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Cargo Records

Released: 25.9.15

More information on Lilies On Mars’ official website

∆GO is the fourth album from alien-pop duo Lisa Masia and Marina Christofalo. The latest album has a beautiful cyclic quality, as Lilies On Mars approach to the act of music making seems focused more on the natural flow of sound rather than the individual songs. In a way that only the Italian duo can create, the songs skip smoothly from planet to planet, providing a bizarre cosmic voyage for the listener. Dancing Star, the lead single, is a perfect galactic portal into LoM’s world with pulsing, spacey, sensual rhythms and trippy, dream-like melodies.

The album is a special balance between extreme retro and progressive futuristic sounds. It’s still as sweet as previous works but now with a brand new vibe as Lisa and Marina use vintage analogue tech, such as hazy vintage organs and the iconic 80s space echo, overlaid with the fresh wave of hypnotic electronic music.

The album is co-produced and mixed by Tom Furse of The Horrors, championed by Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins and reminiscent of Stereolab. To quote from Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, “there’s no need to say another word.”

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