I like what I like. I’m a critic because I’m a consumer. I’m no wordsmith eloquently scribing who you should or shouldn’t like. My caliber is untrained and a little rough for that. Getting to the point…I like this. I really like Flying Lotus. OMFG!
Yes I’m late to the game but still feel right on time. Different, creative anti-sounding-like-everything-else as my senses perked up and I paid attention. Men are visual creatures and the visuals absolutely got me but I also felt. I felt a soul emerging from jazz, techno, house, old school consciousness, mellow beats, bass, underground but still undeniably hip hop and yet so much more.
Missing is the status quo. I feel happy; pleased and intrigued from the familiar strangeness. This is real shit. Bringing back ideals of my youth when kaleidoscopes of smoke filled the air. Channeling happiness and appreciation for feeling that I’m understanding the music which makes me enjoy it more. It makes the spirit move to know that we are not all lost in a creative black hole. The hole still consumes but spits out quasars of light as if to say, “Here; I still bring gifts for all to enjoy.”
I absolutely enjoy it. If this is new to you, I hope you will binge watch-listen as I did? Or if you’re already aware, smile and be thankful that he has another one hooked. Thank you for your creativity and the directors who gave your music visual life to pull a newbie like me in. Fly Lotus Fly. Check out the videos below and share which one is your favorite.
Easily one of the most visually creative and beautiful videos I’ve seen in a while. Flying Lotus, Never Catch Me featuring Kendrick Lamar. A film by Hiro Murai
You’re Dead! Featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa and more. A shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. Original Artwork by Shintaro Kago. Animated by Strangeloop
Zodiac Shit from the album Cosmogramma. From Adult Swim. Directed by Lilfuchs.
Tiny Tortures – Director, David Lewandowski. Starring, Elijah Wood.
Just a fantastically haunting video! Until the Quiet Comes. Featured music, in order of appearance: See Thru To U (feat. Erykah Badu), Hunger (feat. Niki Randa), Getting There (feat. Niki Randa). Directed By, Kahlil Joseph
MmmHmm, featuring Thundercat. Directed by Special Problems. Commissioned by Warp Films. Track taken from the album ‘Cosmogramma‘.
Putty Boy Strut