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The Guides

by Mercury's Antennae



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Icy ghost drones, spacious atmospheres, glimmering guitars, Tuvan-inspired throat chants and earthy female vocals... a year after releasing the full-length debut A Waking Ghost Inside through Projekt Records, Mercury’s Antennae returned with the 5-track EP, The Guides.

Erick Scheid’s celestial electronics and soaring, swirling processed guitars blend perfectly with Dru Allen’s captivating plaintive voice on tracks that explore the themes of longing and spiritual connection, as the duo delves into a dreamy, acoustic atmospheric sound.

Neoromantic and heartfelt, the 30-minute EP originated from mobile-recorded live takes created in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco during Mercury’s Antennae’s spring and summer 2014 tours.

The extended closer “They Are With Us” is a deep psybient piece filled with slow morphing drones introduces the talents of Luku NetherThot, whose Tuvan-inspired throat singing gives the piece its spiritual and ritualistic feel.

Fans of Allen’s other projects Mirabilis and This Ascension, 90s-era Projekt favorites Love Spirals Downwards and Lycia, and the haunting, organic and timeless sound of Cocteau Twins will find solace in the subtly textured, mystic dream-pop created by Mercury’s Antennae.


released January 14, 2015

Produced by Mercury's Antennae
Engineered and Mixed by Erick r. Scheid in The Ether Aquarium
September- October 2014

Recorded during the " Waking The Ghost Tour" Spring/Summer 2014
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles

Dru Allen: Voice
Erick r. Scheid: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Spatial processing, Bass Synth, Electronics & Programming
NetherThot LUKU: Vocal Throat Drones on tracks 1and 5

Mastered by Robert Rich @ Soundscape Productions October 2014
Forest Model: Shoshana Green (ButohSF):
Photography by: Erick r. Scheid
Assisted by Fred Grasset
Graphic Design and Processing: Sam Rosenthal @ Projekt Records



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Mercury's Antennae New Orleans, Louisiana

Mercury’s Antennae is multi-instrumentalist Erick r. Scheid (Translucia), vocalist Dru Allen and bassist Cindy Coulter (both from This Ascension). Ethereal/shoegaze meets ambient and electronic influences to create something new and distinct. Projekt released 2 albums and an EP from 2014 to 2016. "The Moon Viewing Garden" EP was released by Sett Records in 2018. ... more

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