24 Sep 12
Album of the year contenders are a once a year sort of affair, only appearing between the days of January 1st and December 31st. Flying Lotus has had a couple of those, his 2006 LP 1983 and his 2010 effort Cosmogramma were both very much that sort. What is about to be presented to you is, unsurprisingly, yet another – the widely hyped, terrible single packing, short film toting, Until the Quiet Comes. Now, I don’t want to go spoiling anything for you (I do) but there’s at least 70% of this record which is of such obscenely high quality (the first 70%) that when it does descend into the kind of over-produced jazz that was so repugnant in the records lead single ‘See Thru 2 U’, you can’t help but feel like you’ve accidentally stumbled into a different, disappointing album. The great news, however, is that you can just turn it off when the vocals start. It’s a good idea.
Hear the entire record here, where, despite my small warnings, you’ll likely find yourself somewhere in love.