Lumerians – ‘Transmissions From Telos Vol. III’


‘Transmissions From Telos Vol. III’ is the latest Long Player offering from Lumerians.

It is available for pre-order on Cardinal Fuzz, on electric blue and black vinyl or hand made compact disc, on Friday 24th October and will ship around 12th November.

The album comes with the striking cover image of Andean cloud forest dweller “gallito de los andes” which means “little rooster from the andes” – a special mention goes out to Gonzalo Cornejo Kelly for immediately identifying this striking passerine on the Cardinal Fuzz Facebook page!

Originally formed in Oakland in 2006, Lumerians have built a solid reputation for their sensational live renderings in sound and vision.

As befits their self stated ‘space rocks’ tag, ‘Transmissions From Telos Vol. III’ continues 2012’s ‘Transmissions From Telos Vol. IV’ launch-pad countdown. These esoteric sonic hyperspace jumps, voyaging out and beyond uncharted territory.


‘Murder Dubbs’ kicks off side A with a vibe which evokes the Mos Eisley Cantina by way of Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, a jazz infused limbo incursion through the interzone.

‘Turiya’ closes side A with trance like hypnotic rhythms, inducing the fourth Hindu state of pure conciousness, underlying the three common states of waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep.

‘Hook For An Eye’ on side B is a tangential cacophony of syncopation beats and modal flourishes.

Album closer and personal favourite is ‘Impossible Windows / Caballero Futuro’, weighing in at 12 minutes and 30 seconds, this ingot is hallmarked with all of the Lumerians’ signatures. This track grows and multiplies, meandering, drifting and floating among the magellanic clouds.

Perhaps the Andean Rooster is the Spanish Gentleman from the indefinite time yet to come…

As with Lumerians’ previous and last vinyl outing, ‘The High Frontier’, the initial listen is uplifting, with each successive immersion unlocking edifying new depths…

Here is a flavour in the shape of ‘Chevaux Fous’ from their ‘Burning Mirrors’ EP…


2 responses to “Lumerians – ‘Transmissions From Telos Vol. III’”

  1. Bob Avatar

    Thanks for highlighting this one Chromaticism, might have missed it otherwise. There is so much great new music around and being released at the moment, so it’s great to have a creditable and reliable source to go to for news and reviews etc. Great job once again !

  2. chromaticism Avatar

    “Hey, thanks for the review. An apt description!” – Lumerians 24/10/14

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