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Astropunk (Remastered)

by Lucid Den

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1.
2.
Come Here 05:00
come here it's not a thing you can deny come here you are in love and so am I come here for I am not so good to talk how will I ever let you know? (let you know)
3.
Home 05:02
you don't look from around here let me take you home let me take you home (alone) (come here, let's forget and play)
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Interlude 01:17
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March 04:13
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Cumulonimbus 01:13
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Heavy Mist 03:58
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Cyalume Sap 05:46
10.
Ghosts 07:21
what do you want? don’t you follow, know you don’t care I’m sick and mad of this black and neon nightmare it’s so out there but so real when you get right there you told me about the ways of life you told me about the end of times but they were lies, and I found just as I saw the day just as I broke from torture dungeons and then ran away it was me who found all the truth and realized your way you had me caught but I knew better before the decay you taught me how to walk, you taught me how to talk you taught me how to run, you taught me how to hide but you ain’t ever gonna teach me how to fall no, you will never get to teach me how to fall this is the end, go away, go away there is no place to be so safe the ghosts surround me everywhere, everywhere they sing and dance like color flames they think I'm dead, but not yet I’m not yet they want to take me somewhere else the voices tell me to obey, to obey I want to blow these ghosts away you had me close tonight you had me on the line but I’m not one to die not after just one fight it is not me who’s going down tonight I keep hunting for the light (hunting for the light)
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0 08:13

about

In 2012, a young Otrembu Eio met Polygon Kid in a high school club, and became online friends due to common interests such as electronic music, retro video games, cyberpunk, and the budding "vaporwave" scene that was popular at the time. Two years later, the two decided to start a music project to project their aesthetic vision on, which they dubbed "Lucid Den", "Lucid" representing a dream-like, turquoise-tinted world, and "Den" representing its gritty, dark, down-to-earth counterpart.

Influenced musically by genres such as French House, Vaportrap, video game soundtracks, and Witch House, among others, they spent almost two years writing and producing a highly introspective debut record, mostly in their own homes, sending project files back and forth via Dropbox. The result: an ambitious and decidedly experimental 50+ minute record aptly titled "Astropunk".

Intricate ambient techno explorations flow into one another, punctuated with fluorescent pop songs, like life-bearing planets sparse along the galaxy. The processed vocals on "Come Here" and "Ghosts" glow alien-like on top of sprawling electro compositions, the organic opuses of "Interstellar Beach", "Heavy Mist", and "Cyalume Sap" are so rich and diverse in sound that they could serve as self-sustaining ecosystems were they actual places, and the psychedelic drawl of closer track "0" ends the album in a low-key note, like coming down from an acid trip leaving a mellow afterglow inside. Like the rest of Otrembu Eio and Polygon Kid's artistic output, Astropunk finds a way to unintentionally distance itself from its contemporaries through song structure and melodic composition, as if being conventional was never an option in the first place. They are, after all, outsiders; natives inside their own minds, and alien explorers outside them.

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released July 11, 2016

Otrembu Eio: composition, production, mixing, mastering, artwork, remastering
Polygon Kid: composition, production, mixing, artwork

Recorded 2014-16
Originally released July 11, 2016
Remastered 2019

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Lucid Den Monterrey, Mexico

Lucid Den is an experimental pop band attempting to both perfect earworm melody and push the limits of the musically acceptable.

Members:
Otrembu Eio
George Luge
Wicho

Past Members:
Dark Genesis

粒子電
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