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A cosmic adventure of sorts, Flying Lotus serves up an otherworldly storyline in this supremely imaginative video to the tune of "MmmHmm". The track is from his recently released album Cosmogramma: Flying Lotus' self-proclaimed "space opera", so the video makes sense. Like the song that accompanies it, the video is certainly something worth getting lost in. Me? I'm not so concerned with how it all comes together but rather just enjoy finding visual moments that resonate the most. Like the strange techni-colored figure lurking somewhere in the middle of this thing.

Artist Bio

Experimental electronic music producer Flying Lotus, born Steven Ellison, is a grandson of songwriter Marilyn McLeod (the co-writer of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover"), as well as a great-nephew of pianist Alice Coltrane, and therefore a cousin of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Ellison made beats for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim network before releasing his debut full-length, 1983, which resembled the work of fellow avant-garde hip-hop producers Madlib, J Dilla, and Ammoncontact on Plug Research in 2006. Following the six-song EP Reset, he released his second full-length, Los Angeles, on Warp in 2008. A three-part series of satellite EPs consisting of remixes and additional productions trailed through the next year. Cosmogramma, his third and most complex album, was issued on the same label in 2010, while the relatively pared-down Until the Quiet Comes followed in 2012. His additional production and remix work is scattered across dozens of releases on revered labels such as Tectonic, Hyperdub, Ghostly International, and Ninja Tune -- the last of which is the distributor of his Brainfeeder label, home to the likes of the Gaslamp Killer, Austin Peralta, Martyn, and Thundercat.



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Flying Lotus

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