'The Light In You' is filled with wondrous and voluminous kaleidoscopic detail, but also intimate moments of calm, and altogether stands up to the very best that this notable band of maverick explorers has ever created. Its ecstatic highs and shivery comedowns also reflect a particularly turbulent era in the lives of Grasshopper and fellow co-founder Jonathan Donahue, of calamities both personal and physical, but also rebirths and real births. There's a reason for the seven-year gap since the band's last album, Snowflake Midnight. (2008)
Yet from its title down, the album clearly reflects the core relationship between Jonathan and Grasshopper, best friends since they were teenagers, who accompa-nied each other through the musical changes, band fractures and exulted break-throughs that has marked Mercury Rev’s career since they emerged with the extraor-dinary Yerself Is Steam in (1991).