Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
Let's cut the bullshit: May is going to be a huge month for new music. People are rightly circling the entire month on their calendars, frothing at the mouth in expectation of all of the quality releases due in the next 30 or so days.
Los Angeles' DJ/producer/electronic music impresario Steven Ellison, a.k.a. Flying Lotus, kicks off in strong fashion with his new album Cosmogramma.
The Guardian: "A cosmogram depicts the known limits of the universe, something Steven Ellison, who works as Flying Lotus, seems determined to take a musical tour of. Using the bass and beats of his 2008 album Los Angeles as his launch pad, Flying Lotus launches into new territories; P-funk, nu-yorica and house. Add in a dabbling in the spirit of free jazz and one might expect this album to be a wilfully discordant aural trial. But it turns out to be quite the opposite. The parts may be disparate but they are made to submit to an abiding mood of vivacity and sunniness. Adding to the sense of harmony is a graceful movement between parts and songs that's abetted by harpist Rebekah Raff, the one recurring element and a nod to the greatest influence on this album, Flying Lotus's aunt."
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