18/08/2018: “Do The Astral Plane” by Flying Lotus


FlyLo makes the sort of experimental electronic music that could be described as “challenging”. But there are a few of his songs that are easy for non-fans to quickly get into.

“Do The Astral Plane” is a nice example of this. The song is kept grounded by a 4 to the floor beat, without any particularly crazy rhythms on the percussion. There’s interesting stuff going on, but it isn’t some freeform jazz track.

The spacey vocal harmonies mesh with the luxurious strings (and buzzy bassline) to create an exotic soundscape, conjuring images of some sort of retro-futuristic Indian city.

The song was released on 2010’s Cosmogramma, and is one of the standout tracks of the album.

On another level…

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