Alexis Madrigal provides some context:
The Flaming Lips are known for odd musical experiments. They once released a four-CD album that required four separate players to experience. Then there were the boombox experiments that accompanied it.
Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’ve released a 12-part smartphone symphony on YouTube called “Two Blobs Fucking.” When I watched the instructional video, it felt like a challenge I had to try. And I knew that Harriett Beecher Stowe and the other founding editors would be proud if we could harness The Atlantic’s forces for this important performance.
Well, the technology has caught up to Zaireeka, sorta.