Their latest lunar visitation finds London-based Italian duo Lilies on Mars’ cosmic trajectory on course to pass through our sound world shortly; its cosmic comet (lifted from the Autumn scheduled full-length Ago) heralded by the scouting satellite ‘Dancing Star’. A fondly, misty-eyed recall of an era obsessed with hopes of a futuristic space age, a time where electronic pops wide-eyed experimental innocence was still taking its first infant steps
Lilies On Mars were last found voyaging our way following the demurring delight that was ‘Dot to Dot’ via the Saint Marie imprint from which the track ‘Dream of Bees’ had us somewhat entranced and fondly imagining a cosmic refuelling point where both a youthful Broadcast and Stereolab could be viewed swapping fan notes.
‘Dancing Star’ manages to transmit from a point simultaneously out of time and space, both looking backwards and forwards. Unquestionably a distant relation to the Meek produced Tornados curio ‘Telstar’, albeit as though re-tweaked through a Silver Apples viewfinder and then melodically cooled by Uma. The sighing pulsar thrust powered ‘Dancing Star’ is a blissfully kissed slice of cruise controlling Kosmiche uber-pop, sending forth love notes from an unspecified solar outpost through the galactic slipstreams on vapour trailing ice cream vans.
Lilies on Mars headline the Lexington in London Friday 26th of June.