how will we know?
Back then - the record hit the shelves in 1997 - it seemed that Wayne Coyne had definitely lost the plot, especially because the music contained in "Zaireeka" was distinctively awkward, even by the Lips' odd standards. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, it looks like this album was a decisive step in their musical development, which was crowned by the fantastic "Yoshimi battles the pink robots", their most accomplished record yet.
Anyway, back to "Zaireeka": technology is a wonderful thing and now you no longer need four stereos to play it properly. So go forth and enjoy a stereo mix of the sixth track of "Zaireeka", the rather good - yet maddening - "How will we know? (Futuristic crashendos)".
Here's what Wayne himself had to say about this track:
CAUTION: CDs No.1, No.3, and No.4 contain extremely high and low frequencies that can cause a person to become disoriented, confused, or nauseated. Each speaker contains a high and low frequency. CD No.1’s frequencies are 20hz and 14khz. CD No.3’s frequencies are 10hz and 14khz. CD No.4 contains 7hz and 10khz. These tracks should NOT be listened to repeatedly at high volume. Make sure infants are out of listening range. This track should not be listened to while driving. CD No.2 contains the “ear friendly” part of the composition, it has a normal frequency range…The reference for this song is the untrue urban myth that goes something along these lines: “being exposed to extremely high and low frequencies at high volumes for extended periods of time has some strange psychological side effects – though their hearing was temporarily impaired, the participants reported feeling as if they could predict the future”..?