The Lumerians from San Francisco specialized in psychedelic dirges on the EP
Lumerians (Subterranenan Elephants, 2007).
The album Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory, 2011) marked a quantum
The pounding voodoobilly Burning Mirrors bristles
with cosmic-pyschedelic keyboards that evoke
both Suicide's new-wave neurosis and
garage-rock of the 1960s.
The shoegazing lullaby Atlanta Brook bridges
early Pink Floyd and
My Bloody Valentine.
The sinister dark-punk litany Black Tusk is colored
with Caribbean and jazzy accents,
As original as the songs are,
it's really the instrumentals that steal the show.
The garage-industrial pow-wow dance Catalini Rises sounds like some
long lost tape by Chrome or
Electronic keyboards pen the exotic-tinged instrumental
Shortwave Fields, drenched in a suspenseful atmosphere reminiscent of
the Doors' The End,
as well as
the mysterious acid-jazzy instrumental Hashshashin.
The cinematic XuluX transitions from funk-punk dance to acid-cosmic
They truly specialize in "dances" that are uniquely pervaded by
a gothic and acid spirit, and this skill spills over in
the nine-minute shamanic-zombie dance Melting Space (also known as
Longwave). Here too the delight is the dissonant instrumental intermezzo
and its industrial coda.
Throughout the album
the keyboards (Jason Miller or Luis Vasquez) are the real protagonists.
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