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“Do the Astral Plane” is Flying Lotus’ late-album reminder that you’re supposed to be having fun. Forget all the self-serious overanalyzing. Don’t mind the perfect scores and the dazed, knee-jerk responses like “blown away” or “shit-hot.” Enjoy precisely what holds this collage of experiments above its pretensions: you can laugh, long and hard.  From that goofy opening beatbox to the sweeping strings, right down to the album’s most generous and easily digestible beat, Flying Lotus bounds across the line between cred-approved irony and actually surrendering to these melodramatic DJ tropes, amping up each element in an ascending escalator of synths and horns. Anything goes by the time you’re thinking “free jazz” at the expense of Nintendo glitches. I can only imagine what “do the astral plane” can mean for a track this flamboyant and sexy.

Note: This youtube version of the song includes the outro of “Mmmhmm,” the track preceding this on Cosmogramma. This is preferable for your listening pleasure for the sake of continuity and, well, it’s great. Just really great. Tell all your friends.

Cosmogramma was released May 4th on Warp Records





scissorlocked
05.10.10
this record is kinda hard to digest,but is also very adventurous

Prophet178
05.10.10
Scanners rules, so does FlyLo.

Deviant.
05.10.10
Probably the best song Flylo has ever done

DFelon204409
05.10.10
"Do The Astral Plain" = If the new Four Tet album wasn't boring.

plane
05.10.10
Anyone else get a "One More Time" vibe?

Deviant.
05.10.10
A slight Daft Punk vibe, but only a little for me

Skyler
05.11.10
Best song on the album.

Tits McGee
05.11.10
nice scanners pic and sick song

Satellite
05.11.10
Album is utterly boner inducing.

plane
05.11.10
does it make your head explode

lobby
05.12.10
I prefer Dance of the Pseudo Nymph, friggin crazy shit

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