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Flying Lotus’ albums are events. They’re not issued with a mechanic regularity and they don’t subscribe to recognized formulae. For those prone to astral traveling and metaphysical introspection they are another piece of the puzzle. For those, let’s say more ‘conventional’ listeners, the records are grand and ghostly sweeping movements – the sort of ... Read more in Amazon's Flying Lotus Store

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  • Audio CD (3 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warp
  • ASIN: B003ATUFSK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Trippy 2010 album! Surrealist bass-beats 'n' live-performance fusion from the futurist LA maverick, on Warp. Cameo by Thom Yorke from Radiohead!

BBC Review

Timing dictated that when Flying Lotus, aka 26-year-old Californian producer Steve Ellison, announced himself to the wider world with breakthrough 2008 opus Los Angeles, all manner of lazy pigeonholing followed with depressing predictability.

Lumped in with the post-dubstep crowd at a time when the wonky sub-genre was being liberally applied to any oddities, he garnered numerous additional comparisons to sadly departed hip hop boardsmith extraordinaire J Dilla. Such categorisations sat uneasily then, particularly on the former count. With Cosmogramma, its title inspired by a misheard exclamation from Ellison's late jazz multi-instrumentalist aunt Alice Coltrane, he conspires to make a mockery of almost all parallels.

Dense, multi-layered and subtly orchestral to the point Ellison has dubbed it a "space opera", exploring Cosmogramma approaches, sonically at least, attempts to unravel the fabric of the universe itself. The burbling intent of intro-length opener Clock Catcher bleeds into basstronica odyssey Pickled!, the latter driven by four-string sensation Thundercat's finger-blurring fretwork, lending a manic tone that returns on Computer Face / Pure Being.

It can't fail to demand immediate attention, an interesting foreteller for an album that notches the tempo up from any prior danger of lolloping into future hip hop soundscape territory. Even ...And the World Laughs With You, a much-vaunted collaboration with Radiohead's ever-zeitgeist-riding leader Thom Yorke, zips along with relative alacrity. Cutting Yorke's familiarly paranoid strains into disorientating shapes, Ellison creditably sidesteps elevating the results to feature song status, instead abusing the vocal samples as merely another instrument in the mix.

Handling the thick ropes of bass that form Cosmogramma's sturdy spine, Thundercat's most integral contribution arrives with Mmmhmm. A sweet soulful number executed at almost ballad pace, it certainly demonstrates that Ellison's ear for the delicate is equally attuned, repeating the feat regularly during what follows.

Casual listeners beware: it's going to take several months absorbing such a shape-shifting record to fully comprehend its scope. Because in constantly mutating just when you begin to pin it down, drawing everything around in before rearranging atoms before your very eyes, Cosmogramma proves itself time and time again as mind-meltingly boundless as a black hole. --Adam Kennedy

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Oatsosimple on 11 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'm compelled to write this review in response not only to the damning review from C. Allen, but also to other people I know who say this album is difficult. This album from Flying Lotus does indeed traverse a wide variety of sounds and musical ideas and as such some may reasonably comprehend this as being 'messy'. He eschews standard song forms with refrains/repeats and instead tends towards a continuous evolution of diverse musical ideas. Los Angeles also had this sort of through-composed approach but what makes this album an altogether more challenging listening experience is primarily due to the broader palette of sounds in Cosmogramma. Examples are ping pong balls, scat singing, video game sounds, the harp, trademark Flying Lotus synth sounds and so on. My words can't really do it justice - listen to the first 30 seconds of the album ('Clock Catcher') and you''ll get the jist of what this album's about.

This album is a strong example of the new areas being chartered in music in the 21st century. You've got strongly varied, experimental drum beats and rhythmic sounds which could be compared with Aphex Twin, but strike me as more soulful/jazzy. But beyond that you have this sonic exploration which I strongly believe is one of the most exciting realms of musical innovation still open in music (classical, jazz, dance, all music). Flying Lotus is one of many documenting these explorations in his work, but what sets him apart is that he is wrapping it up within the dance/electronic music and jazz genres. There are many artists also working with sound and producing more experimental sounds but what Flying Lotus is doing in an album like this is cementing these experimentations into a more appetizing and exciting output.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Having recently reviewed the outstanding "Triangulation" by Paul Rose a.k.a Scuba which has taken dubstep into new directions not least of all a more mainstream audience it is a pleasure to move onto an equally challenging but rewarding listen in respect of Flying Lotus a.k.a. Steven Ellison the Californian jazz/hip hop fusionist whose new album "Cosmogramma" presents us with musical experimentation of the highest order. Think Ornette Coleman crossed with DJ Shadow and throw a bit of Sun Ra plus "Kid A" era Radiohead for good measure and that is just about in the descriptive ball park. It comes hot on the heals of Ellison's 2008 wonderful "Los Angeles" described by one Amazon reviewer as a mélange of samples, broken rhythms and analog loveliness. The critics lapped up this album of instrumental hip-hop, fiercely whacked drums and icy blues not least of all since Ellison's dear old auntie the multi jazz instrumentalist Alice Coltrane (the wife of John Coltrane) appeared on the album. While anyone with that surname deserves RESPECT she was an outstanding musician in her own right and graced us with her presence.

As for "Cosmogramma" let us start with a warning. If you like verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus avoid this like the plague. You will curse your purchase and write one star irate Amazon reviews questioning your wonderful reviewer's sanity which will undoubtedly feature the words "kings' new clothes" somewhere in the text. Alternatively if you do enjoy a challenging listen from ground-shaking bass loops to sampled ping pong balls (I kid you not) then this is the album for you. It is avant garde in parts but never unapproachable, while in other areas it is joyous and uplifting.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Che Canary on 8 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Maybe it's just me but I was little dissapointed by Cosmogramma, it seemed to lack the flow, continuity and direction of Los Angeles. It might be because I've been eagerly awaiting this release, something that I don't normally do. I just found that some of the tracks didn't seem to sit well with the others and I missed the earthy sound of Los Angeles which has been replaced with a more jazzy sound. I'm not saying don't buy it but don't expect to be amazed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Hijdra on 22 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
there is no one to help you through this album. It is demanding and in the end rewarding. dubstep like beats with sounds which sound like board of canada, a bit of autechre but most of all Flying Lotus unique sound, impressive stuff. Recoiled is defenitly one of the "hits" on the album, this track is dark and frighting and beautifull. Don't expect a beginning or an end, it's an experience within....
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As I type this I must of played this album 30-40 times so far since owning it. Its as perfect an album as you could hope for, varied and deep. It reveals layers on each and every play. Its a pure joy to own and listen to it. It's a huge 45 minute journey through so many different textures, styles and instrumentation it just dazzles.

However it is a mind-bending experience on the first play. In fact the first 4 or 5 tracks before Thom Yorke does his cameo are punishing to the un-initiated. Make it past this point and you will be rewarded, and on subsequent plays you will learn to love those opening tracks.

This is pretty much a perfect LP for me. Its not overly long, although at times I wish it would last twice that amount. How he condensed all of those ideas and sounds into 45 minutes is beyond my comprehension. If you are into music that rewards you every time you play it, this is for you, even if you don't quite get it the first time around. Adjust through time, and you will be wanting to press PLAY as soon as it finishes to listen to it again.

A 6 star LP.
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