The internationally-acclaimed power trio returns with their highly-anticipated, second full-length release for Moonjune Records. Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love is a concept album deriving its inspiration as much from William Blake’s visionary aesthetics (the title is taken from the poet’s "Songs of Innocence and Experience") as from a diversity of 20th-century musical icons -- ranging from Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Stevie Wonder and Tortoise, to Igor Stravinsky and Olivier Messiaen.SpacerRather than a linear sequence describing one musical event, this record is a multilayered sonic adventure that has a lot going on. Alternately fiery and mellow, groovy and meditative, Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love is a marked departure from the free-rock and -jazz models of its predecessor (the much-praised Never Pet a Burning Dog) and is rooted in the trio’s most inspirational rock sources.SpacerOffering hard-edged, straight-ahead beats, jazzy ballads, and even a cover version of Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” which is bound to set your ears on fire, this album is filled with furious guitars riffs, progressive keyboard extravaganzas, and monstrous, thundering drums. Play it loud!
released June 25, 2016
ALEX MAGUIRE: keyboards
MICHEL DELVILLE: guitar, Roland GR09, samples
TONY BIANCO: drums, sequencer
Recorded on April 11 and December 5, 2011, at Studio Simonne, Brussels, Belgium.
Mixed & mastered by David Minjauw, on January 2012, at Studio Simonne, Brussels, Belgium.
Produced by douBt.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic