Songs on LALA are the words of a succubus: part woman-part monster. Lala lives in a cave and sequesters herself to protect the world from her capacity for destruction. These songs exist within this cave, which is also a cage. The cave is dark and cold and very wet. She is a walking fireball and does not feel at home here.
I went searching for Lala's cave in a volcano and bathed in her flames. I was baptized in her spring and hung my clothes from her aerial roots. And now, you see there is no place for us: we are the owners, the bountiful, the master of the ground, the occupying dweller, and the queen of the corpse we haunt. Here human life is a reliquary.
I didn't write these songs with the intention of them being about Lala, or from her perspective. I only realized that they were after the fact.
released September 22, 2016
All songs written and performed by René Kladzyk
Produced by Jeremiah Meece
Recorded at Lone Pine Road Studios by Eli Winograd
Art by Dustin Senovic