Cloud About Mercury

David Torn

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Jazz, Contemporary
ECM Touchstone
January 18, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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"Everything is in a state of transition," David Torn explained. "Mercury is an element that captures the essence of change." The changing soundscape of improvisation in the mid-1980s informs the textures and colours of Cloud About Mercury, whose sonorities are closely related to progressive rock (the rhythm section is half of one incarnation of King Crimson) and to the experimental end of ambient music.

Drummer Bill Bruford's affection for this album is undying: "To this day, Torn's guitar on 'Three Minutes of Pure Entertainment' from Cloud About Mercury makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck." Recorded 1986.

Personnel: David Torn: acoustic and electric guitars; Mark Isham: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer; Tony Levin: Chapman stick, synthesizer bass; Bill Bruford: Simmons drums, synthesizer drums, percussion.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 6752813
Barcode 0602567528135
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Suyafhu Skin... Snapping The Hollow Reed -
2. The Mercury Grid -
3. 3 Minutes Of Pure Entertainment -
4. Previous Man -
5. Network Of Sparks: The Delicate Code -
6. Network Of Sparks: Egg Learns To Walk - Suyafhu Seal -