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|1. All In|
|2. Getting There (Feat. Niki Randa)|
|3. Until the Colours Come|
|5. Tiny Tortures|
|6. All the Secrets|
|7. Sultan's Request|
|8. Putty Boy Strut|
|9. See Thru to U (Feat. Erykah Badu)|
|10. Until the Quiet Comes|
|11. DMT Song (Feat. Thundercat)|
|12. The Nightcaller|
|13. Only If You Wanna|
|14. Electric Candyman (Feat. Thom Yorke)|
|15. Hunger (Feat. Niki Randa)|
|16. Phantasm (Feat. Laura Darlington)|
|17. Me Yesterday//corded|
|18. Dream to Me|
Until the Quiet Comes is amazing for different reasons. For one, it’s much more accessible than its predecessor, though it contains glitches typical of a Flying Lotus recording, with booming bass drums supplanted by edgy synths. But while his previous work is bright and bouncy, this set is ambient and nocturnal. It’s a wistful journey through a mystical dream world that only he could construct.
And he seems quite comfortable there. After Cosmogramma was snubbed in 2010’s Grammy category for Best Electronic/Dance album, Lotus called the awards process “a joke” on Twitter. Surely, he had a right to be disturbed, since the album was an all-in effort. Maybe that’s why Until the Quiet Comes is so streamlined. While traces of anxiety remain, there’s an overriding sense of tranquillity permeating this record.
Take a song like Getting There, for instance. It carries the percussive knock of a hip hop tune without the rhymes; instead, guest vocalist Niki Randa hums angelically amongst the track’s twinkling chimes.
Such ambience continues on See Thru to U and its rousing backdrop: tribal drums and cymbals merge with Erykah Badu’s atmospheric moans. The results are strikingly celestial.
Other songs are closer to Earth. The Nightcaller is a straightforward breakbeat drenched in California gloss. Putty Boy Strut, with its electronic handclaps and computerized squeaks, is a videogame instrumental fit for a Legend of Zelda remake.
And then there’s Phantasm and its hauntingly disjointed procession. Here, Ellison fuses strings, electric keys, and fluttering bass with vocalist Laura Darlington’s delightful sighs.
The outcome is an otherworldly excursion through our deepest states of unconsciousness. For a person so sonically inclusive, Until the Quiet Comes further catapults Ellison into the cosmos and away from all things terrestrial. He’s the king of his domain, and there is no runner-up.
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I can't claim to understand this album but it sounds like nothing else I've heard. Hugely rewarding repeat listening. RecomendedPublished 17 months ago by Ed Newsome
The promo track was the most amazing track I have heard in a long time. Turns out to be a sample of all the best bits in the album and no the promo track is not on the album... Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2012 by Richard J. Copley
Thank you! The album came in good speed, good quality and the product itself is a great listen, although not consistently strong, nothing to be faulted here!Published on 29 Nov. 2012 by Mr. J. Gaisie