Los Angeles’ woozy beat maker supreme Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus is readying his third full length album, Cosmogramma (see album art above) which will be released on May 4, 2010 on Warp Records (pushed back from an originally fitting planned 4/20/10 release date).
In a fairly recent interview with Pitchfork, FlyLo explained in his own words that, “Cosmogramma is basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell” and that he was turned on to the word when he heard it used in one of his aunt’s (Alice Coltrane) discourses. FlyLo has also gone on to say that, “I know without a doubt that this album (Cosmogramma) IS my best creative work thus far”. And if that’s not enough to get you excited, the 17 tracked album (check out the tracklist below) also features a guest appearance by none other than Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
So, while we are all salivating to hear some of these new tunes (especially the Yorke collab), you can pacify yourself by checking out some new unreleased non-Cosmogramma tunes on Flying Lotus’ myspace.
In addition, Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder has released “A Decade of Flying Lotus” mixed by The Gaslamp Killer, which includes a bunch of unreleased tracks spanning FlyLo’s ten years of making beats and heads knock. It’s a quality mix that is definitely worth your ear’s time and it’s FREE! So go and get your download on already.
01 Clock Catcher
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 …And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
12 German Haircut
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie’s Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki