You're Dead! is the fifth studio album by American music producer Steven Ellison, under the alias of Flying Lotus. It was released on October 6, 2014, by Warp Records. Ellison recorded You're Dead! in his home in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2014, using Ableton Live and other instruments and software. Like his previous albums, Cosmogramma and Until the Quiet Comes, You're Dead! features extensive contributions from Thundercat, who plays bass guitar on nearly every track and provides vocals on several
You’re Dead! is Flying Lotus’s fifth studio album, and his first album that features his rapping (other than Duality by his alter ego Captain Murphy). It is a concept album about death - which actually started as a joke: Why don’t we make some shit that just kills everybody? The album takes the listener on a journey, starting with death and moving on from there.
His fifth album, You're Dead!, has the stated theme of the one thing every single human has in common, and just about every conceivable style of music is prone to address: the inevitability and condition of death, and how mysterious it really is. Like many people who've grown past 30 years old, Steven Ellison has lost some important people in his life. Flying Lotus has the notion that death should be the only limiting factor, and when he's put out a work that wrings beauty out of that very thing, what's the point of fearing anything?
You’re Dead isn’t just an album; it’s a personal interpretation of life’s final chapter and the uncertainty beyond. It’s full scope will demand your undivided attention from start to finish and its interpretation is as ambiguous as the unknown forces that inspired it. Flying Lotus has produced a conceptual gem that travels seamlessly from beginning to end whilst unravelling an impossible story through a trademark array of progressive soundscapes and a cohesion that I’m now convinced only he is capable of. Read Full Article. Streetsnaps: Flying Lotus.
Flying Lotus has added a new realm to his universe, answering one of life's biggest questions in the process.
Flying Lotus and sundry guests embark on a spiritual journey inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, via fusion jazz and a heady meld of electronic and hip-hop beats. Snoop Dogg memorializes a dead gangbanger on Dead Man’s Tetris, a bouncy flurry of 8-bit digital sounds that ranks as the album’s most satirical moment. More serious is Never Catch Me, where Kendrick Lamar portrays death as the freeing of one’s soul. The tone shifts from intense to dreamy and introspective as the . producer imagines a psychedelic trip beyond this mortal coil
On Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, Ellison employs a variety of tools to get his vision across: twisted samples, Thundercat basslines and appearances by Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Kimbra, and more. He even enlists his rapping alter-ego Captain Murphy, marking the first official crossover of the two projects. But the beauty of a Flying Lotus record is that no moment or cameo is a star; all the parts merge together to form one cohesive, dizzying whole. Similar Albums: Thundercat – Apocalypse Prefuse 73 – One Word Extinguisher Badbadnotgood – III. Oct 7, 2014Jeff Terich. Home Flying Lotus : You’re Dead.
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! by Adam Kivel. on October 08, 2014, 12:02am. The million ideas and motifs crammed into its flowing 38 minutes makes it tempting to call You’re Dead! a head-rush, but that’s underselling it - Ellison tunnels that time-hole straight through the skull, as illustrated on the album’s cover. The key, though, is that like Slaughterhouse-Five‘s Billy Pilgrim, Ellison finds life and death unstuck from their usual places in time. The exclamation mark in the title isn’t a scare tactic, but rather an insistence on death’s unavoidable reality.