Release date
13 Oct 2009
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
70:21

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Convinced of the Hex 3:56 98,215
2 The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine 4:10 89,277
3 Evil 5:38 80,838
4 Aquarius Sabotage 2:10 77,399
5 See the Leaves 4:24 77,088
6 If 2:04 74,254
7 Gemini Syringes 3:41 65,598
8 Your Bats 2:35 70,749
9 Powerless 6:58 69,144
10 The Ego's Last Stand 5:40 65,032
11 I Can Be A Frog 2:14 50,756
12 Sagittarius Silver Announcement 2:59 64,200
13 Worm Mountain 5:22 62,857
14 Scorpio Sword 2:01 59,746
15 The Impulse 3:29 61,253
16 Silver Trembling Hands 3:59 70,801
17 Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast 3:44 48,504
18 Watching the Planets 5:17 53,511

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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