Flying Lotus Escapes the Underground

May 12th, 2010 in Music

O Canada photo: David Lang

Flying Lotus has just released its new record, “Cosmogramma,” and the accolades are adding up.  Mashing electronica with avant-jazz, dance, soul and even chamber-ish string music, Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) has delivered a complex and fascinating melange.   We are fond of the 2008 recording, “Los Angeles,” but with Thom Yorke, Ravi Coltrane (yes, that lineage), Laura Darlington, Thundercat and a polyrythmic ping pong ball contributing, Flying Lotus has upped its game.

For those given to fly, Flying Lotus is putting on its raved-about rave-up show live this Friday and Saturday (May 14th and 15th) at the Echoplex in L.A.   Should kill.

In the meantime check out …And the World Laughs With You (with the everywhere Thom Yorke) and Table Tennis (with Laura Darlington).

Flying Lotus-…And the World Laughs With You

[audio:…And-the-World-Laughs-With-You.mp3|titles=07 …And the World Laughs With You]

Flying Lotus-Table Tennis

[audio:|titles=16 Table Tennis (feat. Laura Darling]


  • Thanks. We have a target audience in mind, and we think the “softest” Flying Lotus songs fit that audience best. We like the hardest too, but hard to argue with Yorke and a ping pong ball. Too many posts with the World Saxophone Quartet, Bartok, and Major Lazer, and even less folks will stop by. Fine line.

  • You picked two of Flying Lotus’ softest songs, but it’s still an awesome new musical turn for the Lefort Report.


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