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#1 musek

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:14 PM

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this album is too wicked not to have its own thread

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"Flying Lotus is commonly identified as a hip hop producer, but his style is drawn from many genres, including jazz, electronic and Brazilian music. His hip hop beats are unique for their hazy, ambient sound, while his percussion is purposefully slightly off time, creating a messier, more organic atmosphere. Because of this, he is often likened to producers such as Madlib, Jneiro Jarel and J Dilla despite the fact that all the mentioned musicians have distinctly unique styles."

"As an avid gamer, it was only natural that he would create downtempo Boards of Canada beats sauced with retro 8-bit bleeps and chimes, and these were a perfect fit for the Nintendo generation fan base of Adult Swim. Lotus' second full-length, Los Angeles, expands on fractured Zelda grooves, muddy bass stamps, and glitched drum loops to stir up nonintrusive computer chillout music modeled for a hip graphic designer's headphones. It could be considered headphone candy, but with the beats as liquefied and squishy as they are, headphone Slushee is more appropriate. "Golden Diva" rides the line between cold and sugary, crackling and popping like melting ice as carbonated hiss rotates in and out of the void behind unintelligible syllables diced together from stray vocal bits. In the same fashion, "GNG BNG" flips a Middle Eastern sitar groove into a mangled keyboard line slithering over a distorted rototom beat, before dropping down into "Auntie's Lock" to end the album in a quiet hush with breathy whispers over electronic piano loops. Like 2006's 1983, the patterns are subtly atmospheric and individual grooves feel tailored for the attention deficient, never lingering for very long before switching into a new tapestry. Loaded with 17 tracks, it's an entertaining and fitting addition to the Warp catalog that makes for some highly hypnotic video arcade/coffee parlor mood music."

uhm yeah, best of 08 for me

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

Been meaning to check this out ever since I saw that Parisian Goldfish video. Loved the song.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:16 PM

http://www.mediafire.com/?m9ox3gbydnz
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

Got this album recently. Really nice, I need to give it some more listens
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#5 BackwardsArt

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:28 PM

Damn that download was fast.

3 tracks in and I'm loving this so far.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:58 PM

i've been wanting to download that new album but then i remember he called whorepresents a douche for having it on his blog when that shit wasn't out so....yeah, i feel bad if this nigga is going to go out of the way himself and call him a stickman.

so, not that i don't feel bad about any of the music i download, i wish i could buy it all. but, yeah.
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#7 BackwardsArt

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:04 PM

Just finished this. Really liked it.

Read a review just now saying that it "sounds like driving a bass-rigged Chevy through a drowned L.A." which is a pretty fitting description IMO.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

So is this all instrumental or what
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#9 BackwardsArt

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:31 PM

Pretty much except the last couple tracks or so.

No rapping or anything like that though if thats what you're getting at.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:19 PM

So is this all instrumental or what


yeah its just beats, except for those two songs as mentioned

but fuck is it good, so much shit going on, vocals would sort of detract from the layers and the breaks in the beats
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

So many fucking layers, it's great.

EP 1X3 is great too, 4 extra tracks and they're all quality.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

'1983' is better.

still love everything this dude has put out immensely.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:34 PM

Yeah I think I liked 1983 and Reset better, but this is still awesome. I got it on vinyl yesterday and it sounds that much better.

i've been wanting to download that new album but then i remember he called whorepresents a douche for having it on his blog when that shit wasn't out so....yeah, i feel bad if this nigga is going to go out of the way himself and call him a stickman.

so, not that i don't feel bad about any of the music i download, i wish i could buy it all. but, yeah.

haha that was funny, ron pulled his blog after that.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:44 PM

Flying Lotus is a fucking trip to watch live. I'd definitely recommend doing so if you haven't yet.
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:20 AM

i actually downloaded this just the other day. i loved the album cover, so i couldnt pass it up. (yes i'm admitting i judge books by their covers)

i'm listening to it now. nice, not fantastic. maybe it'll grow on me more
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:56 AM

Digging this album and a half. Great sounds.
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#17 vwΛvWvΛwv

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:44 AM

Read a review just now saying that it "sounds like driving a bass-rigged Chevy through a drowned L.A." which is a pretty fitting description IMO.

Sounds cool.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:31 AM

this shit is bangin' i downloaded it like a couple of days ago cuz this thread, but haven' listened 'til now, it is pretty good


should i get 1983 too?
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#19 Amrk

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:18 AM

Definitely. 1983 to me is the better album.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:55 PM

i love this album

especially Testament, the second to last track

as your children caaaaaaaaaall
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