Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Year, New Archive

Over tha past coupel of months (with a holdiaybreak over the end of Decemeber, natually), I've been on a mission to acquire some fairly obsucre things not only for myslef but so I can post them here and hopefully lessen the search for any others interested in the material. This has been our mission statement with all previous archive posts, the target of today's being none other than Flying Lotus. In addition to the 4000x4000 version of the You're Dead! album art above, I have some tasty findings to share with you all today. More on that in a second, but first a Los Angeles-era B-Side.

Flying Lotus - My Chippy [click to download] |HTML5|

First of which is from a bootleg (maybe?) compilation called LA Times. I'd imagine it came bundled with the paper at some point but I can't find any solid info one way or the other, googling "Flying Lotus LA Times" will get you a bunch of results but none in relation to this release. Anyway, I'd reccomend it for anyone like me who is in need of more deliciously compressed Los Angeles style wonkiness, it's not so difficult to get a hold of if you tweak your search terms a litle. Heat Wave is a short sharp glimpse into that world.

Flying Lotus - Heat Wave [click to download] |HTML5|

Lastly, the fruits of a collab between FlyLo and Samiyam, portmanteau'd into FLYamSAM. Their stuff appears on a couple of legit compilations, but some kind soul put them all together (and a few bonus ones) onto a bootleg compilation simply called Bootleg Beats. There's some failiar tunes on there but the standout by far for me is The Offbeat, one of th etunes which did appear on legit compilations. It again definitley has that Los Angeles sound to it, with maybe a smidgen of the sounds of Pattern + Grid World too, which is the exact style that drew me to FlyLo in the first place. I can't belive this one was under my radar for so long, I've given it a ton of play over the last few months and now here's hoping you will too.

FLYamSAM - The Offbeat [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

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