Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes
Forget what you’ve heard before, this is Flying Lotus’ finest hour.
“Unpredictability is the beating heart of Flying Lotus”. LA’s beatmaster/composer Steven Ellison has proven that statement many times now, but nobody expected his fourth album, ‘Until the Quiet Comes‘ to be quite so unpredictable, yet vеry recognisable. The album is teasing, challenging, beguiling and packed full of ideas – could this be remembered as his masterpiece?
It all starts with a dive into an ocean of percussion kicks, morphing beats, synths, guitars, basses, and a murmured voice way back in the background. The temperature cools as a voice passes into the mix and seduces the listener’s ear into another level of pounding drum patterns. That’s Ellison’s secret ingredient: hypnotizing listeners with intoxicating melodies, then slamming them with a solemn, senselessly brilliant bass kick.
“Until the Quiet Comes” is indeed a reliable corner-piece in the jigsaw of modern music. Collaborating with artists like Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu, Niki Randa, Thundercat and Laura Darlington, Flying Lotus unzips a jazz-spangled universe of pulsating bass, factory-line beats and nocturnal melodies.
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