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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Boom boom boom boom boom boom. That's the bass line of Techno Tuesday kicking in. I was having a discussion with a certain follower (who shall remain nameless) last week. He was saying how he can't stand the repetition of most dance tracks. I certainly understand where he's coming from - I just don't necessarily agree. While listening to a band like Daft Punk - you might hear the title of the track and very few other words repeated on loop throughout the arrangement. But the actual music is usually quite varied from start to finish. But my main point is, not all techno is that way. Certain techno or dance artists don't even use words. Take this Flying Lotus gentleman for example. He uses sick experimental beats and sounds and very rarely uses lyrics. Flying Lotus is the stage name of one man - Steven Ellison. He's been making this kind of music for years, with his first album actually dropping in 2006. He's quite popular because of his contribution to television. He creates the background music for the Adult Swim commercials. Crazy huh? Cosmogramma here just came out in May of this year, and has seen typical techno modest success. What I really enjoy about this - is how very obscure and different it is start to finish. It might start off to be a more beaty, dance album - and then it breaks into horns and that sort of odd natured dance melodic. This has a very spacey feel at times too - which pretty much puts this in a genre of its own. I love it. Very worth a listen today - if nothing else just to expand your music horizons!

1. Clock Catcher
2. Pickled!
3. Nose Art
4. Intro//A Cosmic Drama
5. Zodiac Shit
6. Computer Face//Pure Being
7. ..And the World Laughs with You
8. Arkestry
9. Mmmhmm
10. Do the Astral Plane
11. Satelllliiiiiteee
12. German Haircut
13. Recoiled
14. Dance of the Pseudo Nymph
15. Drips//Auntie's Harp
16. Table Tennis
17. Galaxy in Janaki

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. ...And The World Laughs With You
2. Nose Art
3. Clock Catcher

3.5 out of 5 stars

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