Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk (CD)


Electric Wurms

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Amoeba Review

08/18/2014

For some bands, the weight of an estimable catalog can sometimes feel like a burden, and working with the same collaborators for years on end can be stifling. So artists turn to new projects for those ideas that don’t fit into the ideals of their main gig, or just to take a break. Like Thom Yorke indulging his dubstep fetish with Atoms for Peace, Electric Wurms sees psych-pop arena-fillers The Flaming Lips (that is, the band’s singer/songwriter, Wayne Coyne, and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd) have stepped away from the Lips for this collaborative EP (along with the modern prog band Linear Downfall) of acid-trip jams. It’s not much of a departure from the Lips sound, but there’s a freewheeling feel to this mini-album that’s been missing of late from the Lips’ increasingly difficult albums. Unexpected sounds gurgle out of every pore of songs like their cover of Yes’ “Heart of the Sunrise,” yet create a kind of cosmic, atmospheric beauty. Rock-based psychedelia that grounds songs like the insane “Transform!!!” and keep them (or you) from becoming completely unmoored. Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk may scream “for fans only” on paper, but, as always with these guys, something that at first seems like a one-off ends up feeling well-considered and rewards repeat listens, given Coyne’s whimsical production and the obvious chemistry (in more ways than one) that these guys generate. With Heady Fwends like these, you’re safe to take the trip into Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk.



Track Listing



Disc 0 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I Could Only See Clouds
Electric Wurms 04:19
2.
Futuristic Hallucination
Electric Wurms 04:11
3.
The Bat
Electric Wurms 05:18
4.
Living
Electric Wurms 07:21
5.
Transform!!!
Electric Wurms 04:19
6.
Heart Of The Sunrise
Electric Wurms 03:52

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