Old School Prog Rock Through the Lens of Latter Day Dissonance

Our 2nd album,” Truth Over Lines” was released in 2013
Check it out in the player to the right ->


Mercury Falls exists in the endless space between dreaming and awareness, light and dark, thought and expression. The  band’s music moves in countless directions at the same time, but without confusion or cacophony. It’s quiet, but not ambient, it’s free, but not formless.  As Mercury Falls pull you deeper into their own singular world, musical phrases rise and fall and spin together without any obvious logic or resolution, inviting you to open your mind and drift into a  comforting space where sound is the only reality.

Mercury Falls is an Oakland, California project featuring Patrick Cress, alto and baritone sax;  Tbird Luv – vocals;  Roger Riedlbauer, electric guitar;  Sam Bevan, acoustic & electric bass and drummer Ezra Lipp. The group brings years of experience in jazz, folk, pop, experimental, electronic and world music to create a sound “that evokes a feeling of the ’80’s Manhattan music scene”. The band trades in a series of licks for feel and mood bringing together their myriad influences; King Crimson, Television, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, David Torn and Rush.

Our debut record, “Quadrangle”,  was released in August 2010 on the San Francisco label Porto Franco Records.You can purchase CD, vinyl or high quality download here.