Mercury Light EP by LCNA (Lucena)

posted in: Music Review, September 2011 | 2

I’m a late comer to this album. Any fan of Jyro Xhan needs to get this. Download only as far as I know, came out in 2007. What you have here is a fuller, slowed down Fold Zandura, add in some Radiohead influenced ambiance, and the droning guitar of “Loveless” era My Bloody Valentine, and it’s some really amazing stuff. I think this is Jyro’s best release to date, great lyrics as always, good layered vocals too. 6 solid songs, each as good as the next. I guess they “split up” in 2009 while recording a full length, but are said to reform under a different band name. Would love to hear more.

[2007 Ten Ten Records | Purchase: iTunes]

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  1. “I guess they “split up” in 2009 while recording a full length, but are said to reform under a different band name. Would love to hear more.”
    Get in line, Joshua. They’ve been sayin that for years now. Jerome loves the Switchfoot, and Jyro is a complete ghost. Although, I’ve heard from a few sparse sources over the interwebs that Jyro was doing back-up vocals for a CCM band, so it would appear that he is doing something. My theory is that either A: Jyro can no longer afford to fund his own projects, and must go back to the financial avenues that he knows. (back-up vocals and punching up CCM music with more atmospheric flavor), B: The man’s gotta take care of his kids. His family (next to God) is the most important thing in his life, so he will not let ANYTHING impede it’s growth. C: He’s dealing with legal issues involving LCNA’s music. (think I’ve seen this before with Fold Zandura). OR D: He’s going underground on purpose…for some reason…I dunno why. What if Jerome Fontamillas leaves Switchfoot? Would that bring him out of hiding?

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