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The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 47:30 minutes | 533 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ATO (UK)

South Of Reality, The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s epic sophomore album might be just the antidote this sick world needs. Music so potent it could repel an asteroid impact from space, these seasoned warriors of psychedelia have crafted timeless songs that may as well be chiseled in stone. The monolithic dream team’s new record was produced by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon themselves, and engineered and mixed by Les Claypool at his own Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, California.

On paper, the pairing of Les Claypool and Sean Lennon doesn’t quite fit. From inside and outside Primus, Claypool has specialized in technically exacting rock, while Lennon favors a fuzzier approach, leaning on vibe and soft-focus melodies. The two approaches appear to be contradictory, but the Claypool Lennon Delirium proves they’re complementary: Claypool sharpens Lennon’s trippier elements, while the guitarist pushes the bassist toward melody. South of Reality, the duo’s second album, crystallizes the benefits of this collaboration. They pick up where their 2016 debut left off quite literally: toward the end of the record, they deliver “Cricket Chronicles Revisited,” reviving the “Cricket and the Genie” mini-suite from Monolith — the Claypool Lennon Delirium is happily eccentric on South of Reality, yet they manage to reign in some of the lingering excesses of the past. Even when songs stretch past the six-minute mark — which they do, more often than not — the tracks offer mile markers in the form of hooks, verses, and solos, giving the record considerable momentum even when it strolls to its destination. If the duo’s satire sometimes seems cheap — the Tinder jibes on “Easily Charmed by Fools” are a little too easy — they make up for it through sheer good humor, which is why the playfulness of South of Reality charms instead of alienates. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. Little Fishes
2. Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon
3. South Of Reality
4. Boriska
5. Easily Charmed By Fools
6. Amethyst Realm
7. Toady Man’s Hour
8. Cricket Chronicles Revisited – Part I, Ask Your Doctor
9. Like Fleas


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