Flying Lotus must be the most arresting thing I’ve come across since 2008. The first thing I heard was the remix he did for King Midas Sound, then the 2 x 3 EP and Los Angeles LP. I’ve been trying to catch up ever since, getting my paws on the 1983 album and the Reset release, besides his production jobs for Reefer, John Robinson, and the Radiohead remix he did. He interprets his dreams very very well.
When I drop his tunes at Txola, they are bigger that anything else I play. He has nailed it in managing to produce music that comes not from left and right speakers, but they seem to occupy above, bottom, behind, in front as well as left and right. And the sound system in Txola ain’t even that good!?….sorry Pedro, but you did ask me what I would like to see changed, and I did say get some bass-bins didn’t I?)
Anyway Mr. Lotus’ new album, Cosmogramma will drop first week of May, tracklisting reads as follows, and it’s good to see that Laura Darlington continues her association with him. Also on this album, vocals from Thom Yorke.
Yes, that juvenile feeling of anticipation is moving through my veins, I love it.
01 Clock Catcher
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 …And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
12 German Haircut
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie’s Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki
While on the subject of speaker spazms, check out fellow Brainfeeder, Ras G, and his latest mix, available hear (sic).
Power switch ON.
Clipped Beats, Altered Sounds, Fractured Notes, Time-stretched waves all courtesy of Electricity.
The Long Trail – “What is at stake is the operating system of audio social reality.” Kodwo Eshun + Steve (Kode9/Hyperdub) Goodman
Surf-dancehaul? Thanks to Diplo and Switch aka Major Lazer for that new genre. That Diplo man, he just don’t stop. Where was it I read last week that everybody wants to be on Diplo’s dick? True though neh?
Ear Conditioning – Control Alt Dlt Program
- Major Lazer / Boom 1 (Mad Decent)
- Martyn / The Only Choice (3024)
- Steve Goodman & Kodwo Eshun – The Long Trail excerpt (mpfree)
- Martyn / Little Things (3024)
- Echologist featuring The Spaceape / The Mercy Beat Dub
- Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program / Veggie Burrito (Brainfeeder)
- XRABIT + DMG$ / Follow The Leader – Mexicans with Guns Remix
- Daedelus / Off to the Races (Meanest Man Contest’s Remix feat. Cuzzo)
- Don Cash / On the Strength
- Ghislain featuring Mr. Slaughter / Get Crazy (Ninja Tune)
- TV on the Radio / Dancing Choose – Prefuse73 Remix (4AD)
- Major Lazer / Hold the Line (Mad Decent)
- Starkey featuring Durrty Goodz – Gutter (mpfree)
- Reefer – Let It Go / Flying Lotus Remix (mpfree)
- Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (mpfree)
- Filastine – La Muerte (Filastine)
- King L Man – HuhWhat? (Ear Conditioning)
- Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens / What Have You Done, My Brother (mpfree)
- Buddah Music – Zone 05 (The Wire mpfree)
- The Naturists – Lost in Space (Interactive)
Ear Conditioning is ´earable on Tuesdays at
Radio Norte 89.4FM, Tacoronte and neighbouring pueblos from 20h30
Sunhole Radio www.sunhole.net from 22h00
On Thursday, tune into Planet Radio www.planetradio.es see link for frequencies within Tenerife.
I´ll be hoisting the record bag over to Txola this MayDay Friday. If your in the area, venga, la dia es la cumpleaño de mi mujer.