The US spacerock quartet, Lumerians, will be releasing the LP Call Of The Void on the 22nd.
Introduced in 2013, Lumerians – now a slightly changed line-up – have remained busy, more often than not playing live shows both in the USA and abroad with little time to get to the studio.
Their long awaited follow up to the 2014 four song EP TRANSMISSIONS FROM TELOS VOL. III is an eight track album of psychedelic tipped progressive-electrorock that folds the mind in to parts of the brain rarely used.
The third song on the just about three quarters of an hour LP is Space Curse.
Call of the Void – Lumerians is available on iTunes.*
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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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