[NEW] Flying Lotus – Such a Square

Flying Lotus reunites with Adam “Lilfuchs” Fuchs–the animator who brought Captain Murphy to life–to introduce Moog’s Sup Phatty synthesizer to the world. They could not have plucked a better pair to showcase the new instrument’s capabilities, as FlyLo’s trippy, eccentric beats are deeply complemented by the sensory overload created through Fuchs’  euphoric visuals. After a stellar 2012, Lotus is showing no signs of fatigue. Let’s just hope we get some more material from him (either as Lotus or Murphy) now that he has this brand new toy to play with.

’Flying Lotus – Such a Square’
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[Chill] Flying Lotus – Flotus

Fresh off the release of his stellar album Until the Quiet Comes, Flying Lotus dopped this previously unreleased track earlier today. “Flotus,” a heavily hip-hop influenced instrumental, is yet another example of the super-producers versatility. The song flows smoothly for the first minute and a half before the percussion, along with some additional instrumentation, join creating a tranquil, laid-back sound.

Stream this relaxing composition below and make sure to check out FlyLo’s most recent album, which you can purchase on iTunes now. You can also read our review, and preview some of the tracks, here.

’Flying Lotus – Flotus’
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[Experimental] Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Album Review)

“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.” – Jim Morrison

Until the Quiet Comes, the 4th album from Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus, is a transcendent voyage down the aural rabbit hole in exploration of “mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies” (Flying Lotus). Accompanied by a fellowship of psychedelic journeymen; Thom York, Laura Darlington, Niki Randa, Thundercat and the ever soulful Erykah Badu, FlyLo cooks up a curiously haunting setting with an eclectic mix of bubbles, belches and purrs that are sure to evoke memories of childhood bumps in the night.

The album seems to play out in stages, much like the levels of dream and sleep.  The album begins with a decent into relaxation with a track made famous by FlyLo’s short film adaptation of the album, directed by Kahlil Joseph, titled “Getting There feat. Niki Randa” (featured below).

Until the Quiet Comes continues to grow increasingly committed to thought, discovery and wonder as each song introduces its own environment and individual story. All the while remaining consistent with its theme.  Songs such as “Until the Colours Come,” “Heave(n)” and “All The Secrets” begin to offer a fluid feel filled with sounds of giggling and cheer.

It’s not until “Sultan’s Request” does the album introduce an ominous and looming bass before rolling up to the industrially digestible “Putty Boy Strut” (music video below, directed by Cyriak). There is a beautiful ebb and flow to throughout the 3rd act of the album as an upbeat  “The Nightcaller”  and relaxing jazzy tunes “DMT Song feat. Thundercat” and “Only If You Wanna” close out the album’s sequence.

Read the rest of the review after the jump…
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[Hip-Hop] Captain Murphy – The Killing Joke (Prod. Flying Lotus)

Captain Murphy took to his Twitter this morning to release a new track with LA-based experimental producer Flying Lotus. On “The Killing Joke,” Lotus loops a haunting carol-like sample with dark undertones setting the mood perfectly for the ominous, low-pitch vocals of Murphy, who at times sounds suspiciously similar to Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator. All speculation aside, the Captain delivers like a veteran of the game mixing his darkest thoughts with the bravado of an accomplished emcee. Check out and download this awesomely creepy collaboration below and keep an eye out for this enigmatic, animated character.

’Captain Murphy – The Killing Joke’
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[Remix] Flying Lotus – Binge Eating Without You

Experimental producer, Flying Lotus, took to Twitter a few days ago to release his unfinished, innovative take on Frank Ocean‘s already awesome “Thinkin Bout You.” With sped up vocals and a soothing beat, the L.A. based artist manages to keep the corky, soulful feel of the original track all the while inducing a steady head not.

Stream this relaxing and captivating remix below and look out for Flying Lotus’s upcoming album, Until The Quiet Ends, due out on October 2nd.

’Flying lotus – Binge Eating Without You (unfinished)’
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[Hip-Hop] Azizi Gibson – Sweetspace (prod. Flying Lotus)

On his most recent collaboration, Flying Lotus teams ups with LA-based rapper Azizi Gibson to display yet another facet of his wide range of producing abilities. On “Sweetspace,” Lotus creates a relaxing, post-jazz feel layered with appropriate rhymes by Gibson sharing some playa’s wisdom. Flying Lotus’s album, Until The Quiet Comes, will be released on October 2nd and promises to be an innovative and eclectic collection of music. In the meantime, stream the smooth “Sweetspace” above and look out for more joint material from these two artists.

[via Complex]

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Flying Lotus – See Thru To U feat. Erykah Badu

The juggernout of complex and organic bass productions, Flying Lotus, is two months shy from releasing the highly anticipated new album Until The Quiet Comes featuring collaborations with Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu. Drenched in a mystic atmosphere of drums and aggressively experimental sounds, “See Thru To U” emerges as the new single showcasing the vocals Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Erykah Badu.

’Flying Lotus – See Thru To U feat. Erykah Badu’

Until The Quiet Comes is out 10/2 on Warp.

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