Album Stream: Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma

You need to listen to Flying Lotus' newest album Cosmogramma right now
You need to listen to Flying Lotus' newest album Cosmogramma right now

As first seen on Pitchfork, Cosmogramma -- the new album from DJ extraordinaire Flying Lotus -- is available as a full album stream at Flying Lotus' (FlyLo for the hip kids) MySpace.

The Japanese retail of the album -- as well as a one-track, promo CD-R -- hit the internet roughly a week ago, much to the delight of many (myself included).

Cosmogramma has quickly leapt into the discussion for the year's best albums, and I can safely say that such praise is completely warranted. Flying Lotus (née Steven Ellison) has managed to craft his most ambitious and accessible album yet -- with a little help from guest artists including Laura Darlington, Thundercat and Thom Yorke.

Cosmogramma is due out on Warp May 4. Tracklisting is as follows:

01 - Clock Catcher
02 - Pickled!
03 - Nose Art
04 - Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 - Zodiac Shit
06 - Computer Face//Pure Being
07 - ..And The World Laughs With You ft. Thom Yorke
08 - Arkestry
09 - Mmmhmm ft.Thundercat
10 - Do The Astral Plane
11 - Satelllliiiiiteee
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

For my money, "Computer Face//Pure Being," "Mmmhmm" and "Do The Astral Plane" are the early standouts on the album -- but it's pretty pointless to pick favorites on an album that is as solid, front to back, as Cosmogramma

Don't take my word for it -- head on over to Flying Lotus' MySpace and hear for yourself.

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