Amoeba

 

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Salts of Mercury

(S085 C02v03 09)

18:09

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Salts of Mercury is unreleased.

 

I originally titled this composition Salt, but then I heard about the uninspiring Angelina Jolie movie and I realized it rendered the Amoeba title bewildering to some viewers.  I wanted to retain a “chemical” sense to the title and settled on Salts of Mercury.  Subsequently, I found out Salts of Mercury was a real thing.  Charlie Dickens called this piece “seventeen minutes of nightmare.”  Now that I have spruced up the intro and exit, it is at least eighteen minutes, each moment more nightmarish than the last.  I reckon this recording is thirty times heavier than any other recording ever made.  Michael plays Chapman Stick, Jeff vocalizes, and Adam plays synthesizer allsorts. -- Jeff

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