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Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!

You're Dead!
From the press release:
“No one likes talking about death. But Flying Lotus has never been one to lead the people on a simple journey. With You’re Dead! Steven Ellison has managed to create a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. At once reflective, restless, heart wrenching and joyous, this is a melodic ode to those who have died young, suddenly and unexpectedly – those who have passed away into another realm completely – while also existing as a comfort to those mourning the loss of a loved one, those left behind in our here and now. You’re Dead! serves as an exploration, a eulogy and a portal between these parallel domains. Featuring contributions from past, present and future legends like Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Herbie Hancock, You’re Dead! is a hefty undertaking, but Ellison aptly creates an engaging sonic delight, part spiritual carnival, part melancholic symphony, all the while coaxing listeners out of their fears of the unknown – and sometimes indulging those same fears. This aural procession through the afterlife does not trade on our clichéd catalog of pop-culture references to extinction. You won’t find grim reaper-referencing rote drama, or the pallid somber palette of reverential muzak. This is a sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exists between our world and another.”
You’re Dead! is out now on Warp Records; check out “Never Catch Me” ft. Kendrick Lamar and “Coronus, The Terminator” below, along with an album trailer featuring illustrations by Japanese Guro artist Shintaro Kago.




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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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