Posts Tagged ‘flying lotus’

Interview

BLU: FULL EATING BEATS

July 29th, 2014

His Below the Heavens is the stuff of fables, and if you’re under 25 and from the left coast, you probably have some personal story about how Blu’s first album made you love hip-hop again. Hood in the way a Charles Burnett film is hood, Blzzo’s newest effort Good To Be Home sidesteps ghetto sensationalism for a sound that strikes a balance between the cerebral and the intuitive. He plays the Observatory and the Terrace this week. This interview by sweeney kovar.

Live Photos

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE + FLYING LOTUS @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

September 25th, 2012

With a pop-infected take on experimental noise, Animal Collective brought its whimsical, wall-of-sound to the Hollywood Bowl. Centipede HZ replaces much of the layered, carefully crafted production from 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavillion with a grungier, guitar driven aesthetic. As a live act, the quartet mixed…

Staff Blog

VIDEO: FLYING LOTUS “UNTIL THE QUIET COMES” SHORT FILM

September 6th, 2012

This video by Kahlil Joseph came on quite intense with blood and hydraulics at 7:30am when I first watched it. But seized by every shimmer and ripple in the music, I was swept up quickly and dragged delightfully down into the creases of an alluvial…

Live reviews

COACHELLA DAY 2: RADIOHEAD, BLACK LIPS, FLYING LOTUS, FEIST, BUZZCOCKS, FIREHOSE, ZEDS DEAD, SQUEEZE, THUNDERCAT, THE SHINS, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

April 15th, 2012

Though singer Glenn Tilbrook had grown General Custer’s beard (which also dangled a bit like Col. Sander’s bowtie), and I wished they could have talked Paul Carrack into reprising his vocal on “Tempted,” these guys sounded exactly the same as I imagine they would have in 1982. The timeslot was perfectly 80s, too, as the sun had just set, and the polo field palm trees behind them were lit up in neon colors that matched their evening jackets, like in a Miami Vice nightclub scene. There was a little weirdness here and there from keyboards that didn’t quite fit, but if awkward keyboards aren’t the Squeeze sound, I don’t know what is.

Album reviews

FLYING LOTUS – THE COSMOGRAMMA OUTTAKES

September 12th, 2011

The Cosmogramma Outakes is as the title promises: a collection of stems and fragments culled from Cosmogramma, sometimes offered stripped away of their original context, sometimes represented and re-imagined by Brainfeeder labelmates Teebs, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and Matthewdavid.