Flying Lotus is set to work on the score for upcoming film 'Imperial Dream'.
Flying Lotus has a long history of cinematic projects. Steve Ellison - to use his real name - trained as a a film maker and has previously supplied music for 2012's 'An Oversimplication of her Beauty' and Kahlil Joseph’s 'Wildcat'.
Now, though, the producer is set to handle a complete film score. 'Imperial Dance' will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, with the event's website mentioning "an inspired rhythmic score by composer Flying Lotus." (via Exclaim)
Here's the official synopsis for 'Imperial Dance':
Bambi wants to publish his credos and chronicles and start his career the way any other normal young writer would. For Bambi, however, normal is the quandary. “Normal” means returning to Watts, Los Angeles, after a 28-month jail stint to find his young son playing next to his strung-out grandmother. It’s normal for the patriarch of his family to offer Bambi pills, guns, and a drug-running job as a way to welcome him home. A normal visit from his cousin involves Bambi and son performing minor surgery to extract a bullet from his arm. Bambi meets this surreal, ghetto normal with equanimity, but he knows life can’t be “normal” like this for long.
Of course, Flying Lotus also has a few full, official studio projects up his sleeve. The producer's fifth album is "almost ready" while a jazz inspired album - potentially featuring a Herbie Hancock collaboration - is also in the works.