I woke up this morning greeted by the tracklist for Kode9 and The Spaceape’s follow-up to 2006′s seminal Memories of the Future and knowing that you’re all as geeky and obsessed with detail as I am, I vowed to post it with my usual medicated eagerness. Comprising 12 tracks, the only tune we’ve heard before is record namesake ‘Black Sun’ although its appearance here is in ‘Partial Eclipse Mix’ form…which you’ll probably have to listen to through a pinhole camera. Elsewhere there seems to be heavy collaboration from Cha Cha and more excitingly, the appearance of Flying Lotus on the record’s closing track, ‘Kryon’. There’s not really much else to say apart from the fact that ‘Bullet Against Bone’ sounds brutal and when I get the release, I’ll probably skip straight to it and listen cross-legged like a school girl at story time. 2011′s going to be exciting, isn’t it?
Black Sun is slated to drop on Hyperdub this April and just because you’ve been a good kid and read the whole post, I’ve attached a track from Memories of the Future. Wait, but where’s the tracklist? After the GD jump sunshine.
Note: A little while after I posted this Hyperdub announced that this isn’t the final tracklist on Twitter. I’ll keep you updated!
Today Flying Lotus of Cosmogramma infamy posted on Twitter saying that ‘Madlib called and said we should start getting to work on our album’. Madlib, a rapper and producer most notably known for his numerous collaborations, would surely prove to be an interesting complement to the complex and artistic work of Flying Lotus. Of course, who knows if there is any truth in this or whether FL is just taking the piss out of people like me and making me look like a right fool dammit! Still, it’s a curious prospect right?
Also, here’s a video from the Warp site entitled Inside the Codex: the Art of Cosmogramma. It’s short and a little pretentious, but you may as well watch it…you’d only spend the time touching yourself and eating Doritos anyway. The artist seems to live/work in a room reminiscent of some slow wizard’s watchtower from Merlin or another terrible fantasy show starring Mackenzie Crook as a birdman. The art is pretty sick though.
His latest album Cosmogramma has been astonishing the musical establishment since its release at the beginning of this month and here Flying Lotus talks to Apollo Magazine on the subject of influence and inspiration. The video is short and sweet, so I shall keep my copy similarly concise. Oldsy’s the man to talk to about the album anyway, wherever he is…
I would have posted this yesterday but I was predisposed, it’s pretty hard trying to update your blog and defeat circus crime at the same time you know.
Still, Mad Decent have dropped a free mixtape in the name of currently incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane and it’s dripping with talent. Comprising remixes from Gucci’s The Cold War Mixtapes, there are contributions from Diplo (obviously), Flying Lotus, Mumdance, DZ, Zomby and host of other impressive producers, it’s all very exciting.
What’s that? You don’t like Diplo? Think of this mixtape as a w(rap) of smack; even if you think you won’t like it, you’re probably going to end up loving it.*