Snowflake Midnight

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Snowflake Midnight
Snowflake Midnight - Mercury Rev.jpg
Studio album by Mercury Rev
Released September 29, 2008
Recorded Catskill Mountains
Genre Alternative rock, electronica
Length 41:29
Label V2
Yep Roc
Producer Dave Fridmann, Mercury Rev
Mercury Rev chronology
The Secret Migration
Snowflake Midnight
The Light in You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Culturedeluxe 7/10 link
The Guardian 5/5 stars link
The Independent 5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10 link
Planet Sound 5/10
Twisted Ear 4.5/5 stars link

Snowflake Midnight is the seventh studio album from Mercury Rev. It was released on September 29, 2008 in the UK, and September 30 in the US.[1]

Made available on the same day from the band's website was a "companion" album, Strange Attractor. This eleven-track instrumental album was given away free as an MP3 download. The vinyl edition of "Snowflake Midnight" includes the "Strange Attractor" album as a bonus LP.

Track listing[edit]

Snowflake Midnight[edit]

All songs written by Jonathan Donahue, Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel.

  1. "Snowflake in a Hot World" – 3:58
  2. "Butterfly's Wing" – 4:06
  3. "Senses on Fire" – 3:30
  4. "People are So Unpredictable (There's No Bliss Like Home)" – 6:40
  5. "October Sunshine" – 2:12
  6. "Runaway Raindrop" – 5:55
  7. "Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower" – 7:55
  8. "Faraway from Cars" – 3:19
  9. "A Squirrel and I (Holding On...and Then Letting Go)" – 3:54


  • Senses on Fire / Butterfly's Wing (Remixes) (October 27, 2008)
  1. "Senses on Fire" (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)
  2. "Senses on Fire" (James Holden Remix)
  3. "Butterfly's Wing" (ISAN Alien Adoption Remix)
  4. "Butterfly's Wing" (Carlos Anthony Molina "4 on the Flux" Mix)

Strange Attractor[edit]

  1. "Love Is Pure"
  2. "Taken Up into Clouds, Changed and Rained Down"
  3. "Pure Joie de la Solitude"
  4. "Persistence and the Apis Mellifera"
  5. "Fable of a Silver Moon"
  6. "Loop Lisse, Loop"
  7. "In My Heart, a Strange Attractor"
  8. "Incident on Abeel Street"
  9. "Af Den Fader Kommer Den Sol"
  10. "Because Because Because"
  11. "Nocturne for Norwood"