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Oct 7, 2012FlyLo has done it again. Until the Quiet Comes is right up there with Cosmogramma (though maybe a touch behind), and it serves as a nice contrast. The records have some sonic similarities, but UTQC relies less on percussion and more on warmer, organic sounds. Its mood is calmer and more restrained, which makes for a relaxing trip through a beautiful atmosphere that completely envelops you.
Oct 6, 2012Flying Lotus' previous albums have been revelations in a crowd of music fans tired by the current trend of popular music's accessible, happy-go-lucky love affair with electronica and hip-hop. LA and Cosmogramma especially transformed what was possible in two genres that were becoming overridden with apparent mediocrity.
It's easy to understand why some fans would wish to assume that this new album is much less qualified for his discography. It's accessible, trippy and gentle, visually complex, and musically much more simple than previous efforts.
And yet I believe they miss the point. This is a sonorous masterpiece of transportation, eschewing the ego of transforming genres, and instead beginning what may be a future rise to the perfection of Ellison's craft, and the solidification of his love affair with the psychadelic.
Where 1983 carried a sense of assertion, like an artist trying to make a name for himself, Until The Quiet Comes feels old, wise, and assured of its place in the world. It would be equally content to reign as a timeless classic, or sit collecting dust in only a few eccentric collections.
Musically, the genres accessed run between techno, dubstep, hip-hop, jazz, and something else, totally alien, that seems to be the core concept that collects all these things into a combination of such color.
Personally, I hope to see this album treasured in the future. I believe it is timeless, and tells a universal story.… Expand
Oct 2, 2012I was a bit worried when I read early comments on it being boring. Those people are morons. It's certainly not as grand as Cosmogramma and Los Angeles, but its certainly alot more intricate and well thought out. Some songs feel a tad too short, but I guess it keeps the album flowing, as it never becomes stagnant. The second half of the album is phenomenal, thanks to the guest vocals.
Oct 25, 2012Halfway between the hazy soundscapes of 'Los Angeles' and the epic approach of 'Cosmogramma', FlyLo's newest album delivers what many fans of the producer have been secretly desiring for years - a merge of his two best productions to date. Effortlessly stylish and multi-faceted, it's just the latest in a series of great releases from LA's own.