Flying Lotus - Los Angeles - 2008 Downtempo Electronic Jazz Hip Hop - Sealed 2LP

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Flying Lotus - Los Angeles


Label: Warp Records
Catalog#: WARPLP165
Format: 2 x Vinyl, 12", Album, 33 1/3; RPM, Gatefold
New

2014 reissue

Country: UK
Released: 09 Jun 2008
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Instrumental, Experimental

Tracklist

A1 Brainfeeder 1:32
A2 Breathe . Something/Stellar STar 3:21
A3 Beginners Falafel 2:28
A4 Camel 2:23
A5 Melt! 1:45


B1 Comet Course 3:02
B2 Orbit 405 0:44
B3 Golden Diva 4:02
Producer [Ad. Production] - MatthewDavid
B4 Riot 4:02


C1 GNG BNG 3:39
Co-producer - Gaslamp Killer, The
C2 Parisian Goldfish 3:01
C3 Sleepy Dinosaur 1:56
C4 RobertaFlack 3:08
Producer [Ad. Production] - Byron The Aquarius , Samiyam
Vocals [Featuring] - Dolly


D1 SexSlaveShip 2:14
Producer [Ad. Production] - MatthewDavid
D2 Auntie's Harp 0:56
D3 Testament 2:29
Vocals [Featuring] - Gonja Sufi*
D4 Auntie's Lock/Infinitum 2:45
Vocals [Featuring] - Laura Darlington


Credits
Artwork By [D/ad] - Build
Artwork By [Sculpture] - Commenwealth
Mastered By - Daddy Kev
Photography [P] - Timothy Saccenti
Producer, Engineer - Flying Lotus
Notes
℗ 2008 Warp Records Limited
© 2008 Warp Records Limited
Made in EU


FlyLo makes no attempt to disguise his influences or history. A self described member of "the Nintendo generation," this record is teeming with glitchy blips and beeps that evoke the 8-bit classics, but they're drenched in swirling synth lines and chopped apart beyond recognition. I would like to resist mentioning that he's the grand-nephew of Alice Coltrane, but his clear affinity for jazz arrangements (and relentless defiance of genre restrictions) almost forces my hand, whether it was derived from his relatives or not.

Los Angeles strikes a perfect balance between establishing a consistent (dank) sound, while never growing tiresome. Think London-based dubstep artist Burial with hip-hop leanings and a lot more variation. Colorful synthetic swirls, drum breaks, and vocal samples fall into a cinematic groove on every track, only to be deconstructed again (often in less than three minutes).

drawing from its influences and predecessors to create something in between glitch, hip hop, and free jazz. More One Word Extinguisher than Donuts, moreMadvillainy than Beauty & The Beat , Flying Lotus puts together a variety of contemporary hip hop styles to create a swirling mix of fuzz, beats, and melody.

Established melodies reconstruct into minimalist beats, beats get thrown into the sounds of space.

Track like "Comet Course" take fuzzed out downtempo and evolve them into the glitch of "Orbit 405" (which really sounds like things in orbit),

the R&B of "Roberta Flack" shakes its way into the simplicty of "Auntie's Lock/Infintum."

The record is consistent in its deconstruction and reconstruction, never letting the moment get too organic or human. Is that supposed to be like the city it's named after? Possibly.

This is one of the standout albums of 2008.


Flying Lotus - Los Angeles


when the image appears, focus completely only on the letters, when the screen fades to white, you get a perfect 'positive' image of flylo...works best if all the lights are out, have your screen maximized,


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Flying Lotus - GNG BNG )

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Flying Lotus "Roberta Flack (feat. Dolly)" @ Coachella 2010

the opening song is breathe something/stellar star laid over with vocals from a song i dont know. then he drops melt! at :57 seconds. from there on i dont know but damn is it ill. i was lucky enough to see the whole thing

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flying lotus - GNG BNG - Parisian Goldfish - los angeles - zentuji

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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Warp Records
Color Black