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'You're Dead!' is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.
The enduring universe of Lotus' supporting cast has expanded and evolved to feature in order of appearance, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside mindblowing original artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago.
Speaking of history and future, the pairing of jazz legend Herbie Hancock and Flying Lotus is a supreme highlight of 'You're Dead!'. Playing the Fender Rhodes, the iconic electric piano that Hancock himself popularized over myriad essential recordings, the meeting of two generations of jazz fusion innovators is a historic occasion.
"It was the coolest," says Flying Lotus of working with Hancock. "In the middle of a take he'll tell you a story about Miles Davis for 20 minutes. I was really flattered that he wanted to be a part of my music."
The twosome challenged themselves. "We were trying to figure out how to make a jazz record that feels new. We said, what if Miles came and they showed him all the jazz records made today. We wanted to have a jazz record that would fuck him up."
"The album isn't about the end, it's really the beginning. It's a celebration of the next experience. It's the transition and the confusion. It's not 'hey you're dead.' It's 'hey you're dead!'" - Flying Lotus
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre||Dance / Alternative|
|Music Genre Primary||Dance|
|Music Genre Secondary||Alternative|
- 1. Theme
- 2. Tesla
- 3. Cold Dead
- 4. Fkn Dead
- 5. Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- 6. Dead Man's Tetris (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
- 7. Turkey Dog Coma
- 8. Stirring
- 9. Coronus, the Terminator
- 10. Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
- 11. Turtles
- 12. Ready err Not
- 13. Eyes Above
- 14. Moment of Hesitation
- 15. Descent Into Madness (feat. Thundercat)
- 16. The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep (feat. Captain Murphy)
- 17. Obligatory Cadence
- 18. Your Potential//The Beyond (feat. Niki Randa)
- 19. The Protest
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