Embryonic might be my favorite Lips album after Soft Bulletin just because of how explosively experimental it is. Its really like they were wading into this weird world of drugged out rhytmic sounds while still hanging onto their psych-folk roots. Everything after embryonic was just “whoooooooa cooool noises broooooo”.
Funny thing about that album… My friend got it for me as a birthday gift and said I might be into it. I had never heard of them before and I listened to it once and was like… Meh.
A month later, I was drunk and stoned and ready for bed and dug that CD out again and said what the hell and put it on with headphones… And I just laid on my floor and listened to it all the way through and just fell in love. It just clicked and I woke up the next day and ordered their whole discography on amazon.
As much as I don’t like their super experimental phase of the 2010s, I do enjoy The Terror, though. It’s haunting and beautiful in a weird and wonderful way and it’s nice to drone out to it every once in a while.