Is David Bowie Dying?’ is the opening track of a collaboration EP between the Flaming Lips and Neon Indian, limited to only 1000 copies of psychedelic colored vinyl records (let’s see how much they reach on ebay in a couple days).
And good luck if you want one because Wayne Coyne, as a good Oklahoma native, made sure that Oklahoma city (and Dallas) were the only 2 cities to receive physical copies of the four-track 12". Coyne simply tweeted on Wednesday:
‘Dropping off a box of Flaming Lips/Neon Indian 12-inches at Guest Room Records in OKC.’
I’m not familiar with Neon Indian’s music, but the song is very Lips influenced, especially reminiscent of their last album ‘Embryonic’. With weird electronic noises and bell-like alarming guitars, Coyne laments until the song opens up, in an ascending manner, toward more distortion and electronic weirdness mixed with ethereal vocals. The result is quite dark and mysterious, painting a chilly and honestly a little scary atmosphere. I just wonder what Bowie may think about the title.
Oldwaver.com has even posted the three other tracks beside that song, and all sound very experimental, without distinct melodies, almost working as some improvised moods:
‘Alan’s Theremin’ is a long vocal-free electronic piece (8 minutes!) sounding more like a noise track wandering in some somnambulic altered state, than a real song. ‘You Don’t Respond’ is a fuzzy funky song hiccuping with echoing desperate vocals, and ‘Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth Part II’ is the more rocking of all four, sounding like a jam session in a far background polluted by all kinds of electronic insects.
And since Wayne Coyne and Neon Indian constantly tweet what they are currently doing, you can watch them in the process of recording some of these elaborated electronic distorted noises here:
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