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mmHg - Achtung!

Experimenting with a Cold War "numbers station drop" in an EDM song.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 9:48 PM on June 26, 2014

Millimeters of Mercury - Immortal

A cutesy synthpop commentary on basic human nature, fears, religion, why we think what we think and do what we do, and our place in the universe.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 6:18 PM on February 8, 2014 (2 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (Cover)

Surf-electro? Cover of the Jan and Dean song.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 8:19 AM on February 17, 2013 (1 comment)


C/2012 S1 (ISON) is a comet headed into the inner solar system for the first time. Coming from trillions of miles away to make a parabolic orbit around the Sun, accelerating to ~500,000mph, it could be the most spectacular in modern history. This song tributes it. It starts off with its dark, lonely, dusty origins, to the chaos of the Sun pulling it in and it raging into the inner solar system (represented by some chaotic American dubstep-styling), to the majestic beauty of the sight of it on Earth (with soaring strings and piano underpinned by the bassline from before but now moving in chords).
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 6:22 AM on January 17, 2013 (2 comments)

mmHg — Reckless

So I have another instrumental piece of pop to share with everyone. This one has lyrics but I don't like the way my vocals sound with it. It basically expresses remorse for a Wet Reckless (reduced DUI) in a roundabout way all while using a 1-5-6-4 progression that avoids total cliché by way of a treble synth playing altered tones and keeping it fresh.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 7:45 AM on January 10, 2013 (2 comments)

mmHg - Nobody But You

7/8 is usually thought of as an aggressive time signature — for the likes of harder jazz, metalcore, and Stravinsky. But here I'm using it in a ballad. The melody playfully bounces and trips over itself in 7/8, blushing and giggling around its crush while trying to be smooth with racing thoughts and too much to say. Still trying to find the right words and vocalist.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 2:31 PM on January 6, 2013 (5 comments)

mmHg — ...and the glory...

I accidentally played a 022000 E minor chord as 033000. I liked the sound, and soon had a horror song for Halloween. :) It's a simple, rolling/grinding, number. Hope you enjoy!
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 7:41 PM on October 27, 2012 (3 comments)

mmHg - Forever

Enjoy Millimeters of Mercury breaking out some real guitar and being more rock than electronic, and unautotuned except for a vocoded/autotuned effect in the bridge.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 12:39 PM on October 14, 2012 (4 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — Ice Age

An as-of-yet instrumental, franctically-paced (187), electronic post-hardcore-influenced song. Without doubt the most balls-to-the-wall, overblown, overpowered, overdriven, bombastic production I've created. But it's still in that poppishly glossy, tightly-produced package anyone who has heard me knows. Any suggestions welcome as to how vocals should flow in it, and collaboration also welcome.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 1:01 PM on October 4, 2012 (3 comments)

mmHg — Drumline II (Check It While We Flip It) (ft. Bonez, Nepaul, and Halfknot)

This a remix of an earlier drumline-based song by me using an a capella rap recorded by 3 MCs and allowed for use — the fusion makes a nice catchy result.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 11:48 AM on July 2, 2012

Time After Time (Millimeters of Mercury club cover)

Doesn't everyone love to cover this song?
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 3:47 AM on June 13, 2012 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury — Drumline

Marching percussion + dueling synthesizers.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 1:03 AM on April 11, 2012 (2 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — El Amor Es Un Juego (Love is a Game)

Song en español for the March challenge. I-V-vi-IV all the way. Lyrics and English translation in more info.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 11:28 AM on March 20, 2012

mmHg — The Planets: Mercury

Second part of my set inspired by Gustav Holst (the first was Venus), an electronic Planets suite inspired by astronomy rather than mythology. Here's Mercury. A spastic and rapid synth represents the planet's rapid orbit. A out-of-control mood represents the seeming descent into the Sun on approach. Erratic drum fills and interruptions represent the bizarre climate of the planet, being one of the hottest and coldest in the Solar System, and due to its rapid orbit sometimes having the Sun rise twice without setting.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 9:19 AM on March 19, 2012

Millimeters of Mercury — 17Σ (17SIGMA)

Epic dance. Start in a dark place and then hit them with the I-V-vi-IV. Enjoy.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 12:58 AM on February 18, 2012 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury — Contemplation

mmHg says chill.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 7:27 PM on February 5, 2012

mmHg — Innocent (Our Lady Peace)

Electro cover.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 8:38 AM on December 28, 2011

mmHg - Hark!

I made this a few years ago, a remix of Hark, the Angels Sing. It's completely cheeseball — but some of my friends actually LIKE it, so I guess maybe it's good?
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 12:01 PM on December 24, 2011 (2 comments)

mmHg - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Epic Electro Hip-Hop Mix)

Standard epic/apocalyptic hip-hop end-of-the-world Millimeters of Mercury take on a standard Christmas melody.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 10:42 PM on December 21, 2011 (2 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — Arabia/India

Heavily Arabic/Indian influenced hip-hop fusion instrumental. Yeah, that's right. More dominant phrygian.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 4:35 AM on November 22, 2011 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury — Disaster in 4 Hands

Two science majors taking a keyboard (piano) class. The two decide to create a piece that attempts to combine randomness and coherence. Rules: 1. There is a set motif for each segment. The motif is prewritten. It's decided who must play it at each time. The other may play it, but may also rest or make something up. Made up melodies must use whole tones, half tones, or tritones but not more than 1 of the 3 in one segment. The conclusion and intro are prewritten for both players. 2. You may play the assigned motif in any key you desire. The other player is not told which keys. 3. Tempo, time signature (usually 5/8 or 7/8), structure, and dynamics are pre-determined.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 7:58 PM on November 9, 2011 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury — Alpha Female

