Following the release of their The High Frontier LP in the summer, Lumerians have now released the video for album highlight Smokies Tangle.
The video is a short film entitled Smokie and Lady Chronus, written and directed by Geoffrey Lillemon, that chronicles a bizarre, otherworldly love affair.
Lumerians is Tyler Green, Chris Musgrave, Jason Miller and Marc Melzer. Formed in early 2006 while most of the members were working at an experimental music label in San Francisco, their shared affinity for Krautrock and esoteric occult mythologies resulted in after-work jam sessions and recording.
In their new LP, out now through Partisan, the Oakland band thrust forward with inspired exploration, Afrobeat’s ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacé synth-lines culled from perverse 1970’s sci-fi soundtracks.
It’s a cacophony of sound in which Lumerians acknowledge the role noise and rhythm has always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over. From the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs, The High Frontier sets scope outward, points blindfolded at a star map and sets off full blast without making course corrections.