Being dubbed the ‘Hendrix of hip-hop’ should be an albatross around Los Angeles resident Flying Lotus’s neck. If anyone can deliver with such weighty comparisons however it’s FlyLo. ‘Cosmogramma’, the follow up to 2006’s ‘Los Angeles’, is a self-described ‘Space Opera’ with the range of sounds fittingly alien and intergalactic.
An album that lives and breathes in-between its many layers, ‘Cosmogramma’ reveals something new upon every listen with guest star Thom Yorke joining the space race alongside Outkast collaborator Miguel Atwood- Ferguson. Dense and obtuse it may be but those who follow this most intense sonic explorer will be rewarded the greatest.
Words by David Renshaw
Read an interview with Flying Lotus on ClashMusic.com HERE.