LXNNNIE - “Lxnnnie In Disasterland” 


Album review:  

Released 02/28/09. “Lxnnnie in Disasterland” may be one of the most slept on albums since it’s release almost 4 years ago. It’s a classic hi-fi album that definitively defines Lxnnnie’s own personal genre he calls “Schizodelia”. Lxnnnie is in fact a certified schizophrenic and has stated that this is his first attempt at writing and compiling an entire album to demonstrate what it actually sounds like in his head. An album 12 years in the making, the songs were written and recorded between 1997 and 2009, all compiled and remixed together for the ultimate schizodelic trip. Intended to be listened to from beginning to end in order to experience the complete roller coaster ride through his uninhibited dementia. All songs on this “disasterpiece” are very well crafted and at times extremely hooky. The entire program is laced with samples and sound collages which provoke the listener to wonder “What the hell is going to happen next?” and really exemplify the mind of an all too arduous illness. The lyrics suggest an intriguing insight into what it must be like to truly be insane or at least inside sanity. Highlights include the reminiscent and psychedelic “Paisley Rain”, the peer pressure ridden stomp “They Said It Would Be Fun” and the somehow comforting “Wandering And Wondering”. On the other hand, the macabre confession and/or parental advisory of “Kill And Kill Again” will leave you wondering which side of the spectrum Lxnnnie is actually on. I would have to say both, as the album defies the average concept of “concept albums” by somehow coherently traveling in all directions at once, which in itself, seems to be the concept. If you are into Beck, Ween, Ariel Pink and the likes, you will undoubtedly add this album to your list of favorites and subsequently start the backwards journey through Lxnnnie’s madness with the rest of his discography. I highly recommend this album to be “experienced” at least once….. It’s kind of like LSD though…. Once you take the trip, you’re never the same again.

-BUG [Truth Lies In the Heart]