Lumerians is Tyler Green, Marc Melzer, Jason Miller, Christopher Musgrave and Tony Peluso a prog rock band from Oakland in the USA.
Lumerians offer a nostalgic trip into psychedelia as the music floats above the head in a kaleidoscope of colours to entrance (as in the verb not the noun – completely different enunciation and meaning – but as a regular reader you will already know this) the mind.
The structures formed by the quintet extend ever upwards and on each occasion that the listener thinks they have met the edge, so it disappears once again into the distance. Whilst resonating of earlier years Lumerians is a band cognisant of their time and capture the tracks within six minutes, giving extended play to those of a mind, but not extending it beyond the bearable. They are even more impressive with tracks running at less than three minutes as they encapsulate the whole atmosphere of a fractals.
I have seen comments that the band is somewhat experimental, but to my ears this is following a well trodden path of progressive psychedelic rock, though bringing it to a currency and a place in which the listener can comfortably lay in the knowledge that there is a definitive direction of travel.
With delightful use of instrumentation and current technology Lumerians is a band who nestle very comfortably on my – must do this again – playlist and I would suggest should also sit on yours.
The High Frontier – Lumerians is available on iTunes*.
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