Hi! Last week, to celebrate his 300,000 followers on twitter, the one that we know under the name of Flying Lotus posted a link via twitter that allows everyone to access some of his greatest ideas, drafts and loops.
Question: Can “Ideas + Drafts + Loops” be considered as an actual album?
To be honest, I believe so. To me an album is a collection of songs, recordings, that an artist put together in a certain order and is listenable. Now by listenable, I don’t mean that it is beautiful to listen, but that it can actually be listened, heard by anyone. In that way an album can be for private and/or public use. And that is what “Ideas + Drafts + Loops” is!
24 tracks that are gathered, once more, by Steven Ellison to take us on one of many beautiful, poetic, cosmic and elegant journeys into sound. Starting with a very light, joyful and nostalgic track (“About That Time”), “Ideas + Drafts + Loops” is one of these unexpected releases that needs a lot of attention. Some tracks (“Flotus”, “An Xbox Killed My Dog”, “Coswerved Draftare”) are literally ideas/loops that you usually don’t want to use or that you’ll eventually use as a transition track during a live set or an interlude.
They are a lot of guest on this “Ideas + Drafts + Loops”. From Captain Murphy to the deceased DJ Mehdi, passing by Viktor Vaughn, Thundercat, Mapei and others, the album feels very emotional and filled with nostalgia.
Finally, I’d like to ad that “Ideas + Drafts + Loops” is my favorite musical release of the year.
Now, if you haven’t gave it a listen yet, here’s the official link to download it.
Don’t be afraid.
Download. Listen. Enjoy. Support.
Have a sound day.