IVW: The Lucid Dream + Valkarys
As spirited outliers in the UK’s psych scene, bullish resolve has seen The Lucid Dream continue to rise in acclaim, as they’ve broken beyond repeat performances at Liverpool Festival Of Psychedelia to live action all across Europe, praise from Mojo and Uncut magazines, and repeat plays across the board on BBC 6Music. After writing sessions over the summer of 2017 using the classic Roland 303 and 808 synths as writing tools, the latest step in their evolution sees them return with 4th album Actualisation, soaked in the influence of acid house and amalgamated with the dub and kosmische hues of their more recent output. The Lucid Dream have completed their 4th album in 5 years, and it’s a record made for the dancefloor.
“The Lucid Dream are rapidly becoming major players in an ever-increasingly crowded psych scene… utterly seductive.” – The Quietus