We’ve waited five long years for a new LP from Flying Lotus, via Warp Records. Steven Ellison has kept busy in the time since 2014’s “You’re Dead!”, largely by making music for films and directing his own movies, but he’s given us precious little in the way of new music.
One listen to “Flamagra” and you understand why this thing took so long. This is the sort of album that needs half a decade to reach its final form. A record of huge range, “Flamagra” finds Flying Lotus applying the directorial scope of his screen output to his music. Even by Ellison’s standards, “Flamagra” is an ambitious record – and it’s also the sort of thing that only Ellison could pull off.