Sunday, 5 April 2015

Track Of The Day: The Lucid Dream - 'Unchained Dub'

This new track from Carlisle-based four piece The Lucid Dream is taken from their rather diverse eponymous second album 'The Lucid Dream', which was released last week on 30th March 2015 via Holy Are You Recordings, and as a limited coloured vinyl edition via The Great Pop Supplement. 

Formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 2008, their debut long player ‘Songs Of Lies and Deceit’ was released in August 2013 to critical acclaim. ‘The Lucid Dream’ demonstrates the band covering new areas, as always is the ethos of band. ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Cold Killer’ channel the influence of German geniuses Can and Neu!, through to the free-form jazz/noise freak-out that is ‘Darkest Day’/’Head Musik’. The success of ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘Unchained’ has already shown the ability to have appeal across the board, whilst ‘Unchained Dub’ (already a live favourite) expresses the love of King Tubby/Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, already noted by fans and critics alike that The Lucid Dream are the only band of their ilk touching across so many areas. ‘Morning Breeze’, throughout its 7 minutes displays feedback experiments in the vein of Sonic Youth, through to the spaced-out bliss demonstrated by Verve. The album closes with ‘You + I’, a nod to early 60s pop, meets Mazzy Star, meets Spiritualized circa ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’.

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