Flying Lotus

I guess this could be considered a music i cant get out of my head post , but really i just wanted to talk about Flying Lotus, that said some of his tunes have been stuck in my head for a while now.
Flying Lotus (né Steven Ellison) is a hip-hop music producer, disc jockey, and laptop musician from Winnetka, California.Nephew to American jazz artist, Alice Coltrane, Ellison comes from a pretty impressive background and throughout his work it is possible to hear both his hiphop influences and the jazz styles along with other genres including Brazilian and electronica. His hip hop beats are unique for their hazy, ambient sound, while his percussion is purposefully slightly off time, creating a messier, more organic atmosphere.

His debut album, 1983, was released on Plug Research Records in 2006.
He signed to Warp Records in 2007,and released the six-track Reset EP in the same year. And last month released his follow-up album titled Los Angeles.
talking about his new album he had this to say
"Los Angeles is a special place to me for obvious reasons, but for the majority of my life, I hated living here,I only realized that by leaving and being able to check out new places, new vibes, and to chill with different folks.With my projects, I try to have a visual narrative happening. I like the idea of my albums being movies"

The album its self has moments of of absolute brilliance spread across this long awaited 17 track album, and its those tracks that refuse to settle comfortably into any recognizable genre. As a whole the album is pretty much seamless and it seems like he has spent a lot of time on the tracks giving a richness to the sound is seems like not one note or beep or crackly is out of place.

Had a bit of trouble picking a track to play off the album but i decided on two track off the album , the last two track as well (lot more i wanted to post like gng bng and Roberta Flack feat.dolly) the first features Gonja Sufi and the second features Daedelus' longtime collaborator and wife Laura Darlington.The tracks are somewhere along the lines of trip-hop or downtempo, similar to Portishead, but more ambient and soulful.

MP3>Flying Lotus Testament (feat Gonja Sufi)

MP3>Flying Lotus - Auntie's Lock/Infinitum (feat Laura Darlington)

Flying Lotus interview

Flying Lotus myspace

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