Flying Lotus Shares Previously Unreleased Thundercat Collaborations [LISTEN]
Brainfeeder label lead Steven Ellison, AKA Flying Lotus, kicked-off spring by uploading three new tracks to his Soundcloud. Two of the cuts are previously unreleased collaborations with Thundercat. The third is an alternate version of "Turkey Dog Coma" from 2014's full-length album You're Dead!.
The two tracks with Thundercat, titled "NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010" and "Haleys Line//thundercat," come from the pair's studio sessions preceding You're Dead!.
"No Feeer" features a frenetic chaos of synths and horns. Listen to it below, and check out the bizarre choice of accompanying image featuring Macaulay Culkin making his Home Alone face.
"Haleys Line" plays like a lesson out of a jazz 101 class, with an added emphasis on the lower end. Give it a listen, below.
The "alt experiment" of "Turkey Dog Coma" is a song within itself, but its magic lies in what it reveals about FlyLo's process. The experimental parts in this version wind up at the end of the track on the album. Listen below.
When confirming that all three tracks were recorded during the You're Dead! sessions, a representative for FlyLo also stated that the producer would be uploading more "random stuff" from those studio sessions, Pitchfork reports.
The newly shared songs follow last year's deluxe edition of You're Dead! that included additional instrumentals and other bonus cuts. 2015 also saw the producer forming WOKE with Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces, including the new project's collaboration with George Clinton titled "The Lavishments of Light Looking," Rolling Stone points out.
Prior to uploading the previously unheard cuts, 2016 thus far has seen FlyLo focus on film soundtracks. Last month, he was featured alongside director J. J. Abrams on Rick Rubin's Star Wars Headspace compilation. Before that, he scored the Eddie Alcazar-directed short film FUCKKKYOUUU.