Blackout Beach '11 Pink Helicopters in the Coral Sky'

Blackout Beach '11 Pink Helicopters in the Coral Sky'
It took Carey Mercer three years to put together his last jaw-dropping Blackout Beach album Fuck Death, but just a few months after its late fall release, the West Coast singer-songwriter has returned with a primarily instrumental follow-up called 11 Pink Helicopters in the Coral Sky.

"I made another record! Give your ears a galactic massage, and pay-what-u-can," he tweeted of the collection, which is currently available on Bandcamp.

While Mercer's signature warble is missing from all but closing "Pink Helicopters," the 11-song outing features the same kind of hypnotic, minimalist guitar and electronics blends that surfaced on Fuck Death, though these new cuts play a little more tranquil.

Highlights include the buzzing, backwards-masked six-strings on "Hypnagogic Blue," the early 4AD dream pop of "Sign of Harry" and the gentle piping on atmospheric new age number "The Magical Flute." But you can stream the whole thing down below and download it for whatever price you wish on Bandcamp.