As you might expect from a band renowned for their love of innovation, the approach to writing the album was a trifle unorthodox...
Instead of writing each song track by track, the record began as long improvised sessions which were recorded at Lips multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd's house; these sessions were then given to producer Dave Fridmann, who helped the band massage them into songs.
US music site NPR are streaming the entire album here
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The Flaming Lips are an American rock band, formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical by Which We Are Able to Experience the...
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