Okay, there should be a FlyLo thread. Giving it a bit of a think, he has to be one of my favourite active musicians right now. He has always provided quality work ever since his very early material (July Heat) and now he's truly elevated himself above...pretty much everyone else. Cosmogramma was a remarkable work which caught me off guard with how unique it was and then he released my favourite album of 2012, Until the Quiet Comes which was unbelievable. Main reason why I have decided to start this thread is because he's gone into promotional mode for his new album You're Dead!.
Artwork for this album was done by the demented and talented Shintaro Kago. He's revealing the tracklisting through art pieces by Kago. Known album guests include Herbie Hancock and Kendrick Lamar, which is awesome. The official tumblr page where he's posting all this occasionally decides to screw up on me every few seconds though. http://officialflylo.tumblr.com/
Anyway, I'm excited about hearing this album- he says it's like nothing else out there right now, it's weird and proggy, Captain Murphy will make appearances, it's darker than his previous work but there's a balance and a sense of humour to it. It's also his jazziest album yet (UtQC was pretty much electronic jazz), more on the jazz:
I felt like I wanted to hear jazz go in this direction. I’ve been wanting to make a record that’s like a contemporary jazz record, not like what you hear in coffee shop jazz records. I wanted to make something that if Miles Davis could imagine what music would be like [today] it would be like this. I want it to be something that wouldn’t let him down. I wouldn’t want it to be some shit that sounds like him, I want it to be some shit that be like, “Wow, what the fuck are they on over there?” That’s a pretty bold statement, right?
So overall it's pretty exciting and I can't wait to hear it. A sample or something, whatever. Some new material he performed live earlier this year:
Here's some of his earlier work:
With his old live band:
As his rap alter ego Captain Murphy (a lot of people, me included, are waiting for his full length album to come out):
He also runs a record label called Brainfeeder, which features great artists like Thundercat, Azizi Gibson and Taylor McFerrin.