Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

This album is something special because it's really difficult to describe the music Flying Lotus does and after reading this post and maybe getting yourself the album, you'll still be surprised about what you are hearing.

His real name is Steven Ellison and he grew up with alot of musical influence coming from all sides, being related to the famous jazz muscian, Coltrane. His music knows no boundaries and he combines HipHop, instrumental beats, jazz, electronic music in general and ethnic/world music creating a universe of melodies and tunes. As for the vocals he uses these strange sounding samples. I guess most of those are from old jazz classics. It may take some time to get used to this, but it's worth it!

"Los Angeles" is my favorite album from this guy, who got really popular with the release of his new album "Cosmogramma" (featuring guests like Thom Yorke of Radiohead). He also works as a producer for artists like Gonjasufi and has almost established a new genre with his music (with people like Tokimonsta, Teebs or Nosaj Thing almost doing the same thing he does).

Listen to if you enjoy: J Dilla, Madlib, Prefuse 73, Daedelus, Instrumental music in general


It doesn't make much sense posting a song as an example, because the album is clearly not a collection of singles but made for listening through the whole thing.
Still, here's one track from "Los Angeles" (one of the more funky ones):

26 comments:

  1. Nice music video they sound great.

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  2. Almost euphoric, Loving the album cover aswell.

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  3. didn't know this, thanks for the recommendation

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  4. Now this was good, thanks for sharing

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  5. i liked the track. considering listening to the whole thing. cheers!

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  6. great sound, going to check them out

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  7. I could never understand this music

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  8. I really like the track in the video, I'll have to check them out!

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  9. Always looking for new music, cheers :)

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  10. Really nice to know more about them

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  11. the drums really make this song

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  12. yeah flo lo is dope, i might make a mix sometime soon with some fly lo on it, like a more mellow mix. you can really hear the same synth used in cosmogramma on parisian goldfish! following

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  13. I just can't stop listening to this and the N Jaar fellow.

    Great posts, mate.

    Keep it up

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  14. Another good music blog. Thanks!

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  15. Great music,keep up the excellent content!

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  16. nice tune, thanks for sharing. following ;)

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  17. It really is hard to describe it, lol.

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  18. This is really really good! Thanks for introducing me to some good new music!

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  19. Why Ache of the Ear? My ears don't ache after listening to this music

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  20. Ill make sure to check this out man, cheers

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