The Flaming Lips 'Two Blobs Fucking' Experiment

The Flaming Lips 'Two Blobs Fucking' Experiment
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

In 1997, they released Zaireeka, a highly experimental four-CD set with different music on each disc meant for four different stereos. The listener(s) would press play on each simultaneously, to create a slightly different tapestry of sound every time.


 

That sense of auditory experimentation has inspired the Lips for their newest project, known as "Two Blobs Fucking." It's basically a Zaireeka for the 2010s: the piece consists of 12 YouTube videos meant to be played at the same time via computer or smartphone. It's a heady brew, like pretty much everything the Oklahoma natives come up with, but the musical quality is solid. And we like idea of making a 12-person listening party a virtual necessity. Do people even hang out and just listen to music anymore? Maybe this aural madness will inspire more people to set aside specific time to rock out.


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