The Lucid Dream, an acid-house outfit from England, release the LP Actualisation on the 19th of October.
The Lucid Dream
From the forthcoming release – Zenith (part 2) – is unexpectedly brief, coming in at less than three minutes, particularly given its luxurious palette of colours which wash through the room and envelop the listener in a dub fused mellowness.
The English acid-house outfit The Lucid Dream are working on a new LP, their fourth.
The Lucid Dream
It was back in 2016 that The Lucid Dreamlast featured and the gap of time finds them in very different mood. At the time very much a psychedelic manifest, the first track to surface from the album – which will itself be released as a standalone single on the 6th of April – SX1000 (be aware video contains flashing images), discovers a ’90s dancefloor filler of stonking acid-house.
First introduced back in 2012 The Lucid Dream have remained as the same unit which has enabled them to spend the past four years refining their output allowing them to create ever more luxurious compositions.
Whilst never a band to put out three minute tracks – I’m A Star In My Own Right, from their forthcoming album runs for over eight minutes making it the longest of their songs to feature. Inside of those eight minutes the listener finds their mind melting into the music as the sounds flow around the room. Expeditious use of bass and percussion allow The Lucid Dream to sheer guitar into flights of discovery without ever drifting into obscurity, with the track taking on a dub reggae beat through sections and a reminders of a souq surfaces at one point, while the hazy vocal layers itself through the song.
On the basis of I’m A Star In My Own Right, Compulsion Songs will be an LP to grab hold of as soon as possible on release and listened to in a quiet corner allowing the imagination to float into a state of harmony with the music.
The English psychedelic quartet The Lucid Dream have an EP and and LP planned for release this year.
The Lucid Dream – Bad Texan – artwork
On the 11th of March the EP Bad Texan will be released and later in the year the album.
The title track of the EP, which will also feature on the LP is just over six and a half minutes of swirling-guitars and mesmeric haze that lays a soft blanket over all it comes into contact.
First featured in 2012 and again last year Bad Texan marks a step change in performance as The Lucid Dream have developed a technique which seems to liquidise the sounds, leaving the brain melting gently in the hypnotic flux.