Hold onto your head—it just might roll. Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and renowned producer Danger Mouse released their collaborative album Lux Prima Friday, and you can stream it now below.
NASA doesn’t know it yet, but Saturn’s rings actually emit a frequency that sounds like the combined alchemy of Karen O’s ethereal rocker charm and Danger Mouse’s musical scrutiny. Sounding like the stuff of both dreams and silver screens, Lux Prima ushers the listener through intergalactic soundscapes and down the aisle of sky-high cathedrals, managing both haunt and whimsy in one take.
Consider “Ministry,” an otherworldly lullaby swelling with fullness and delicate guitar riffs. “Woman,” the album’s fourth track, heralds in a more raucous and Yeah Yeah Yeahs-reminiscent anthem of womanhood with stomping percussion guided by nearly tribal background vocals. “Leopard’s Tongue,” a bombastic and notably Jefferson Airplane-esque acid trip, offers a taste of the record’s overarching, cinematically psychedelic atmosphere.
The result of this dynamic duo? A long-time-coming match made in heaven. Or outer space. Take your pick.
You can stream Lux Prima via your service of choice here.