LA Beat guru Flying Lotus, or for short, FlyLo, recently released his 4th studio album, Until the Quiet Comes, and one word sums it all up: Progression. The album is his finest work to date. “I just imagine this little kid floating on a beautiful king-size bed over the city at night, seeing all sorts of crazy stuff happening in the world - is what comes to mind for FlyLo on this album, as he told Pitchfork in an interview. And the sound is dreamy indeed. He Utilizes his jazz roots (his great aunt was Alice Contrane) and throws in everything from chimes to his trademark heavy drum work, his sound can sometimes seem cluttered to those unfamiliar with his work. However this album seems as one electronic and non electronic fans could get behind. With a laid back ambience, yet a strong sound, this is music you could hear pumping at an outdoor festival or at a local coffee shop. I was fortunate enough to catch FlyLo at this summer’s Pitchfork festival and at the Metro in Chicago on October 16th and i’ll say he the furthest thing from a press play artist. Not only does he play his remakes, but he blends his own songs into them, not only giving the audience something familiar yet new, but keeping them engaged. As an added bonus to his album, a short film by Kahlil Joseph was shot giving some insight into his vision and takes place in Lotus’s home city of LA, which is a consistent theme and inspiration in his music.
Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes Get Here
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