Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Flaming Lips - Zaireeka (1997)

This post may require some explanation. This is an extremely experimental project by The Flaming Lips where they split the sounds of the album onto 4 separate CDs and the listener is supposed to listen to them each on 4 separate CD players. I've never thought of myself as the biggest Flaming Lips fan but when my friend and I took all 4 CDs of this album and played them in his living room it was a pretty mind blowing experience. I was elated when I found a version where all of the CDs are combined so one can listen to it without all of the synchronizing and equipment (although that's a really cool experience and if you end up enjoying this album, I'd reccommend getting the actual 4 CD set and trying it out). Anyway, check this one out for sure.

01.Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand

02.Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (Your...)

03.Thirty-Five Thousand Feet Of Despair

04.A Machine In India

05.The Train Runs Over The Camel But Is Derailed...

06.How Will We Know? (Futuristic Crashendos)

07.March Of The Rotten Vegetables

08.The Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now



Charlie said...

the flaming lips had a show in a parking garage once, where they gave 300 different people a cassette tape and told them to play it at a certain time. the result was insanely awesome, so they made zaireeka.
sweet blog, by the way.'-charlie ambler

wrezhu said...

Do you have all four cds seperately? At work here I have plenty CD players and would rather experience it with more variable results.