(Planet Me)
Sunday, October 05, 2014
 
ELECTRIC WURMS (FLAMING LIPS) : Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk

To all intents and purposes, Electric Wurms, which is just two of The Flaming Lips (Wayne and Steven, that is the official lineup bar for bass player Michael Iwins), release what is their selfproclaimed “Prog Rock Meisterwerk”. Of course, it's no such thing. Following the similar vein of last years 34 minute “Peace Sword”, this is a slender – at 29 minutes – six song EP, lacking in the melodic hooks of yore, but seeing Wayne & Steven disappear into their own experimentation. There's no sense of anything but artistic isolation, of a sense of self satisfaction, which frankly, means that also, there's little comunication here, and surely the role of the artist is to communicate? If that is the case, then really, here there is little that is tangibly communicated. Underwhelming.


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