Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
Record label: Partisan
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
The Lumerians from Star Trek have a singular unique quality: distinct forehead markings that grant them empathy. The quality comes with a slight catch – the empathy is only extended to other Lumerians, and those possessing telepathy. Some Lumerians are capable of performing a “dump” onto others, where a slew of negative feelings is bestowed upon another to process.
Modern day space rock is a somewhat perplexing genre. While its original progenitors built on the exploratory leanings of psychedelia to create a heavy expansive music inspired by the Apollo programme and the feeling that man really was taking the first steps into a new frontier, space today just isn’t what it used to be. Now, it stands for satellite TV and mobile communications – innovations for sure, but also instruments of a culture locked in perpetual low orbit, earthbound and inward-focused, the moon landings all but forgotten (or openly disbelieved).
Melody’s Echo Chamber, Splashh, Jacco Gardner – the list of emerging stars in the realm of vaguely psychedelic rock is increasingly large these days. Sadly, on this evidence, it’s improbable that Lumerians will rise to near the top of the pile any time soon. The consistently spaced-out group were formed in 2006, putting out an EP and one full length prior to The High Frontier.