ALBUM OF THE MONTH
Label: Warp Records
Release: Out Now
Arguably one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2014, ‘You’re Dead!’ finally landed in record stores across the world earlier this month. The LA Born producer, composer and rapper, Flying Lotus (AKA Steven Ellison) has already created a legacy for himself with four studio albums and multiple contributions to the world of film. Not one to blend in Ellison’s work has blended the lines between genres, but it is his latest EP that truly pushes the boundaries between conceptual beats, jazz and rock.
The album is made up of nineteen fast paced tracks averaging at two minutes has been designed to be listened to in one sitting, with no track quite able to stand alone. The album even has its own biography written by Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture. She describes ‘You’re Dead!’ as “a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife”. Quite a bold statement, considering we have no concept of what lies beyond.