Flying Lotus‘ much anticipated fourth album Until The Quiet Comes was released via Warp Records on October 2, 2012 and in commemoration of the album release date, the man himself Steve Ellison aka FlyLo took to his twitter to listen to the record in its entirety and live tweet his commentary on it throughout.
During the commentary Flylo shares a lot of interesting tidbits about his thought process, the recording process, and potential collaborations that never quite happened. And in the case you are reading this and haven’t heard this fantastic album we’re discussing; well, go buy/download it now! Seriously, do it! Not only is it one of the finest albums of the year but reading the commentary below will be much more interesting after doing so, trust me.
Anyways, on to the good stuff. I mindlessly copied, pasted, and exported his tweets so they read in a chronological order which you can see below. And if you want the true live experience start listening to Until The Quiet Comes right…………now! Just make sure to take exactly 48 minutes to slowly read through it haha. And here it goes:
If you’re interested in seeing the picture links from those last few tweets; well, don’t think I forgot those! First check out FlyLo’s iTunes picture of his ~60 considered tracks for the album, the other two pics follow after.
These are the extra album art selections FlyLo was talking about.
And this is the other album cover art he mentioned liking.
And if that wasn’t enough, Flying Lotus has been blowing minds on his recent Until The Quiet Comes tour (including mine at the Fox Theater) in support of his album…but not in the typical live way you might expect or be used to, with a new visuals team creating what he’s calling the “Layer 3” visual experience. Watch the video below to get a taste of what it feels like to get your mind blown.
And last but not least, Kahlil Joseph made a short film for Flying Lotus’ Until The Quiet Comes and I’ve also pasted that below for your viewing and listening pleasure.
So as you can see, in Flying Lotus’ case, a lot goes into planning, executing, promoting, and releasing a successful album of music.
……………………………………………………………………………………………..Wait, you’re still reading this? And you still want to consume more Flying Lotus related material? Ok, ok, fine. Here’s one last video (I mean it this time) that Pitchfork made following Flying Lotus around on tour in a little documentary called “Fly First”. Enjoy, and don’t forget to support Flying Lotus, especially if he comes to play live in your city!