I have always preferred Flying Lotus’ quieter tracks to his zany upbeat ones. These songs seem to flow on a higher plane while keeping your mind in a zen state. “Only If You Wanna” is one of my favorite tracks from Until the Quiet Comes. It’s a jazzy song with ethereal vocals popping in and out.
Flying Lotus first came to my attention last year when friends of mine kept telling me just how amazing his music is. I finally had a chance to check it out and I am really impressed by what he has done. His last album “Unit the Quiet Comes” is a diverse album which is hard to categorize. There is jazz, hip hop, and electronica influences throughout.
One of the best songs on the album is “Tiny Tortures”. It is a downbeat track that gradually descends. The music video features Elijah Wood as a man with one arm whose environment recreates his lost arm. Check it out.