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Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma - Downtempo IDM Future Jazz 2LP

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Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Label: Warp Records
Catalog#: WARPLP195
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: UK
Released: 03 May 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Future Jazz, Instrumental, IDM, Hip Hop, Downtempo, Experimental


A1 Clock Catcher
Harp - Rebekah Raff
A2 Pickled!
Bass - Thundercat
A3 Nose Art
A4 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
Bass - Thundercat
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Strings - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Vocals - Niki Randa
A5 Zodiac Shit
Bass - Thundercat
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Strings - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
A6 Computer Face//Pure Being

B1 ...And The World Laughs With You
Bass - Thundercat
Vocals [Featuring], Written-by [Co-written] - Thom Yorke
B2 Arkestry
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Saxophone [Tenor] - Ravi Coltrane
B3 MmmHmm
Bass, Vocals [Featuring], Written-by [Co-written] - Thundercat

C1 Do The Astral Plane
Strings - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Trumpet - Todd Simon
C2 Satelllliiiiiiiteee
Bass - Thundercat
Keyboards - Dorian Concept
C3 German Haircut
Drums - Richard Eigner
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Saxophone [Tenor] - Ravi Coltrane
C4 Recoiled
Harp - Rebekah Raff

D1 Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
Bass, Vocals - Thundercat
Keyboards - Low Leaf
D2 Drips//Auntie's Harp
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Strings - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
D3 Table Tennis
Guitar - Brian Martinez
Vocals [Featuring], Written-by [Co-written] - Laura Darlington
D4 Galaxy In Janaki
Bass - Thundercat
Harp - Rebekah Raff
Strings - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

When global bass music matriarch Mary Anne Hobbs recently told The Fader “Flying Lotus, for me, is like the Hendrix of his generation” it seemed more then an audacious opinion, and with the arrival of Cosmogramma, it's revealed as a revelation. In the past couple of years, Flying Lotus has grown into the position of being far more than a producer, he has helped materialize a far-reaching strain of musical ideology that has encompassed not only a global family of like-minded artists, but also a nearly infinite palate of planetary (and interplanetary) sonics.

Looking back, his full-length Warp debut, Los Angeles appears to be much more of a mission statement than a simple introduction – laying the foundation for a field on which an entire generation of artists would soon be playing. While that album was an introspective, moody travelogue through the Californian metropolis, it certainly hinted at Flying Lotus’ inclination to expand his sound beyond terrestrial means.

As you may deduce from the title of his latest opus, he’s 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.

People speak about ‘important’ albums all the time, but rarely is it so apparent that person behind them is following their own, chosen path – Flying Lotus is one of those precious few artists. When one is presented with an invitation for space travel, it’s not something to pass up.

Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane

One of the best tracks on Cosmogramma indeed, and to think this almost didn't make the cut! Shoutout to Miguel Atwood-Ferguson for his incredible string arrangement!

i love the vibe of this song so much, its great to party to, i think flying lotus really does make the best music in the world

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma ALBUM REVIEW

Flying Lotus - MmmHmm music video (taken from Cosmogramma)

this is real art

Flying Lotus - Galaxy In Janaki

YES! The weird little bleeps you hear in the beginning of the track are sampled from Miguel Atwood Ferguson's "Great Galactic". Flylo also sampled the strings that you hear come in at 1:07 from Great Galactic as well. Here is a link to the sample: /watch?v=gpn5EJyOwyU. In Great Galatic, the sample of the weird background noises come in at 6:20 and Flying Lotus sampled the strings that come in at 7:05. Took me 3 years to find that sample LOL.

Flying Lotus - ...And The World Laughs With You

Props for expressing yourself not caring if you look like a fool. I admire that

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 October, 2010.

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