An admirably crazed concept album...
Electric Würms - Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk

An admirably crazed concept album featuring wormholes, spaceships and space bibles, Electric Würms is an inspired side-project from Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips

In real terms it’s six songs of heavily percussive, ecstatic psychedelia reminiscent of Can and Zappa. Skittering drums and vocoders, conjuring ’50s sci-fi, collide with a melee of hi-hats, manipulated flutes, tearing metal and Gong-like mushroom-infused melodic meanderings produced with dizzying compression.

It ends on a high, a discordantly kosmische cover of Yes’s epic ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’, in a melancholy Syd Barrett style (listen below), ditching the divisive noodly prog and retaining the ethereally beautiful melody. A surprisingly cerebral triumph. 


Words: Anna Wilson

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