Lumerians The High Frontier on 180g LP + Digital Download
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. In their new thusly titled LP, out on Partisan Records, Lumerians send terrified primates into space in search of wonders both marvelous and harrowing. In a starship powered by gamma-ray-mutated rock, beer-goggled cartographers chart the absurd scales of outer space from subatomic to trans-galactic and the unfathomable void of inner space unbound by physical laws.
Inward perception, both fluid and delicate, births, destroys, multiplies and collides with pyrokinetic machetes, Lumerians thrust forward with Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat’s ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacé synth lines culled from perverse 1970’s sci-fi soundtracks. As a follow-up to 2011's Transmalinnia, The High Frontier sets scope outward, points blind-folded at a star map and sets off full blast without making course corrections.
Since forming in 2006, Oakland's Lumerians have gained notoriety for their intense performances, stunning live visuals and thematic otherworldly releases. Recording from their self-built studio/brewery in a converted store-front church, Lumerians acknowledge the role sound and rhythm have always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over, from the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs. Vinyl package also includes digital download.
"A psych-rock powerhouse!" - The Fader
Lumerians The High Frontier Track Listing:
1. Dogon Genesis
2. High Frontier
3. The Bloom
4. Koman Tong
5. Smokies Tangle
6. Life Without Sun