Monday, February 14, 2011
The Flaming Lips destroy the Internet
The Flaming Lips are reviving the Zaireeka concept for the 21st century.
Back in 1997 the band released the experimental Zaireeka "album" as eight songs scattered over four stereo CDs. The goal was to have the listener play the discs simultaneously, each song being broadcast through no fewer than eight speakers. It didn't exactly catch on, mostly because the idea required a lot of work from the listener to create the experience.
It seem that time has finally caught up to the band, though. The Flaming Lips have recreated the experience for smart phones, posting 12 videos to YouTube slugged as "Two Blobs Fucking." The video above shows band members Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd showing how it works.
At least, I think that's what they're doing. You can find the videos at their YouTube channel.