“Mercury Spring” (by Funny Cry Happy)
source: Stopwatch Recordings
The second full-length from Brooklyn's Funny Cry Happy. Infectiously surreal folk strums set atop an ever-shifting psychedelic sound field of bells, banjos, birds, radio static, recordings made in a tunnel under a highway in Boulder, reconstructed trumpets, accordion, uke, dubbed snares, organ drones, the ever-present toy piano, and whatever else was lying around. The kitchen sink was left off this time (though was included on FCH's self-titled 2002 debut).
Recorded at Wunderkammern Studios
Brooklyn, NY, September 2002 - October 2004
all songs by Jesse, except:
"Mercury Spring" lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
all sounds by Jesse, except:
Mike Barthel: accordion on "Airplanes"
violin on "Mercury Spring"
Jeff Perlman: clarinet and saxophone on "Airplanes" and "Movie Cars" and samples throughout
Biz: electric guitar on "Ringo Blues"
Tom Sperduto: trumpet samples throughout
field recordings from: Oberlin, Ohio; Boulder, Colorado; New York, New York; Ocean Beach, New York
mixed at KILLTODDNOW by Christopher Hill
Mercury Spring by Funny Cry Happy is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.