The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

Flying Lotus: More Album Details
The Quietus , July 18th, 2012 10:26

Full details of Steven Ellison's new full-length, plus artwork and tour dates

Steven Ellison, aka cosmic hip-hop explorer Flying Lotus, is set to release his long-awaited new album Until The Quiet Comes. The follow-up to 2010's Cosmogramma, it will be released through Warp on October 1st, and features a heady array of guest musicans: as well as previous collaborators Laura Darlington, Thundercat and Thom Yorke, it also drafts Erykah Badu and Niki Randa into the fold.

According to Ellison himself, the album is intended as "a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies". From the label's description, it promises to be like its predecessors - Cosmogramma and 2008's Los Angeles - in that it works best as an entire listen, apparently opening with a "twitching descent into a subconscious state", and continuing into an "out of focus time-ether of [a] journey". Its artwork, which you can see below, fits the description pretty well.

FlyLo's regular touring and live shows - with a full band and various guest musicians - are also cited as a major influence on his melding of brain and body musics. "All this stylistic mingling and genre-melting has contributed significantly to shift the music in a direction that makes intellectual leaps without forsaking the all-important heft of a bassline or unimpeded ‘swing’ of a drum beat," says the text accompanying the album release, "the same way so many masters of soul music have infused their songs for lovers and dancers with brilliant and heady subtext for decades."

Until The Quiet Comes' tracklist runs as follows:

'All In'
'Getting There feat. Niki Randa'
'Until the Colours Come'
'Heave(n)'
'Tiny Tortures'
'All the Secrets'
'Sultan’s Request'
'Putty Boy Strut'
'See Thru to U feat. Erykah Badu'
'Until the Quiet Comes'
'DMT Song feat. Thundercat'
'The Nightcaller'
'Only if You Wanna'
'Electric Candyman feat. Thom Yorke'
'Hunger feat. Niki Randa'
'Phantasm feat. Laura Darlington'
'me Yesterday//Corded'
'Dream to Me'

After the album's release Ellison is also set to play a few dates in Europe, which run as follows:

NOVEMBER
3rd - Brixton Academy, London, UK (all-nighter w/ 2 special Flying Lotus performances)
4th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5th - Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany
6th - La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
7th - Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
8th - Gretchen, Berlin, Germany
9th - Manchester Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK

Photo by Timothy Saccenti

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.