Local Record Review: 'Flux' by Lucidiom
San Clemente always seems like the kind of place where there should be some sort of wasted-and-groovy garage psych band at work -- call it the mix of surfers and San Onofre. Plus there's the whole legacy of OC legends like Fu Manchu and Nebula, so Lucidiom kicking off their debut album with a song called "South County Outlaws" seems appropriate enough. (As is having an instrumental called "End of the Road" that ends with a car crash and weird voices.)
It's all enjoyable enough, though, in its relative lack of surprise -- an assembling of pleasant parts into a new shape with some sharp touches that recur throughout (the various deeper harmony parts from Dominic Fontana backing Haycraft, as on "Taking Chances" or "Late Nite Heroes"; Larry Hutchison's understated flair on drum parts without indulging in solos). And there's gotta be a bit of knowing humor at work calling one song "Antidote," after all.
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