- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Warp Records
- ASIN: 5557407944
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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I've not heard anything like it. I very much like it and I implore you to buy it!
How this album proved me wrong. On reading a couple of positive reviews comparing his to prefuse 73, who is a personal favourite, and claiming that he was 'inspiring a new generation of warp-heads', i bought the album and am thoroughly gratefully i did.
The mix of inventive percussion, skipping glitchy beats, synth patterns, and hints of vocals really comes together, and is bound together by some really slick and beautiful production, which elevates him above most of his contemporaries in my opinion. He has not been bound by the trademark 'warp' sound, and has crafted one entirerly of his own.
On first listens the album seemed a tad samey or the tracks indistinguishable, but that feeling is soon done away with on multiple listens, and each track is revealed to have it's own layers, feel, and rhythm, as this is very much a rhythmic, percussive album. Also, the work seems cohesive, rounded, and together, which is to Flying Lotus's credit, as the tracks merge into each other seemlessly.
Overall; a contender for album of the year, and highly recommended.
For those who don't know, this is an instrumental hip hop record that evokes the beats of Roots Manuva and Red Snapper, but it's about 10 times more interesting than both of them. The range of sounds and the way they're blended together is gorgeous, danceable, and avant garde. There are elements of glitch on there, and in that respect it recalls the work of Oval, although it is still firmly lodged in the hip hop sphere.
You have to listen to it to understand how transcendently brilliant this record is, and preferably do it on a good pair of headphones.
Fortunately I took the plunge and bought the album, as when listened to in it's entirety they all work very well together. I would actually say that this album works better than Cosmogramma, given that more tracks are allowed to form their own flow before mutating into something else. As such, I'd probably recommend this as a newcomer's first entry point into Flying Lotus. If you like groundbreaking beats you should find a lot to love in this album.
I lowered myself to the floor and pressed the disc to my cheek; it was unnaturally cool. Disorientated and confused I lay there, paralysed, as an almighty cacophony broke about my person. Jangling, bitter, discordant and utterly beautiful, I wept like a child until it past and dusk once again settled its mantle of calm about my shoulders.
For this reason, the fact that I own no other possessions and to combat the dreadful low-frequency throb that fills my soul when I am not awarding marks to things, I give this object five stars.
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Not sure I recieved this. "You're dead" is a pretty good alblum though.Published 22 months ago by Mr M H Kaleel
Presumably the added crackle plays well for those who choose to sport an ironic full-facial-fungus, and purport to have always preferred the holy !!VINYL!! Read more