The songs were just sitting there - David Osborne and Jerry Mavec in their Hoboken, New Jersey studio had created a set of clever, is it pop? songs and needed a singer. Enter Lucida. The words find meaning somewhere out in space. They make you think. They make you wonder. The tunes don't hit you, they crawl under the skin. The production is simple but all in how they use their influences - Ornette Coleman - if he could play guitar, The Aphex Twin if he could play bass, Sandy Denny is she was Dusty Springfield - that makes this interesting. Is this a new kind of POP? Lucida - we don't know her last name - sings like an angel. She gets to the soul of these songs and gives them life. As for the musicians - by way of the UK (David) and Flint, MI (Jerry) - they spent their youth listening to as much stuff as possible and then turned that into their own kind of noise. They started The Flexibles - punk/funk Detroit at it's finest - and ended up at Lucida. It's latin for light you know? So what do you get? You get 'up off the floor' dance songs like 'Groove Love'; you get 'Being Digital' - have you ever laid on the grass and looked at the stars? This is what that sounds like. You get her duet with David-Gwyn Jones from The Davids on 'Once in your life'; you get the space-folk music of 'different world'. You get alot.
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