Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flying Lotys - Cosmogramma (2010)

Steven Ellison A.K.A Flying Lotus has done it all, when it comes to genres he's been all over the place and it's hard to stick with one particular style in witch he's more comfortable. But if one thing we can agree on, he sees this era as a computerized Nintendo one, that's why not only his music is made on a computer, but he also does experimentation all the time with 8-bit sounds. He's considered a hip hop producer and a hip hop artist but really he's not what a pre conceived notion of an artist of this genre should be, there is always a little bit more to look in him.

This LP is no exception of this point of view, but he doesn't stick with the hip hop beats as much as he did before, he's sound is progressing to a more forward perspective, he nails the fusion of jazz, hip hop, intelligent dance music and Nintendo sounds, there are a lot of ethereal moments in here and its mostly instrumental but the playing with voices is precise and opportune. This sort of ambient sound was not usual in Flying Lotus creations until now and he nails it beautifully.

There is not a song structure in any of the tracks, its all about sound, experimentation with a lot of rhythms and playing with strange territory transforming it into brilliant ideas that can become into a more traditional way of making music when used by other artists. It’s an album for people that make albums, there are interesting collaborations like Thom Yorke or Laura Darlington (from The Long Lost).

This Album gives you a little bit of everything and its perfect for people that like sound sampling and just enjoy sitting down and listening to sound trying to figure out where all of it came of.


1. Clock Catcher
2. Pickled!
3. Nose Art
4. Intro//a Cosmic Drama
5. Zodiac Shit
6. Computer Face//pure Being
7. ...and The World Laughs With You Ft. Thom Yorke
8. Arkestry
9. Mmmhmm Ft.thundercat
10. Do The Astral Plane
11. Satelllliiiiiiiteee
12. German Haircut
13. Recoiled
14. Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
15. Drips//auntie's Harp
16. Table Tennis Ft. Laura Darlington
17. Galaxy In Janaki

Rate: 8/10

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