[MAJOR SEIZURE WARNING FOR THIS VIDEO, SERIOUSLY, DON’T WATCH IF IT’S A PROBLEM FOR YOU]
(Album Teaser for Flying Lotus’ upcoming record “You’re Dead!”, featuring artwork by Shintaro Kago and of course music by Flying Lotus. Animation by Strangeloop.)
“The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning. It’s a celebration of the next experience. It’s the transition and the confusion. It’s not ‘hey you’re dead.’ It’s ‘hey you’re dead!’”
Congratulations Flying Lotus, you basically managed to raise my expectations without any limit.
Seriously though: This teaser that Flying Lotus posted today after revealing the last song of the album’s tracklist, looks and sounds incredibly promising: It’s Flying Lotus as we know him, but way more jazzy and with more live instrumentation, which gives the music an incredibly warm feeling. But let’s not get this confused: We’re talking about the virtuous, crazy, free-jazzy type Jazz here. Flying Lotus’ songs are, as far as one can tell from these 3-5 second snippets, as nutty, hectic and experimental as ever, but like I said, filled even more with fast basslines, sax solos and live drumming. And that combination seems really, really exiting to me.
The guest list is illustrious too: Familiar faces like Niki Randa and Thundercat of course, but also stranger collaborators like Kendrick Lamar, Angel Deradoorian and … Snoop Dogg of all people? Also it should be noted that Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be playing some keys on the album, and hearing FlyLo guest on his own track under his rapper alias Captain Murphy is just an act of insanity I especially look foward to.
The only question is: How am I supposed to wait for this until October???
This is going to move mountains, holy damn