Release date
13 Oct 2009
Running length
18 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Convinced of the Hex 3:56 100,820
2 The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine 4:10 92,116
3 Evil 5:38 83,141
4 Aquarius Sabotage 2:10 79,367
5 See the Leaves 4:24 79,072
6 If 2:04 76,075
7 Gemini Syringes 3:41 67,231
8 Your Bats 2:35 72,414
9 Powerless 6:58 70,893
10 The Ego's Last Stand 5:40 66,686
11 I Can Be A Frog 2:14 63,800
12 Sagittarius Silver Announcement 2:59 65,728
13 Worm Mountain 5:22 64,494
14 Scorpio Sword 2:01 61,110
15 The Impulse 3:29 62,792
16 Silver Trembling Hands 3:59 72,773
17 Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast 3:44 49,662
18 Watching the Planets 5:17 64,762

About this album

Embryonic is the twelfth studio album by experimental rock band The Flaming Lips released on October 13, 2009 on Warner Bros.[1] It is the first double album to be released by the band, announced during an interview with the band’s frontman Wayne Coyne,

Somewhere along the way it occurred to me that we should do a double album… Just this idea that you can weave a couple of themes into there and you can sprawl a little bit.[2]

Several other artists made contributions to various tracks on the album. German mathematician Dr. Thorsten Wörmann contributed to the track “Gemini Syringes”, psychedelic rock band MGMT contributed to the song “Worm Mountain”, and Karen O (lead singer of the alternative rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs) contributed to the songs “I Can Be a Frog” and “Watching the Planets.”[3] Karen O’s contributions were recorded by Wayne Coyne over the phone.

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