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Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma

Cosmogramma
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Catno

WARPLP195

Formats

2x Vinyl LP Album

Country

UK & US

Release date

May 3, 2010

As you may deduce from the title of his latest opus, Steven Ellison - aka Flying Lotus - done just that. Not only has an entirely new range of sounds been unlocked by our intrepid astral traveler, but every genre touchstone associated with his name has been merged into a self-described "space opera."

Seamless in execution and too wide in scope to properly describe, it is the authentic embodiment of his unique musical heritage. The spirit of his famed aunt, Alice Coltrane permeates the record, notably in the powerful collaborations with relative Ravi Coltrane, bass virtuoso Thundercat and the brilliant harp prodigy, Rebekah Raff.

Certainly these are further reaches into a musical space that Flying Lotus had hitherto been exploring, however other collaborators such as Erykah Badu and Outkast string arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and guest vocalists Thom Yorke and a returning Laura Darlington (featured on Los Angeles' epic closing track 'Inifinitum') help deliver 'Cosmogramma' to dizzying new heights.

All this name-dropping, however, is not to detract from the genius of the wizard-like figure behind it all. The most powerful aspect of FlyLo's output has always been it's ability to communicate his boundless love and enthusiasm for music in all it's forms and that is what is boldly on display here.

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A1

Clock Catcher

1:12

A2

Pickled!

2:14

A3

Nose Art

1:57

A4

Intro//A Cosmic Drama

1:16

A5

Zodiac Shit

2:43

A6

Computer Face//Pure Being

2:33

B1

...And The World Laughs With You

2:56

B2

Arkestry

2:50

B3

MmmHmm

3:53

C1

Do The Astral Plane

4:22

C2

Satelllliiiiiiiteee

3:49

C3

German Haircut

1:56

C4

Recoiled

3:37

D1

Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph

2:47

D2

Drips//Auntie's Harp

2:09

D3

Table Tennis

3:01

D4

Galaxy In Janaki

2:17

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