The third record on the horizon, Cosmogramma (Warp), set for release in the U.S. on May 4, breaks away from particular spatio-temporal signifiers to reach for the universal. Ellison baptized the record as a "cosmic drama," and the title itself suggests nothing less than a grammar of infinitum. The single "Computer Face//Pure Being" is perhaps the best example yet of the antagonistic force that fuels Flying Lotus' adventurous work. It incites a centrifugal experience — perilous and transformative — out of malfunctioning and utterly animate computer jazz. Yes, the age of machines with soul has dawned.
Sat/27, 9 p.m., $17.50
444 Jessie, SF