Published Aug 18, 2010Thanks to the stellar Cosmogramma, cerebral beat-maker Flying Lotus is having himself a hell of year. But despite that "postmodernist space odyssey" already being a best-of-2010 shoe-in, the Cali producer (born Steven Ellison) is squeezing out another new release this fall, in the form of a seven-track EP.
The release is dubbed Pattern+Grid World and will come out on September 21 via Flying Lotus's current label home of Warp Records. According to the label, "While Cosmogramma is a monolithic convergence of 20th and 21st century musical forms, high in concept and wide in musical collaboration, Pattern+Grid World pulls the focus back to Steven Ellison and his machines." It then goes on to drop lines about "schizophrenic ping-ponging electro," "icy keys that could almost be mistaken for classic grime" and tracks that land "somewhere between vintage DJ Premier and Lee Hazelwood."
The close-up image of a psychedelic-lookin' creature above will serve as the EP's album art and you can see the tracklist below. Also, scroll down to the SoundCloud player and you can stream the new Pattern+Grid World track "Camera Day."
Along with the new release, FlyLo has several North American tour dates lined up, including a few in Canada. See all the dates below.
2. "Kill Your Co-Workers"
4. "Time Vampires"
5. "Jurassic Notion/M Theory"
6. "Camera Day"
7. "Physics for Everyone!"
8/18 London, England - ICA
8/20 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
8/21 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
9/2 Montreal, QC - Studio Just for Laughs
9/3 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
9/4 New York, NY - Electric Zoo Festival
9/5 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
9/10 Newport, England - Isle of Wight Bestival
9/22 Vancouver, BC- Commodore Ballroom
9/23 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
9/24 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
Flying Lotus - Camera Day (taken from Pattern+Grid World) by Warp Records