Flying Lotus // Cosmogramma
Flying Lotus takes a crowbar to musical categories on 2010's Cosmogramma. Wrenching apart hip-hop, jazz, and IDM, he fashions a ladder to the stars out of the splinters. Building on the psychedelic beat music of his previous releases, he looks to Thundercat's wily electric bass and Rebekah Raff's gossamer harp to add melody and movement. Thom Yorke even guests on one song. But the album's dynamic swirl of color and texture remains a radically democratic affair—a collective attempt to unlock hidden reaches of consciousness.