1983 (Vinyl) - Flying Lotus
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Please note: This item is vinyl (either album or single) and is NOT compact disc (CD) format.
From the first note of FLYING LOTUS's new album '1983', there is a feeling of something new and exciting at play here. Keyboards wobble and wiggle with mutated funk, skewed rhythms grind underneath, warped samples play hide-and-seek with the beat - in other words, that "nextlevel shit" artists are always talking about. This is BLADE RUNNER, BAMBAATAA, THE BOMB SQUAD, and BASQUIAT. This is the musical future PRINCE was dreaming about. Just listen to "Orbit Brazil" in which synths float into space with melodic optimism, grimed out in a dystopian sheen. By track's end, you really feel like you're at zero gravity, peering through your space mask at the sweaty Brasilian booties bumpin' (it's cause they're listening to Lotus). Californian based Lotus is a part of the COLTRANE lineage, but don't write this off as nepotism, cause he ain't riding on anyone's coattails. But, if you really MUST, make the correlation between 'A Love Supreme' and 'A Lotus Supreme', dig: If ALICE and JOHN hadlived in the era of SP-303s and laptops, they'd be flirting with the same muse as Lotus is.