Lumerians

Transmalinnia

by Alan Brown

6 July 2011

 
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Lumerians

Transmalinnia

(Knitting Factory)
US: 1 Mar 2011
UK: 1 Mar 2011

Three years after their self-released EP, Lumerians has emerged from the Caverns of Telos, a former Church of the Living God turned recording studio in Oakland, California, with a mesmerizing sci-fi soundtrack of the imagination.

The quintet’s debut LP is a gauzy web of otherworldy psych-organ, droning guitar fuzz, funky African and Eastern percussion and febrile modulations that explores the rarefied space rock landscape once mapped out by bands like Pink Floyd, Can, Brainticket and, more recently, Vibravoid. As you immerse yourself in the dramatic soundscape which unfolds over the course of these 9 songs, expect to be transported to the beautiful yet terrifying end of the universe depicted in outsider artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein’s 1962 painting “Transmalinnia”, which adorns the cover. Set the controls, because hearing is believing.

Transmalinnia

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