A theme for that girl who's hot and she knows it.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 9:44 PM on November 2, 2011 (4 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — I Will Never Love Again

this song was birthed of an experiment to compose a Folk-style song and then doing it electro-style instrumentally and vocally. so the result is a folk-ish drum beat and accompaniment (and chord progression in the chorus) with electronic actual drums, synth bass, electric piano and electro vocals. enjoy, and never love again.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 1:30 AM on October 9, 2011

Millimeters of Mercury — S2

Slightly dubstep-inspired, named for the closest star to the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy (S2). The star is a young star and the fastest-moving massive object in the galaxy, and by metaphor, the song expresses the hubris and beauty of youth.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 1:42 AM on October 4, 2011 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury - Everything Will Be Okay

A little bit of cute electronic hope for everyone today.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 8:04 PM on September 11, 2011 (1 comment)

mmHg - The Planets: Venus

This is the first part of my attempt to do something akin to the work by Gustav Holst. The difference with me is that it's electronic music, and that I'm being more astronomical than mythological. We start with Venus.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 8:44 AM on June 22, 2011 (2 comments)

Kraken (Pirates of the Caribbean 2 score cover) — Millimeters of Mercury

This is a hard dance cover of the theme that plays in the score of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 when the Kraken is nom-noming on the ship. It was fun. Enjoy. :]
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 10:08 PM on March 27, 2011

I Am Paul Simon/The Mumbambu Project — Millimeters of Mercury

So, similarly to how Paul Simon used a lot of traditional African melodies/chords/etc., in his Graceland album, I decided to employ a traditional Nigerian folk melody/chord progression for a chorus of a (I think) unique electro pounder.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 10:21 PM on March 1, 2011

Forgiveness/Haiku D'état

Basically, this song is a very "epic" work dealing with an extraordinarily dysfunctional relationship in my past. He actually hit me a few times, but it's easy to blame yourself for things, as you hear in the beginning — especially when you do/did love someone — but nevertheless I detail in the song how I came to realize he was to blame, not me.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 10:19 PM on February 3, 2011

fading like a flower — millimeters of mercury (roxette cover)

Soooo, after the positive response to my Listen to Your Heart cover, I thought I'd post up the sequel I recently created. Complete with ludicrously exuberant synthesizer solo. Enjoy. This one, too, is a bass-pounding synth-pumping extravaganza. :)
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 10:07 PM on January 31, 2011 (3 comments)

Millimeters of Mercury — Finish Last

Millimeters of Mercury is back after the end of finals at USC to present this decidedly retro electropop song that bounces and pounds in B flat major, occasionally straying into harmonic minor and dabbling in diminished chords and flat sevenths. Enjoy. =]
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 4:15 PM on December 24, 2010

mmHg - Listen to Your Heart (Roxette cover)

When Roxette recorded this song in 1988, they commented that they were trying to create that "overblown American FM-rock sound." In 2010, I bring it back to America with the overblown American hip-hop/club sound, complete with ferocious auto-tune lines and an all-stops-pulled, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink-and-808-kick-and-crash beat. I hope you like it!
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 4:28 PM on July 31, 2010 (5 comments)

mmHg — cupcake

Millimeters of Mercury (me!) returns with this acoustic-piano-pop-electronic (haha) "fusion" of live piano (played by himself), some live drumming (by a friend), some drum-machine/looped drumming, and vocals performed while playing the piano but were later chopped and processed to make things more coherent. :) The result is saccharine beyond all get out. Think of it as a morally bankrupt part-time drug addict's profession of love to someone who accepts them for who they are. I hope you enjoy.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 12:28 AM on July 30, 2010

one moment — jazz-inspired electro

This song is a portrayal of identity crisis — yet not just in the expected expression through lyrics. A snarling electro beat attempts to warp itself around jazz-inspired harmonies and progressions as the speaker explains his own crisis.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 3:05 AM on July 13, 2010

Millimeters of Mercury ft. Lanthanide Contraction — The Vagina Song

one more [hilarious, if we do say so ourselves] post before we take a break from posting obsessively. (did i mention we're both gay chemistry majors?)
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 5:54 PM on June 28, 2010

Millimeters of Mercury (featuring Lanthanide Contraction) — Bulletproof Breakbeat

Amen Break + Synthesizer-Playing Chemistry Major + Guitar-Playing Chemistry Major = We blow roofs off shows like supercritical reactions blew the top off Chernobyl.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 3:51 PM on June 27, 2010 (1 comment)

Millimeters of Mercury & Lanthanide Contraction — Emergency Exit

What happens when 2 USC chemistry majors collaborate on a song — one of them being an electro artist (me) and the other being pop-punk (him)? This happens. Enjoy.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 11:20 PM on June 18, 2010


Based on a chopped and sliced sample of a heart beating, in this track Millimeters of Mercury (my "stage name") pulls his shields of extreme Auto-Tune down slightly to let you get a little more close and personal.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 3:34 AM on June 15, 2010 (1 comment)

one last breath

This is a cover of that Creed song from 2002 in a style somewhat evocative of Owl City or The Postal Service.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 2:11 AM on June 11, 2010 (9 comments)


an original song. :) ever had a bad break-up? i have. [warning, there's some explicit language toward the end. okay, there's a lot of explicit language at the end. ;)]
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 4:14 AM on June 1, 2010 (2 comments)

the boy in the bubble

an infectious, pounding cover of the Paul Simon classic.
posted to MeFi Music by dacre at 3:51 AM on May 30, 2010 (9 comments)

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