Album of the Week: The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

It’s hard to record an album after such disquieting masterpiece like The Terror. At first listen, Oczy Mlody sounded like a weird, space-dream-synth-experimental rendition of Pink Floyd’s Welcome to the Machine. You can feel the atmosphere known from their previous work, but after some time, elements of The Flaming Lips’ earlier appear, giving it an interesting career-spaning feel. It’s psychadelic, it’s weird, it’s dark, it’s fearful, it’s restless, but rewarding in its accessibility. Initially I wanted to compare it to the Terror, but it wouldn’t be just, since it only incorporates some of its elements, and deliver something quite new. Maybe it’s not as good, maybe it’s not the best LP for people not acquainted with The Flaming Lips. Still, it’s a rewarding, psychadelic, and really, really weird ride for everyone who likes experimenting with musical stuff.

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Other interesting this week’s releases:

  • The xx – I See You
  • Bonobo – Migration
  • David Bowie – No Plan EP
  • SOHN – Rennen
  • Half Japanese – Hear the Lions Roar
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Iris (OST)
  • Natalie Hemby – Puxico

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