Flying Lotus doesn’t belong in this world, or at least not in this particular dimension. His presence lies somewhere between the 13th and 14th dimensions, where the physical laws you and I take for granted are of no importance. I mean, just listen to 1983 (his best), Los Angeles, or his most recent, Cosmogramma (TMT Review).
Yet his psychic odysseys still manage to make the drift from his plane to ours, thus proven by his upcoming release on Warp. The EP Pattern + Grid World is set for release on September 21 and features seven new tracks of sheer joy and — with his track record — possibly a hint of terror. If the press release provides any indicator as to what to be expecting, I’d say if Cosmogramma was more of an organic expression of the Flying Lotus sound (string and orchestral arrangements and whatnot), then Pattern + Grid World is more of a mechanical-synth-and-drum-driven effort. ‘Nuff said.
More good news for you Canadians and West Coasters: Flying Lotus is stopping by a few towns leading up to the release of the new EP. Check it out:
09.22.10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
09.23.10 - Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
09.24.10 - San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Pattern + Grid World tracklisting:
02. Kill Your Co-Workers
04. Time Vampires
05. Jurassic Notion/M Theory
06. Camera Day
07. Physics For Everyone!