Right, I tell you what! I’m seething with anger. My mate is getting married, and he’s only asked his brother to be his best man. What the hell is that? What about all those nights we spent together running through fields of wheat, Kevin? Does that not mean anything any more?! Wait, what’s this? Cozm & Naught with Lemonhead? Now, this I like. Forget Kevin.
Cozm & Naught, much like the duo Ant & Dec, are a pairing made in the stars themselves. Their ambition is to put the audience in “a different headspace than they would usually be in from day to day, or even five seconds ago”. Well, the experimental music they have produced with Lemonhead has 100% achieved this goal. The song feels innovative – both somehow structured and chaotic. I feel like I’ve been plugged into the Matrix and this is the track for the loading screen, green numbers darting about like ants. Let’s go down the rabbit hole together, ladies and gents.
At under three minutes, Lemonhead feels like a song that could go on and on, and I’d still be captivated five hours deep. It’s not just supposed to be a tune; it’s designed to be a feeling and a mindset, travelling into the world of Cozm & Naught. I close my eyes and listen again, this time picturing an astronaut playing this while floating about in the vast and constant openness of space. Cozm & Naught profess that they “traversed strange realms” with this track, and it’s easy to see why. This is experimental brilliance defined.
Cozm & Naught, how you came up with Lemonhead, I have no idea. I often mix lots of spices and Vicks VapoRub into a pot with boiling water and inhale it to try to achieve enlightenment, but they are five steps ahead of the game. I’m eager to see what they have next for us.
Lemonhead is out tomorrow. Listen to it now on Independent Music News!