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Flying Lotus Discusses New Album
Laurie Tuffrey , July 23rd, 2012 08:09

FlyLo on Mary Anne Hobbs's Xfm podcast discusses Until The Quiet Comes

West Coast producer Flying Lotus has been discussing his new album, Until the Quiet Comes, set for release this October, on Mary Anne Hobbs’s Xfm Music:Response podcast (via FACT).

In the interview he spoke about lucid dreaming, recording processes and how the new LP is more restrained than previous efforts: “The first thing I wanted to do was just pull back some things, I was thinking about restraint in music a lot. The last record I made [2010’s Cosmogramma], I felt this sense of urgency and immediacy - everything just had to be the most maximum and immediate, because my life at the time just felt like that, I guess, I had to tell that kind of story. But now I just feel like I needed to pull things back and to show restraint at times, so I can have these bigger moments happen and flourish in the music - just make something that was very dynamic.”

He also talked about the album’s collaborations, including cuts with Erykah Badu, Thundercat and Thom Yorke: “Thom’s back - we’re doing a new song I’m really excited about, I wonder how I feel about it - it’s so dark! But it’s also kind of silly at the same time. That’s another thing that I hope comes across, my sense of humour comes through in the music.”

You can listen to the full podcast here.

Also, prepare to catch FlyLo live in the UK later this year. Around the album’s release he plays Brixton Academy, London on 3rd November, and the Warehouse Project, Manchester on 9th November.