MERIDIAN SIGNALS is M Powell. All songs written and performed by M Powell except ‘Phoenix Lights,’ written and performed by M Powell and J Risner. MERCATOR SONGS was recorded in Louisville and Chicago at various intervals between August 2009 and June 2010, when time and meditation permitted.
MERCATOR SONGS makes liberal use of odd found sounds and samples --
::: ‘Nearly Nautical’ contains samples from public archive documentary 'Landsend Radio GLD in the 60s' and the 1860 de Martinville phonautograph recording 'Au Clair de la Lune'
::: ’Carrington Event’ contains samples of Dr. Michio Kaku on Coast to Coast AM, January 30, 2010
::: ‘Fallout Pattern’ contains samples of the Perlinger Archives film About Fallout (1955)
::: ‘Phoenix Lights’ contains an original recording of a number station discovered March 2010 around 4.95 MHz