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Fuzz Club Session

    Up until disbanding last year announced via a social media post saying they “were off to get some smokes” Oakland cosmonauts Lumerians were one of the most prolific and genre-bending bands to reside on the outer edges of contemporary psychedelia. Since their formation 2006 they went on to tour around the world and share the stage with everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Killing Joke and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Constantly evolving, their sound has been known to journey from synthesised ambient excursions to far-out space-rock and kosmische post-punk, often dabbling with touches of dub, free jazz and the works. What might very well be the final Lumerians LP comes in the shape of a new live session recorded for Fuzz Club Records when the band stopped off in London as part of a European tour in 2019. Recorded live at Love Buzz Productions and pressed to 180gm vinyl, Lumerians’ Fuzz Club Session LP is comprised of four tracks, new and old. 'Longwave' and 'Corkscrew Trepanation' are lifted from the band's 2011 Partisan Records-released 'Transmalinna' LP and their 2008 self-titled debut EP, respectively.

    On this record, though, we hear the songs take on a whole new life: "Both of these songs had mutated into different animals over the years and were frequently played together as a finale during our live shows. We wanted to document their transformation since we really liked what they had become", the band reflect. As well as those reimagined Lumerians cuts, the Fuzz Club Session also features two previously unreleased jams. They describe 'Light The Beacon' as "a snapshot of a piece of music we had been using to open our shows for tours in 2018 and 2019. It started as a simple oscillator drone that would lead into the first song but eventually became a song in and of itself.

    The song never really had a name, but since we used it as a way to signal the show was beginning and draw people towards the stage, 'Light the Beacon' seemed appropriate for this version." 'Transmission Overture', on the other hand, was a spontaneous composition that they'd never played before and haven't since: "This is basically the process by which we wrote all of our songs. We'd record our improvisations, listen back and then select the parts that stood out most and learn how to play it again. Some seemed so fully formed out of the gate that we'd call them "transmissions" as documented on our 'Transmissions from Telos' EP series.

    TRACK LISTING

    1) Light The Beacon
    2) Transmission Overture
    3) Corkscrew Trepanation
    4) Longwave

    Lumerians

    Yellowcake

      Throughout their career, Oakland’s Lumerians have consistently been a shape-shifting psychedelic force, traversing krautrock, drone, dub and jazz in their quest to create truly cosmic music. Hot off the heels of their 2018 album Call Of The Void’, the band’s dizzying space-rock opus, Lumerians have stripped things back to their raw fundamentals with the single ‘Yellowcake’. ‘Yellowcake’ sees the band trim away the fat in favour of a highly-focused psychedelic garage rock jam. Winding, contorted guitars meld with motorik drums and a rumbling bassline that stretches out into eternity. Driven by the axe wizardry of Jason Miller and Tyler Green, atop the track’s skeleton they constantly spin webs of claustrophobic Contortions-esque guitar flourishes. The single is, in the words of the band, “about someone waiting on a train platform before sunrise to go to work, staring at the city and fantasizing about what it would be like if a nuclear bomb went off." The lyrics are ambiguous at best, delivered by a careless Damo Suzuki-esque whisper from deep within the track’s dense soundscape, but the chaotic darkness of the song is on the surface for all to hear. The B-side is ‘C Rock’, an angular, krautrock-inflected cover of the 1977 song of the same name by Italian synth-pop/post-punk combo Chrisma

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Yellowcake
      2. C Rock

      Lumerians

      The High Frontier

        Between the vast expanses and disparate extremes of space lies ‘The High Frontier’, a term coined by Gerard K O’Neil in his illustrated 1976 book depicting human colonization of space.

        On their new album, released on the Partisan label, Oakland’s Lumerians thrust forward with Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat’s ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacé synth lines culled from perverse 1970s sci-fi soundtracks.


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