The Lightning Bug Situation’s new LP A Leaf: A Stream at times feels like a bedroom-indie, American interpretation of early ’70s piano driven Pink Floyd, all gauzy and wrapped in some sort of cotton psychedelic headspace. Or, as one of their fans noted, in a parrelel universe it could have been the soundtrack to director Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris. A sound often attempted, but rarely executed so well.
The Lightning Bug Situation is the nom de plume for San Francisco musician & songwriter Brian Miller when he’s not contributing to his main gig, The Speakers. Throughout the 15 songs (50 minutes) the album interweaves electronic ambient textures with organic traditional instrumentation creating a seamless flow that is occasionally augmented by the voices of Miller’s family (a la Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon). Great stuff.
MP3: The Lightning Bug Situation :: Under Your Jacket
MP3: The Lightning Bug Situation :: Topher’s Last Song
MP3: The Lightning Bug Situation :: Iraqi Man And Baby Daughter
Purchase: The Lightning Bug Situation – A Leaf: A Stream