I feel as though I’ve stepped into a musical riddle, and perhaps I’m the only one without the answer.
In 2012 Flying Lotus released his albumUntil the Quiet Comes, a melodic dreamscape inspired by Flying Lotus’s own experiences with astral projection. This album was a beautiful symphonic expression of electronic sounds that drifted you through the night sky into a waking dream world of musical aesthetic beauty.
Two years later Flying Lotus is taking a different approach, with his fifth studio album. The release of You’re Dead! is a crazy juxtaposition to the light hearted soundscapes of his previous album. An acidic tumbling through musical genres, a hectic kaleidoscope of notes, this can only be termed as electronic jazz, and you are never sure where the next beat is going to hit. This album has me rolling through a crazy mix of emotions I’m not sure are bad or good – best described as confused.
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