The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 Join Together and Get Weird

The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 Record

The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 Record

The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 Record

The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 Record

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The Super Moon Made Me Wanna Pee!!! by The Flaming Lips with Prefuse 73

To some extent, this was a psychedelic meeting waiting to happen. The Flaming Lips has teamed up with Prefuse 73 to release a four track, limited record… in Oklahoma. Far out, right? From the most serene to the most artificial of noises, Prefuse 73 and his many incarnations are collages of sound, retrofitted and mashed into the same sonic canvas. And the Flaming Lips’s often go to as many different musical places as possible, but never venture outside their sonic universe.

The overlap from these two groups resides in their galactic forays. This conceptual little record might as well be music to take for a planetarium, and names of the songs are exactly what they mean. Lead track, The Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee!!!, feels exactly like that: a frantic drum beat and pace pushes the song until it ends into a satisfying-as-a-piss ambient synth. Heavy Star Moving… takes shape as a slow celestial dirge, with guitars contrasting to create a sweeping fuzz for Coyne to sing over. Be Like That…That…That… might as well be a lost transmisson from space while Guillermo’s Bolero rocks as a piano driven synth blend. It’s star gazing and light-show fun.

These hand pressed records are imbued with a variety of colors, as colorful as the music they contain. I’d kind of want to have one for that day I buy a really expensive telescope to pair with a record player. Or go outside with a telescope with a portable record player. Or gaze at the stars with a beer and google skymaps. When’s the next supermoon? Seriously… when?

You can also see more photos of the all the records that were pressed by clicking here.


May 25, 2011 / By