You Yourself Are Too Serious

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Mercury Program You Yourself Are Too Serious
I want to introduce you all to Jakub Alexander, he helps me out with the day to day workings of ISO50/Tycho related stuff, is an A&R for Ghostly International Records, and runs his own imprint called Moodgadget Records. You may have guessed from his credentials that he’s well versed in all things music related so I’ve asked him to contribute some posts to the blog. He’ll be posting all sorts of stuff from now on, hopefully adding a little more variety to my own selections. So let’s give Jakub a warm welcome, this is his first post.

Hey everyone, i just wanted to start out with something i feel is really pretty on the melody end that is maybe the perfect balance of indie rock and electronic. Also, i wanted some warm saturated key work to share with all the people that come and visit here. I remember first hearing Mercury Program in 2005 from Benoit Pioulard and this song and Tequesta completely grabbed me because i have a thing for vibraphones which dominate Tequesta and keys on this track always relaxes me.

Mercury Program – You Yourself Are Too Serious


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mpb says:

May 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm


If I can ask what may be a dumb question…what is the tie-in with The Mercury Program? Not complaining–the other night I happened to dust off my copy of the DVD that came with the infamous Mercury Program / Maserati split EP. That is some pretty great stuff there.


Jakub says:

May 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm

no tie-in really just was talking to buddy of mine last week and he loved Mercury Program so i put this record on and felt like i had to share it with someone and what better place than Scott’s blog.


Matt says:

May 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm

It has a similar vibe to Not to Reason Why, this band in California I found on myspace. I think they are entirely instrumental though. I made my name the link to their myspace site. Worth a listen.

Not to Reason Why


Rae Davis says:

May 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Welcome Jakub.

Glad to see another mercury program fan. This record is indeed gorgeous, they combine electronics and intruments in a very organic way.
Their covers are quite attractive as well. Dave the drummer has a project called Textual which im sure you heard of, who actually did a remix for one of my tracks. (geez that was shameless.)


Jenn says:

May 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Yeah!! Welcome, Jakub! I have to tell you that I really have gotten into and love “Pink Rest At Low Levels”. I listen to it just about every night and at work to keep my nerves from unraveling . So, thank you for that. Glad tp see you on here. Lovely post!


mpb says:

May 19, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Another similar band is The Six Parts Seven. They are my favorite in this vein…really very talented yet reserved musicians with terrific instrumental interplay and an incredible sense of melody. The album “Everywhere and Right Here” has a lot of vibes on it and is a great introduction to their stuff.


Dustin Askins says:

May 21, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Love the tune, just bought it. Notes and rhythm reminds me of Phanton Planet – California so much though. Not saying they ripped at all, I just kept hearing something else when I’d listen to You Yourself and finally figured out what it was. Maybe it’s just me.


Justin S. Meyers says:

June 6, 2008 at 8:18 am

I am a bit late for this post, but welcome.

I am really digging a lot of the Ghostly stuff and the tunes you’re posting.

I would stab myself if I had to live a winter in Michigan. But, SF is pretty bad as well… Mark Twain said something like “The coldest winter I ever spent, was a summer in SF…”


Alex J. R. says:

August 12, 2008 at 10:56 pm

nice work :)

ghostly is awesomeness …

havent heard of moongadget, will have to check that out …

^^ peace