Over the weekend Flying Lotus stopped by BBC Radio 6 to talk with Gilles Peterson about his new album Until The Quiet Comes, due out tomorrow on Warp Records.
During the interview Peterson chats with Flying Lotus aka Steven Ellison about his childhood in California, his formative influences (from Stravinsky to Snoop Dog), and how his experiences traveling surface in his music. The brain-fever electronic mastermind behind 2010’s Cosmogramma also discusses the underlying narrative structure of his new album, and how so many seemingly different elements coalesced to become this project.
This session is a good remedy for any Flying Lotus fan who is currently dying of anticipation, as it features Ellison’s collaborations with both Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu. And apart from the tracks themselves, there is also something compelling about hearing Ellison talk so earnestly about the hypnotic power of Coltrane.
Another highlight is hearing the L.A. musician discuss the moment when dubstep “happened” –a festival where he saw Benga perform “Pleasure.” The full interview is available here (beginning at the 1:47:00 mark). You can also watch this tantalizing preview of the new album on repeat below to help pass the time until tomorrow. [Potholes In My Blog]