It’s a record thought of by its progenitor – Steven Ellison, AKA Flying Lotus or even FlyLo – as “a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies”. That might not come as a surprise to fans of 2011′s widely acclaimed Cosmogramma (the result, in part, of Ellison taking the powerful hallucinogenic DMT shortly after his mother’s death, as he told the Observer at the time).
Does this new Flying Lotus album mark a further journey into inner space? It certainly sees Ellison straying further from his hip-hop roots and into … jazzier territory (but then given he’s related to the late John and Alice Coltrane, this figures). Plus, do his guests – including Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu – add weight to proceedings?
You decide. And let us know what you think in the thread below.
In April, the Flaming Lips released a Record Store Day collaborative double vinyl called The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. In “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Wayne Coyne teams with Erykah Badu for a post-rock trip with slow-motion, glitter, milk, a blood-like liquid, and Badu’s sister Nayrok showcasing her body in all sorts of unusual ways. [Source]
UPDATE! Here is the replacement video featuring a naked (and unshaved) Amanda Palmer: