Sunday, September 8, 2013
Flying Lotus "Los Angeles" (2008)
And so we have another auteur producer. One of the interesting things about the changes in recording technology is that now there's a greater ability for a single person to control all creative elements of a release.
To my ears, Flying Lotus is clearly following in the footsteps of Madlib. However, where Madlib tends to create more happy blissful stoned states, Flying Lotus veers more into the paranoid edgy soundscapes popularized by Radiohead et al. Both are visions of their time and place, and both are valid. That's one of the contradictions of California.