The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody (Bella Union) 2017
The Flaming Lips are back in all their essence, once again pushing their experimental side to the limit. Oczy Mlody is beautifully detailed and full of pastoral soundscapes. We can’t help to think that is somehow redundant to label this new effort as experimental, because they have been experimental since their inception.
Oczy Mlody dares to risk pomposity in, showing their trademark sophisticated sound, this time around remarkably light and oddly uplifting. Led by the one and only Wayne Coyle, The Lips’ atmospheric and expansive esque are now even more melodically song-oriented and that suits them perfectly well. Strong, well crafted and rewarding, an album in its most instinctive, unfettered form.