A Waking Ghost Inside

by Mercury's Antennae

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To purchase a digital or physical copy of the album, visit the the Projekt Records Bandcamp Site:
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-waking-ghost-inside

Ethereal, hypnotic, dizzying, gripping, lush, oceanic, driving, cinematic, haunting… these are good words to describe A Waking Ghost Inside, the debut release from San Francisco-based Mercury’s Antennae.

Comprised of vocalist Dru Allen (This Ascension, Mirabilis) and multi-instrumentalist Erick R. Scheid (Translucia), the band’s sound is distinctly reminiscent of ‘90s-era Projekt acts. Ranging from the heavy moodiness and guitar drone of Lycia to the unadorned acoustic beauty of Love Spirals Downwards to the passionate rock of This Ascension, the duo also draws on ambient and tribal influences, contemporary electronica, the sweet melodic pop of 4AD, and the blissful guitar noise of bands like Curve.

The title A Waking Ghost Inside refers to the spark within each of us, the impulse to create and discover the innate energy that unites us with immeasurable realms beyond. As humans, we experience a sense of longing to connect to oneself on a much deeper level. In our search we catch glimpses of other possibilities of life and spirit. A Waking Ghost Inside sonically explores these themes and the potential to awaken one’s own authentic self.

Fans of darkwave, heavenly voices and spacious atmospheres will find themselves at home within these 77 minutes: it’s an alchemy of harmonic, swirling guitars, lush, glimmering instrumentation, and Dru’s dream-felt and sirenic vocals.

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released April 22, 2014

Dru Allen: Lyrics & Vocals
Erick r. Scheid: Electronica, Programming, Sonic Treatments, Electric Bass, Bass Synth, Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Recorded, Mixed, and Sculpted in The Ether Aquarium by Erick r. Scheid
Mastered by Robert Rich @ Soundscape Productions

Butoh Model: Shoshana Green @butohsf.com
Photograpy and Image Processing: Erick r. Scheid
Assisted by Lauren Kohne

Cd Booklet, Font and Graphic Design: Sam Rosenthal @ Projekt Records
www.projektrecords.bandcamp

For lovers of CD's :: Use the link below to order the limited edition (of 300) CD in a 4-panel ecoWallet with deluxe 8-page fold-out lyric sheet.

www.mercurysantennae.com

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Mercury's Antennae Portland, Oregon

Mercury’s Antennae is multi-instrumentalist Erick r. Scheid (Translucia), vocalist Dru Allen and bassist Cindy Coulter (both from This Ascension). Their sound mixes their ethereal/shoegaze past with ambient and electronic influences to create something new and distinct. Projekt released two albums and an EP from 2014 to 2016. "The Moon Viewing Garden" EP was released by Sett Records in May 2018. ... more

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