Flying Lotus Cosmogramma

The artwork is an excerpt of Codex Tora series Flying Lotus Cosmogramma books of compiled illustrations by Leigh McCloskeyFlying Lotus Cosmogramma [39] Ellison's art mentor. Archived from the original on August 19, Uproxx best of the s by rabaier. Retrieved April 14, WANT by alexmoss United States: Warp Records.

Prepare for another journey of sonic discovery. My pressing is very quiet. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Like, the first LP is completely naked.

Am I the only one with this issue? Reply Notify me Helpful. Side-D February 23, Report. I pointed this out to the people of VMP, and they confirmed this oddity. Not sure if it means they'll make a new pressing with the correct center labels, it's worth pointing out. As an aside, I love this album. It covers the right kind of genres that appeal to me in almost every track.

Eggplantimus March 17, Report. Really brings out the details in this marvelous piece of art. ManticoreMantra August 24, Report. Bought the vinyl and it's even better - superb clean recording and pressing and great dynamics. TempD July 2, Report. Pretty disappointing surface noise. Really enjoy the album though. I think the gatefold may be the repress as it has different matrix runout but I can't find any information on the repress.

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Talking to us over the summer about his then-forthcoming album, Steven Ellison said he felt like he was progressing as a producer. That sounds modest-- he's been persistently pursuing a singular vision for years now-- but his first two albums did share common traits with his forebears. But with Cosmogramma , it's not enough anymore to talk about Ellison's sound as "post-Dilla" or even "post hip-hop. It's an album in the truest sense. Even on Los Angeles , which hung together well as a full-length, there were moments you could pick out as singles or highlights-- the distorted pop of "Camel" or the maniacal electro-house of "Parisian Goldfish".

In this sense, it feels almost like an avant-garde jazz piece, and so it takes more than a few listens to sink in-- one or two spins and you're still at the tip of the iceberg. Jazz is a big influence on the record, and it's a good place to start talking about the individual sections that make up the whole. Ellison is, of course, the nephew of jazz great Alice Coltrane and has said in interviews that his albums are in part dedicated to her.

That's clear on Cosmogramma , as there are distinct passages that pursue an elaborate kind of digital jazz and the album is constructed to move through different sections, as one of Coltrane's might. It is multi-layered and subtly orchestral, [29] with variations in depth and timbre , [23] and production techniques such as ducking , [30] pumping , [31] real inputting and tempo misalignment.

Cosmogramma was conceived by Ellison as a "map of the universe" [18] [20] and a "space opera ," [26] [29] fusing 20th - and 21st - century music. And the World Laughs with You" is a glitchy song, [36] with Yorke's vocals chopped and resampled. The artwork is an excerpt of Codex Tor , a series of books of compiled illustrations by Leigh McCloskey , [27] [39] Ellison's art mentor. Cosmogramma was advertised through an application called Cosmogramma Fieldlines , an augmented reality app released free of charge.

The album was released on May 3, , through Warp Records. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, Cosmogramma received an average score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 26 reviews. Club praised the album as "one of the most musical and inventive to fly the electronica banner in years," and a "hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint".

Simon Reynolds cited Cosmogramma as an example of what he describes as a "hyper-eclectic approach" to production that can be "rich and potent on some levels, but ultimately fatiguing and bewildering for most listeners", further characterizing the album as "hip-hop jazz for the ADHD generation". Cosmogramma sold 12, copies in its first two weeks of release.

Cosmogramma appeared in numerous year-end lists. Cosmogramma was awarded the top spot in Exclaim! All music is composed by Steven Ellison , except where noted. Credits adapted from digital booklet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flying Lotus. The last song of the album, dedicated to Ellison's mother, with rimshots, strings, horn stabs and rapid bass scales. LA Weekly. Archived from the original on March 17, Retrieved February 27, The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 29, Retrieved September 14, Archived from the original on November 3, Retrieved November 20, Archived from the original on August 2, Retrieved August 1, Archived from the original on October 23, Beats Per Minute.

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Reply Notify me Helpful. Side-D February 23, Report. I pointed this out to the people of VMP, and they confirmed this oddity. Not sure if it means they'll make a new pressing with the correct center labels, it's worth pointing out. As an aside, I love this album. It covers the right kind of genres that appeal to me in almost every track. Eggplantimus March 17, Report.

Really brings out the details in this marvelous piece of art. ManticoreMantra August 24, Report. Bought the vinyl and it's even better - superb clean recording and pressing and great dynamics. TempD July 2, Report. Pretty disappointing surface noise.

Really enjoy the album though. I think the gatefold may be the repress as it has different matrix runout but I can't find any information on the repress. Add all to Wantlist Remove all from Wantlist. Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. Uproxx best of the s by rabaier.

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DeepTech by eiv. Favorite Albums by Zaxro. In this sense, it feels almost like an avant-garde jazz piece, and so it takes more than a few listens to sink in-- one or two spins and you're still at the tip of the iceberg.

Jazz is a big influence on the record, and it's a good place to start talking about the individual sections that make up the whole. Ellison is, of course, the nephew of jazz great Alice Coltrane and has said in interviews that his albums are in part dedicated to her. That's clear on Cosmogramma , as there are distinct passages that pursue an elaborate kind of digital jazz and the album is constructed to move through different sections, as one of Coltrane's might.

There are roughly three of these passages-- the first is an aggressive three-song suite based loosely on videogame sounds. On "Nose Art", FlyLo puts raygun squiggles alongside woozy synths, grinding mechanical noises, and about 10 other sonic elements. Like much of the album, it sounds almost frustratingly unstable until you hear it a few times and the pieces begin to interlock and congeal. True to its title, Cosmogramma then moves through a heady astral stretch and finally a more downtempo jazz-heavy period.

The latter partly serves as a necessary breather from the complicated sounds earlier on. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, Cosmogramma received an average score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 26 reviews. Club praised the album as "one of the most musical and inventive to fly the electronica banner in years," and a "hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint".

Simon Reynolds cited Cosmogramma as an example of what he describes as a "hyper-eclectic approach" to production that can be "rich and potent on some levels, but ultimately fatiguing and bewildering for most listeners", further characterizing the album as "hip-hop jazz for the ADHD generation".

Cosmogramma sold 12, copies in its first two weeks of release. Cosmogramma appeared in numerous year-end lists. Cosmogramma was awarded the top spot in Exclaim! All music is composed by Steven Ellison , except where noted. Credits adapted from digital booklet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flying Lotus. The last song of the album, dedicated to Ellison's mother, with rimshots, strings, horn stabs and rapid bass scales.

LA Weekly. Archived from the original on March 17, Retrieved February 27, The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 29, Retrieved September 14, Archived from the original on November 3, Retrieved November 20, Archived from the original on August 2, Retrieved August 1, Archived from the original on October 23, Beats Per Minute.

Archived from the original on October 24, Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 5, Retrieved May 4, The Quietus. Archived from the original on April 20, June 28, Archived from the original on October 26, Retrieved September 2, Institute of Contemporary Arts. August 18, Archived from the original on August 21, Retrieved August 20, The Observer.

United States: Warp Records. Archived from the original on April 3, Archived from the original on September 14, The A. Archived from the original on August 26, Retrieved August 26, January 18, Archived from the original on August 30, Retrieved August 29, Archived from the original on March 29, Retrieved April 14, Archived from the original on November 12, Retrieved November 28, The Guardian. Archived from the original on September 28, Tiny Mix Tapes. Archived from the original on January 7, Resident Advisor.

Archived from the original on April 28, Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on June 13, Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on August 20, The Archived from the original on September 3, Archived from the original on October 11,