The Flaming Lips’ latest release is “Found A Star On The Ground,” a six-hour piece of music that was recorded during a four-week period in guitarist Steven Drozd’s Oklahoma City home studio. The song is slated for inclusion in the new package The Strobo Trip. The Lips recorded this experimental 360-minute track to raise money for local charities such as The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and The Academy of Contemporary Music at The University of Central Oklahoma. Through posts on Twitter and the groups official website, Wayne Coyne gave fans the opportunity to donate $100 to the charities and have their names appear somewhere in the song thanks to special guest vocalist Sean Lennon.
In addition to “Found A Star On The Ground,” the newly-developed “Strobo Trip Toy” will be included in the package in order to aid in the psychedelic experience.
“The Strobo Trip by itself is fascinating,” says Coyne. “I wouldn’t be a surprised to hear about some people taking LSD or something, while listening to “Found A Star On The Ground,” and playing with The Strobo Trip for hours and hours. We hope you’ll enjoy them anyway you like.”
Two more (shorter) songs—“Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die” and “Evil Minds” will also be included in the package. The Lips have raised approximately $20,000 in proceeds from this project, which will be split evenly between The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and The Academy Of Contemporary Music at The University of Central Oklahoma.
The Lips are also working on a 24-hour long song. Additional details can be found at www.flaminglips.com.