Album Review: The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

6 January 2017 | 8:52 pm | Christopher H James

"The Flaming Lips embrace hazy techno sounds."

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Moving on from the schizoid paranoia of The Terror, The Flaming Lips embrace hazy techno sounds - and to some extent revisit the day-glo mental disintegration found on parts of The Soft BulletinOczy Mlody shuffles through oozing bass, gently undulating synths and plinky drum beats. There Should Be Unicorns and the occasional scrambled vocals of How?? exemplify the trippy sleepwalker vibe, but it's hard to identify any emotion-charged anthems for their inimitable live shows, although it holds up well as a conceptual whole.