17 Songs, 43 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
177 Ratings
177 Ratings
Orcasisla ,

An Alien Radio Transmission of Moody Brilliance

Flying Lotus' layered, cinematic beatscapes are timeless, resonant evocations of everything from '40's b&w film-noir to a late-'80's club crawl through a snow-glazed New York City to the multi-culti sprawl of Now. A wheezy, brilliantly wasted clatter clothes the melodies and sounds of a truly bittersweet, winsome epic. Easily Warp Records' best release in years. Stunning--get it!

greymorn ,

Flying Lotus proves he's at the top of his game

This release is excellent from start to finish. Rhymically, Flying Lotus has no equal and proves it track after track. Now we just need a full length FLYamSAM. ;)

cable4 ,

Don't be ignorant...This is good music

Flying lotus is defenately at the peak right now. some of the best beats ever made are on this album. best 9.99 youll ever spend. your ears will thank you.

About Flying Lotus

Experimental electronic music producer Flying Lotus, born Steven Ellison, is a grandson of songwriter Marilyn McLeod (the co-writer of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover"), as well as a great-nephew of pianist Alice Coltrane, and therefore a cousin of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Ellison made beats for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim network before releasing his debut full-length, 1983, which resembled the work of fellow avant-garde hip-hop producers Madlib, J Dilla, and Ammoncontact on Plug Research in 2006. Following the six-song EP Reset, he released his second full-length, Los Angeles, on Warp in 2008. A three-part series of satellite EPs consisting of remixes and additional productions trailed through the next year. Cosmogramma, his third and most complex album, was issued on the same label in 2010, while the relatively pared-down Until the Quiet Comes followed in 2012. The suite-like You're Dead!, on which he was joined by Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg, and Captain Murphy (Ellison's rapping alias), among others, came two years later. Ellison's considerable quantity of additional production and remix work is scattered across dozens of releases on revered labels such as Tectonic, Hyperdub, Ghostly International, and Ninja Tune -- the last of which is the distributor of his Brainfeeder label, home to releases by the likes of the Gaslamp Killer, Austin Peralta, Martyn, frequent collaborator Thundercat, and Taylor McFerrin. ~ Marisa Brown

Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 1983




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