The Mercury Program - a data learn the language (2002) album cover.
Episode 28

The Mercury Program - a data learn the language (2002)

Quentin is back from vacation and back on the mic with Travis to cover one of their favorite instrumental albums, a data learn the language, by The Mercury Program. Drummer Brian Lebleu and bassist Sander Travisano showcase their skills and unique dynamic as a rhythm section, playing in tandem with Sander's brother Whit on keys and vibes and Thomas Reno on guitar to deliver one of the most memorable instrumental rock albums of the last 20 years.

Episode Tracklist

  • The Mercury Program - "To-From Iceland"
  • Quiet Sun - "Sol Caliente"
  • Architeq - "Into The Cosmos"
  • The Mercury Program - "Tequesta"
  • The Mercury Program - "Egypt"
  • The Mercury Program - "Gently Turned On Your Head"
  • The Mercury Program - "Sultans Of El Sur"
  • Steve Reich - "Music For 18 Musicians: Section IIIA"
  • - ""
  • - ""

Sidetrack: Textual - "Cracked Halls Menthol In My Pocket" (2004)

David LeBleu, drummer for The Mercury Program (and The Album Leaf!) and all-around dabbler in sound manipulation, has been creating his own electronic music for at least a couple decades now under the name Textual. We take a quick look at his first full-length, Hindsight Sunglasses, which is the much more melodic and rhythmic side of Textual. Robot Science finishes out the episode with "Teacups", a song from his 2010 album Square

Tracklist 

  • Textual - "M.y.'s Tavern"
  • Textual - "Cracked Halls Menthol In My Pocket"
  • Robot Science - "Teacups"