Ethan Smith
November 14, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Zaireeka

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Warner Bros.
genre
Rock

We gave it an A

THE FLAMING LIPS Taking their loopily expansive psychedelic-pop vision to a new extreme, the Oklahoma quartet has placed the various components of Zaireeka‘s eight songs onto four CDs, ideally to be played simultaneously on four separate stereos. The effect — assuming you own four stereos, or know several Lips fans — is enthrallingly huge. Instruments, voices, and sound effects careen dizzyingly around the room, cropping up in strange and novel ways. Whether human anatomy is equipped to handle octophonic sound is anyone’s guess. A

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