Mercury Rev are even less pigeonholeable than usual on Snowflake Midnight, no mean feat for the
avant-garde-inclined trio. This collection
is crammed full of sonic weirdness,
from the Philip Glass-evoking, fartynoise-
featuring ''Runaway Raindrop''
to ''Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower,''
which sounds like Yes remixed, rather
nicely, by the Chemical Brothers. The
results are uneven but rarely dull, and
''Senses on Fire'' is a twisted, hummable
synth-pop classic. The band is
also simultaneously releasing a sister
album, the largely instrumental
Strange Attractor, as a free download
from mercuryrev.com. B
Download This: Listen to ''Senses on Fire'' on the band's MySpace page