Pattern + Grid World - Flying Lotus
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  • Summary: The California producer/artist releases a seven-track EP four months after Cosmogramma, his third full-length album.
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  1. Part of its delight is how naturally the disparate parts fit together, but another part is how they add up to phantasmagoria if you let your attention wander.
  2. This new EP is a terrific welcoming of fresh, new thriving music from one of electronic music's leading men.
  3. This EP chases Cosmogramma into the same territory, but seems to favor consistent, looping palettes and original electronics over the latter's ad hoc sampling. [Oct 2010, p.66]
  4. Instead of tossing off interstitial, between-album scraps, Ellison has done what most artists should do with the extended-play format: create a mini-album. Every song has its place and works together to form a tangible flow.
  5. Pattern + Grid World sounds fully formed and precisely assembled. That shouldn't be surprising, considering Ellison's growing reputation as an album artist.
  6. Dec 23, 2010
    80
    As a literally small record, the EP can seem like a diversion. But it is an immensely enjoyable one.
  7. Although you'd be hard pressed, but very pleased, to find a shindig entirely amenable to FlyLo's relentlessly eccentric experiments, Pattern+Grid World is certainly more pillow fight than lounge party.

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  1. Sep 9, 2012
    9
    Filled with classic beats, this is a must-have for all Flying Lotus fans.
  2. Oct 6, 2012
    8
    A nice follow-up to Cosmogramma. This EP doesn't take itself as seriously, making it more fun (albeit not nearly as good). If you, like me, can't get enough of FlyLo, check this out. Expand