So here I am to give you guys the real talk on Flying Lotus‘ new album Until the Quiet Comes. Me being the type of man I am, I am not one to beat around the bush or hype up something that does not properly deserve it. But damn, I kid you not…. This album is…. Genius? Yeah, something along those lines. With features like Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Niki Randa, Thom Yorke and Laura Darlington, this album is like the soundtrack to a dream. The album opens up with a elegant sound that maintains through out the whole album. But as you get deeper into it and the beats start to knock, it’s like a calm fury. A relaxing sound with enough force to toss you off of a cliff. I can promise you that you will be going back to make sure that what you just heard was, in fact, real. It is more then worth the 10 or so dollars it’s selling for. If this is the first Flying Lotus album you’re ever listening to, then allow me to tell you to listen to it more then once. Trust me.
The album’s entire vibe feels celestial. Smooth and soothing sounds that will put you in a relaxed trance. Even his hard-hitting beats make you want to get up and move, while at the same time, keep you in a peaceful vibe. One track that pops out is “Getting There (feat. Nikki Randa).” It has a heavy bass that is shrouded in many different layers of soothing sounds along with Nikki Randa’s soft voice. It puts you in a very nice grey area between neck-snapping beat of an early Pete Rock or J Dilla beat, and a soothing vibe out track like Miles Davis‘ “Blue In Green”. This feeling is felt throughout the whole album, but with slight tweaks to keep you interested. When this album is finally finished, you will feel as if you just woke up from a dream.
With all of this being said, I honestly don’t think there is a flaw in this album. I feel it is a piece of abstract art and everyone will probably get very different things from it. But I can assure you, whatever you get from it, you will enjoy this album. Just like the rest of his albums, it’s an experience; it’s not just something you listen to when you have an hour to blow. If you are reading this review, listen to this album. It will be 10 dollars you will never regret spending.