Flying Lotus: Flamagra Instrumentals (Warp/Border/digital outlets)

 |   |  <1 min read

Flying Lotus: Flamagra Instrumentals (Warp/Border/digital outlets)

Now this is very interesting, the somewhat uneven Flamagra album by Flying Lotus released in the middle of last year now reappears in a Deluxe edition with an extra iteration where many of the tracks with vocals now reappear as instrumentals and remixes.

If the half dozen or so vocals tracks on the over-stacked first version – 27 tracks of mostly fast-turnaround short-concentration – took the listener into different aural encounters because of the diversity of guests and styles, now there is more coherence, fewer vocal distractions and somehow the shorter pieces (many fewer than 30 second soundbites and ideas) now seem to merge into a more integrated whole.

This iteration also allows for a more immersive experience and the quirkiness of some pieces fit better within the arc.

You can hear and compare the original album with its instrumental edition on Spotify here.


Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Savages: Silence Yourself (Matador)

Savages: Silence Yourself (Matador)

As often happens -- and we notice this with the advantage of distance -- the British music press sometimes works itself into a lather about some exciting new band. They seem to have over Savages... > Read more

Bruce Soord/Jonas Renkse: Wisdom of Crowds (Kscope/Southbound)

Bruce Soord/Jonas Renkse: Wisdom of Crowds (Kscope/Southbound)

The return of progressive rock has been stealthy in the past decade with British bands like Muse, Anathema, Porcupine Tree (lead by Steven Wilson) and The Pineapple Thief (founder Bruce Soord)... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

PETER GREEN: IN THE SKIES and LITTLE DREAMER, CONSIDERED (1979/1980): The slight return in the late Seventies

PETER GREEN: IN THE SKIES and LITTLE DREAMER, CONSIDERED (1979/1980): The slight return in the late Seventies

The sad story of Sixties singer-guitarist and songwriter Peter Green (born Peter Greenbaum in 1946, of Bethnal Green) probably needs little repeating but the bare facts look like this.... > Read more

MOTOWN, THE FIRST TWO DECADES: There's a place in the sun

MOTOWN, THE FIRST TWO DECADES: There's a place in the sun

In 2009, Motown celebrated its 50th anniversary. Not that there was much to celebrate in 2009. The golden years for this classic and culture-shifting label had started to wither some three decades... > Read more