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Flying Lotus heralds a new-old dawn of machines with soul

Oh, FlyLo

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.


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