We Could See It In The Distance

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THE NEW ALBUM: "WE COULD SEE IT IN THE DISTANCE"

  1. IN THE GOLDEN SUN 7
  2. WE COULD SEE IT IN TH
  3. SHOOTING COLORS ALL AROUND
  4. MAYBE TOMORROW A FISH
  5. RIDE THE BLUE HORSE
  6. BOUND FOR A STAR WITH FI
  7. I WAS DROWNED WASHED
  8. LAST FOREVER 1
  9. UPON THE ENDLESS ROLL
  10. THREE THIRTY THREE
  11. ACROSS THE FLOORS OF
  12. YESTERDAYS FOG OF BUT
  13. BIG BIRD BACKSTEP
  14. WILL

GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS: The elements of rock and roll. The new 2017 instrumental recording and 10th album by the The Mermen, WE COULD SEE IT IN THE DISTANCE is simple.:A stripped down production: no samplers, synthesizers or keyboards: just GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS - no fancy dramatic values, few overdubs, some songs with a brush of rhythm guitar: most of the cuts performed in one take. Here we have a trio performance fine tuned by this trio playing together for almost 30 years. The music is rooted in the kind of instrumental "surf" music made by the Ventures, Dick Dale and Link Wray . But the Mermen are more like the the Modern Jazz Quartet of Surf Music: They have a diverse repertoire spanning over 100 original instrumental compositions. These songs run the gamut of expression: during live shows the songs may morph into lengthy improvised variations on a theme a la the Grateful Dead. Mermen songs can be short ( 2 minutes)or very long( 20 minutes or more) ( this album is 79 minutes and 55 seconds long) Mermen music is kindred to symphonic music where the movements are parts of a bigger sonic picture. Words to describe Mermen music: melodic, ethereal, earthy, dreamy, dramatic, pretty, hypnotic muscular, oceanic, pulsating, sad, happy - from whisper quiet slow motion beautiful to punk-brash loud. Here is a diverse and expansive music: music with ebb and flow. nuance and dynamics, calms and storms. It music that is like the moods of the ocean itself - variable and not so predictable. There is no setlist.


  • DATE ADDED: 2017-12-06

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