Lumerians - Call of the Void LPLabel: Fuzz Club Records (UK)
Since forming in San Francisco back in 2006, Lumerians have traversed their way through multiple different genres - offering mind-bending adventures into everything from space rock, kraut and noise to zamrock, free jazz, drone and dub. In their twelve years as a band theyve toured with everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Killing Joke and Black Moth Super Rainbow, putting out a number of critically-acclaimed releases including two official albums and two collections of improvised compositions called Transmission from Tellos III & IV. This third album is dedicated to the memory of Barrett Clark, Lumerians long-time friend, sound engineer and collaborator who passed away in 2016. It may have taken the band four long years to put their latest album together but it was definitely worth the wait, their mystical exploratory soundscapes at their finest. Eclectic and vastly multifaceted. Talking about Call of the Void, vocalist Jason Miller explains: If Transmalinnia represented the exploration of an alien world and The High Frontier a voyage through space, Call of the Void is a penetrative exploration of Earth through an alien gaze gone native - the weight of gravity, the build-up of pollution and sediment, experiences of ecstatic revelry and tragedy.