What we said:
Though LA’s Steven Ellison
’s been impressing Warp aficionados since 2008, 2010’s Cosmogramma
was the release that truly cemented the Flying Lotus legend. Showcasing his long-standing love for Dilla-esque hip-hop, and the jazz influences he doubtless inherited as great nephew of Alice Coltrane
, his unanimously-acclaimed third album pioneered a neo-psychedelic take on leftfield electronica. It’s a path he doesn’t deviate radically from for the follow-up. There is, however, a markedly more nocturnal feel to Until The Quiet Comes
, and on this latest set of glitch-laden adventures he takes guest stars Erykah Badu
, Thom Yorke
along for the ride too. Superb.