Flying Lotus Take You on an Interstellar Journey (The Trick Is to Relax)
The variety of images in this short is a solid visual interpretation of Flying Lotus’s music. And look at that guy dance near the end. Uncanny.
By Sonny Forrest
Have you ever lost yourself staring into the choreographed movements of a desktop computer screensaver? Your mind glazes during this act of unconscious meditation. You forget your ego. This is what the mystics and monks seek when they look for their deities. And all you have to do is not move your mouse long enough for the images to captivate you into divinity.
Or you could also listen to Flying Lotus. His tracks offer an equally mesmerizing ticket to the farthest reaches of your brain. Some are languid and light, others are serrated and bumpy (though not hyphy in the sense of fist-pumping dance halls or fighting). FlyLo’s penchant for mixing found beats into contemplative melodies is reminiscent of jaunting at warp speed through the stars in a flight cabin with bottle service. Sure, you’re going places. But what’s the hurry? The real attraction is the ride. Below are some older tracks, which are worth exploring. And on the homepage, I’ve posted some tracks from FlyLo’s most recent album, Until the Quiet Comes (2012).