Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lunar eclipse

Anyone worried that the Flaming Lips' recent love-ins with Miley Cyrus might indicate they're turning their backs on the leftfield can rest easy. The band's latest genius/crackpot career move is to follow up their 2009 cover (with friends) of the entirety of Dark Side Of The Moon with a new album designed to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd's masterpiece. Flaming Side Of The Moon will also apparently be "carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz", just for good measure.

In truth, this isn't a completely new concept for the band - their 1997 album Zaireeka comprised of four separate CDs intended to be played on four different stereo systems simultaneously.

In other Lips news, drummer Kliph Scurlock has departed - perhaps to spend more time chastising his parents for causing him the hassle of having to repeatedly spell out his first name...

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