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Prayer Chain
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All Artists: Prayer Chain
Title: Mercury
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rode Dog Records
Release Date: 4/11/1995
Genre: Christian
Style: Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 080688367329

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Unbelievable - ahead of its time
Maiskhe | Crossroads of Sanity | 05/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I sampled this album when it first came out, and thought it was rather strange... I wasn't "turned off" from it, but I didn't immediately HAVE to buy it. A little time went by, and I kept finding myself drawn to the thought of this CD. It sparked some sort of interest, so I went back and purchased it. I was mesmerized. You have to sit and listen to this album all the way through. You can either give it full attention, or you can space out doing something else, it doesn't matter... this is atmospheric euphoria. I have had this album almost ten years now, and I still go back to it quite often and am amazed and entranced. Are you a Christian? Are you not a Christian? It doesn't matter. This is music as an artform, and it is displayed very beautifully and uniquely. You can't compare this to anything else; there is nothing like it. That's something I look for in Christian music. And the reason why most of Christian music sucks is because a lot of it is a rip-off of things the mainstream music industry is doing. Then every once in a while, bands like The Prayer Chain (specifically on "Mercury" and "Antarctica," their other releases broke no new ground or anything), and Poor Old Lu come along and then you realize that every once in a while the Christian music scene can actually put out something worthwhile.

Sun Stoned is the most spiritual (doesn't necessarily have to be in a "religious" way either, I've done drugs to this song, I'm 100% serious) trance-y atmospheric song I've ever heard. Over 8 minutes of psychedelic bliss. No joke. I had never heard guitar playing like this before, and I haven't since. Tim's voice is just so fitting in this song, along with the repetetive yet hypnotizing bassline. When the drums come in... I just can't describe the atmosphere this song creates. The whole album is absolutely phenominal, but this one song by itself is worth more money than you can imagine. Please, please, please get this CD if you like originality in music. You won't regret it."
If you like Fripp/Eno or ambient King Crimson, you will like
Livingstill | Meadville, PA. | 11/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Experimental soundscapes with amazingly intriquing lyrics. The drummer is great, very tribal sounding most times. This is a good disc.

Read the other reviews here and take note that everyone has given this disc a 5 star rating!

This music can't really be catagorized easily and to just say it's 'Christian' without further explanation doesn't do it justice. This is art, and what's more it is good art. Matter of fact, it's very good art."
Originality with beauty
Culley J. Parris | Spokane, WA | 07/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's hard to take your music somewhere totally new, innovative, and accessibly beautiful and emotionally powerful at the same time. This album suceeds in a way no other album I know of has. It is mature rock that stands head and shoulders above 95% of music born in both the secular and Christian arenas. I often tell people I think the album was too brilliant and original to succeed in the Christian genre. A dissappointment, but, fortunately, someone had the wisdom to take this record through to realease.

10 years after purchasing, I still listen to this record regularly and continue to be impressed and touched with the complex textures.

Thank you to the Prayer Chain for this masterpiece."