Pattern+Grid World

~ Release group by Flying Lotus

EP

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Pattern+Grid World CD 99 Beat Records (Japanese electronic) BRE-32 4523132180328
Pattern+Grid World CD 7 Warp WAP308CD 0801061930820
Pattern+Grid World 12" Vinyl 7 Warp WAP308 0801061930813
Promotion
Pattern+Grid World EP (2 Track Sampler) CD-R 2 Warp WAP308CDP

Relationships

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/278719 [info]
Wikidata: Q7148355 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Pattern+Grid World [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/flying_lotus/pattern_grid_world/ [info]
reviews: http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15685/reviews/4141113 [info]
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14643-pattern-grid-world-ep/ [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dp4z [info]
http://www.factmag.com/2010/09/21/flying-lotus-pattern-grid-world/ [info]

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Is Flying Lotus the most interesting artist working in hip hop today? With so many contenders, it would be a silly claim to make, but his work is undoubtedly fascinating. Expectations are high after the wonderfully imaginative album Cosmogramma, released earlier this year. The title of this seven-track, 20-minute EP suggests it's a companion piece to the album; which is, in fact, the case.

Opener Clay is a busy, sci-fi workout, the whole thing threatening to pull itself apart at the seams such is the pressure of the heavily textured rhythm. The impact is psychedelic and well-night irresistible. The charmingly titled (and only slightly tempting) Kill Your Co-Workers spends nearly a minute in lighthearted toy-town mode before speeding into the distance on 8-bit video game sonics that recall Cosmogramma's prologue, Clock Catcher.

Pie Face maintains the frenetic pace before Time Vampires slows things down for a busy, trippy couple of minutes that are the musical equivalent of the morning after a really heavy night. High-pitched flutes dance in wayward fashion until a whole pack of knitting needles, some one-note humming and what might just be a chorus exclaiming "Cheese!" arrives to divest itself of Jurassic Notion/M Theory.

Camera Day is hazy and drenched in woozy sunlight, then Physics for Everyone! wraps things up with a hypnotic and all too brief rhythm/melody workout. Pattern + Grid World may sound like an addendum to Cosmogramma, but it's no less essential for that.

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