FLAMING LIPS Oczy Mlody LP
Co-produced with long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann, 2017's Oczy Mlody served as the follow-up to Flaming Lips' globally acclaimed 2013 album, The Terror. On Oczy Mlody, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums The Soft Bulletin and the gold-certified Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.
Frontman Wayne Coyne explains: "When asked (about our newest album Oczy Mlody) what does your new stuff sound like? My current response has been that it sounds like Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future. Knowing full well that if you know who Syd Barrett is (original founder of classic rock/space opera group Pink Floyd) you probably don't know who A$AP Rocky is (current badass psychedelic rapper) and if you know and like A$AP Rocky you probably don't care or wouldn't like Syd Barrett...perhaps, it is only within The Flaming Lips world that these 2 (Syd and A$AP) could accidentally find themselves.
"But somehow they have gone through a hole in the night sky and arrived in a fucked up, day glow, fairy tale world in the future. A future where Oczy Mlody is the current cool powerful party drug of choice and sleeping is the ultimate cure for everything...sleeping for, like, 3 months. So if you want to lose weight. Ping!! You are put to sleep for 3 months and you wake up thin. If you are addicted to drugs. Ping!! You sleep yourself out of withdrawals and cravings and wake up sober.
"And it all takes place inside a gated community that has been made into a replicant fantasy fairy tale city where the mega-mega rich folks live and have self indulgent psycho parties (maybe I've been spending too much time around Miley Cyrus) where everyone takes Oczy Mlody (the drug uses your own sub conscious memories and transports you to your perfect childhood happy mind) and everyone has sex while riding unicorns. There are frogs and wizards and spiders and painful emotional therapy sessions where every primal desire is allowed and encouraged.
LP side 1
- Oczy Mlody
- There Should Be Unicorns
- Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
- Nigdy Nie (Never No)
- Galaxy I Sink
LP side 2
- One Night While Hunting For Faeries and Witches and Wizards To Kill
- Do Glowy
- Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes
- The Castle
- Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
- We A Family