11 tracks·85 minutes

Space Country

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Ziggy and Me

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Space Country, recorded in 2012, is Silvermouse’s second album.

The album is a livetronica psychedelic offering to - and product of - the desert spaces of the American Southwest, as experienced on the road in a converted Greyhound bus, and from a farm in the mountains of el Norte.

We were living on a beautiful 20 acre farm in Ojo Sarco, NM. Our boy Ziggy got his first tour of the West Coast in Stella the Bus. We released a single (Ziggy and Me) from the Skylark in Seattle. And when we got home, we recorded the Space Country album live at Dr. Blue's Kosmic Trading Post in Albuquerque for a great bunch of our local fans.

Stella the bus at midnight under a desert full moon
Stella the bus at midnight under a desert full moon

The album was seeded with the dust from the road trip, and the dust from the farm. Everything was dusty. But also pregnant with possibilities, and in more than one way. Just a couple of months after the album was released Jo gave birth to our daughter Coco. It was the beginning of a life, but the end of an era. At the time we didn't know it, but this was to be our last year in New Mexico before heading off for new horizons.

No matter how much time passes, there is nothing but love in our hearts for our beautiful little home in the mountains with expansive views, apricot trees, and some of the most wonderful people we've ever known to call our neighbors.

Silvermouse on the farm in Ojo Sarco.
Silvermouse on the farm in Ojo Sarco.

Reviews of 'Space Country'

"These are some righteous guys….well produced and very well executed…outrageously cool. The ripping guitar in [Pear Tree] for example or the violin in [Surge] both really got and kept my attention. At times I’m reminded of Iggy Pop. I hear that kind of creative weirdness in Space Country. All of a sudden there is a “BOOM” that just sounds cool as hell and you think “Where did THAT come from?” I admire their creativity. I dig their philosophy and respect the proficiency with which they make their music."
- The Grouchy Gaijin
"Trance music is normally more appropriate in club and with a little alcohol in the system rather than listening to it at home. This rule is about to be broken with Silvermouse’s Space Country LP. [It is] a folky middle-eastern techno blend… Surge develops Eastern-classical melodies with Handley picking up the violin and Miss Jojo adding the drum machine and the retro record scratches. Adding a mystical flute in Sunshine shows them getting their bearings…a brilliant double act…trippy whirlwind…"
Anastasia Aboim -
"Amazing guitar lines combined with a sense for rhythm and beats weave into a cohesive journey for the listener."
"Silvermouse’s sound is somewhere in between trance and freestyle psychedelic rock. The sonic space they create is rather impressive for just two people. Space Country is an approximately eighty-four minute long mindfuck of an album. Silvermouse hits a real groove, and their composition really begins to show itself. Space Country sounds like an album that would be best heard live, with big speakers, a large crowd of people, and plenty of psychedelics."
Anthony Gonzalez - In Your Speakers
"Silvermouse is the music version of contemporary art, and Space Country is just another bizarre masterpiece…a unique sound that can barely be described until you listen. Many of the songs in this album are like mixing hot and cold water, the sounds are quite opposite but together they create a neutral state of awesome. Space Country is definitely something I’ve never heard before, with its transcendental aura and intriguing sounds, the music will transport you to another realm of glowing tropical flowers, metallic walls and gypsy fairies. If you want to expand your musical palate and delve into a new level of hipster, listen to this."
Camila Acosta - Audio Arsenal Magazine
"Spacey, exotic musical flavors. If the music finds your groove the exotic, psychedelic, trance inducing sounds will have you dancing."
Mike Spain - CWs Place
"They deliver a spacious and intoxicating instrumental ambience… a sound that resonates of The Indian Sub-Continent, Ibiza and Haydn… These two have combined their polar influences though dexterous improvisation and hone it to a sound that naturally feeds in to the cortex, taking over the head, that marks Silvermouse as a band well worth time getting to know."
Tim - Indie Bands Blog