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by Mark Richardson

Published by Continuum 33 1/3


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"Released in October 1997, the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka was met with some critical praise and more general puzzlement. The album comes as four separate CDs intended for playback at the same time. Which means, of course, that four CD players are required. And four amps. And eight speakers. And at least four sets of hands to make them all go. Zaireeka requires several people to get together for the express purpose of listening to music; there's nothing to dance to and nothing to look at. It's almost quaint, really. There was a time when people sat together to listen to records; Zaireeka celebrates this disappearing moment."