You don’t necessarily have to understand psychedelic music, you just have to experience it. That certainly applies to the sound (and cover art) of the two Polish brothers that make-up Alien Lizard. Their new full-length album, with the telling title Lucid Dream Machine, contains nine hazy songs with poetic lyrics and excerpts from the works of Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Rosalía de Castro, Philip K. Dick, Léon Dierx, Adam Mickiewicz, Edgar Allan Poe , and Kurt Vonnegut. Cosmic experiments to immerse yourself in. I asked the band how their work came about: “Each of these songs was recorded right after waking in order to explore the liminal space between dreaming and reality through a black mirror. With all the insanity happening right now, I guess we just hope this album can provide a short reprieve.” And so it is. We all could use a Lucid Dream Machine right now.
“I think I know what I’m thinking // I think I saw it in my feed”
“Fly with no wings // Fly out of sync”
Lucid Dream Machine is out now digitally. Add to wantlist: Bandcamp