Sunday, May 02, 2010

High Flying Lotus


WARP wonder Flying Lotus's third LP Cosmogramma is out of this world, full stop.
The LP by Flying Lotus, real name Steve Ellison, sees the Los Angeles-based producer knocking out 17 short and sweet nuggets of glitchy hip hop beats.
Floaty rather than thumping, these ethereal drums are have a forward-thinking, freeform feel, which choice live instrumentation lends a timeless jazz quality, while guests enlisted including moody Thom Yorke and soulful Thundercat to help Lotus take the sound in other unexpected directions.
A shape-shifting soundscape of unusual scope, Cosmogramma has the potential to grow into a classic - luckily for me it's going to take a lot of listening to decide whether it is or not.

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