[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.

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Closer Than This (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

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Crystal Castles’ III comes out November 4th on Fiction Records. Let us know your thoughts on the newest single and what you’re looking forward to from the album in the comment section below.

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