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4 stars LUMERIANS are a contemporary group from the States, founded in 2006. Their music sometimes is labeled as retrospective, however - although surely referrring to the inspired 1960/70s - this sounds quite modern on this occasion. I have taken enough time in the meanwhile in order to sink into their approach, and now I can say that they are another big discovery for me in 2012. Thematically referring to the Star Wars space opera, 'Transmissions From Telos Vol IV' appears to be the newest and most delightful effort deriving from their recording collections. This album clocks around 34 minutes - which obviously is rather short - but holds four challenging transmissions from extraterrestrial messages anyhow, where they - for whatever reason - have failed to provide them with distinct titles.

Nevermind, not really a surprise on the other hand, a proper trademark so much the more considering this music genre, one can say. Well, what strikes here ... although listed I honestly have problems to detect electric guitars when listening, which normally are very effective and virtuoso instruments on psych/space productions. This time the songs certainly live from the multiple keyboard/synth work first and foremost. And a trippy mood is recognizable right from the start, paired with a strong Krautrock touch la Can, NEU! and similiar, speaking of hypnotic bass lines and the stoic drum/percussion appeal.

The synths are another attraction, playfully appointed, the extended closing track is the best reference here. But first of all let me praise their self-evident interaction to the highest degree. So overall this album keeps a fantastic trance mood coupled with an (industrial) kraut touch which appeals to me extraordinarily. Man! ... would like to know how this works delivered live from a stage. I strongly recommend to give them a try.

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