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Album Review: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

30 September 2014 | 1:38 pm | Christopher H James

"You’re Dead may be Mr Lotus’ deepest offering to date"

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When an artist releases a record inspired by friends’ deaths, it’s not unreasonable to expect a dour treatise in funereal dirges and gloomy reflections on their own mortality. Flying Lotus confirms his astonishing lateral-mindedness with a document that conceives of life and death as a singular psychedelic journey. And what a journey it is; as the astro-rock of Fkn Dead smashes into the panicky verbiage of Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat’s fidgety bass skips over Tesla and Niki Randa ghosts through Coronus, The Terminator. You’re Dead may be Mr Lotus’ deepest offering to date.