Compulsion Songs is the 3rd album from Carlisle-s The Lucid Dream. the album is produced alongside long/time collaborator Ross Halden *Ghost Town Studios, Leeds(. Recent single Bad Texan *the first work from the album unveiled via 12- vinyl in March this year( sees the band move into dancefloor meets Krautrock. The Krautrock&kosmiche groove is also present alongside new/wave in the 2/part opus Nadir&Epitaph. 21st Century is quite appropriately the nearest the band get to a protest song, a 2/minute white noise&garage&rockabilly blast, inspired by a heavy dose of Beastie Boys listening. Elsewhere, the bustling of The Emptiest Place is Morricone meets 60s L.A, Stormy Waters bows to the melodies of The Stone Roses&The Byrds, warping them with a sinister twist in the vein of Spiritualized. The album's showpiece however comes via the 8/minute space/dub of I-m A Star In My Own Right, as the band hit a full on Kingston, Jamaica dub&groove, set as it is to contorting, reverb/fueled passages.