 piece rock band. The result is some of the most pleasant chilling music ever. While not conveying a message per se, these guys do excellent job of creating moods using their weapons of composition. Most of the songs are a bit long -- tracks 4 and 7 are shorter. Track 7 is my top recommendation. No lyrics of course means no FCC violations! -Kris Havlak

(post rock)

One-- Moody with lots of variations on a few simple beats.
Two -- Alternates between seemingly lullaby music and harder rock
Three -- As the name implies, this gives the feeling of drifting along a quiet brook or some such relaxing activity.
Four -- Heavier bass and kick drum creates cool beat. Melody somewhat repetative.
Five -- Repetative vibraphone part.
Six -- A very respectable composition that both moves and avoids monotony. Constrasting bass and vibraphone parts kick butt.
Seven -- Similar to track six but shorter and packs a punch.
Eight -- This starts with some energy and slowly fades out, providing a good end to the CD and perhaps to the show.

Track Listing
1. Tequesta   5. To/From Iceland
2. Fragile or Possibly Extinct   6. You Yourself Are Too Serious
3. Slightly Drifting   7. Gently Turned on Your Head
4. Egypt   8. Sultans of El Sur