And now for an unexpected break in our scheduled programming. If you're here expecting the third part of The 405 dissects Flying Lotus series, the one about Cosmogramma, that'll be running next Monday. Apologies. Having moved house last week, I've spent most of my time battling spiders with a hoover, moving furniture and cleaning gross old cooking utensils. So I haven't had as much time to write as I would have liked, and the third part is currently not of a standard deserving of the album or you readers. If you're reading this in the future and have no idea what I'm on about, you can read the first two parts of our Flying Lotus series here and here. I've been told that they're thoroughly "alright."

So, in lieu of a proper essay this week, I've compiled a playlist of the standout tracks throughout Flying Lotus' career. Considering that his music tends to work best as part of a unified album experience, most of the selections here are some of his louder, more bombastic numbers that actually make sense as individual tracks, but I've tried to keep this as varied as possible. I've also tried to look beyond his albums, to shine some light on some of his tracks that might not be so well known. So yeah, if you've seen the name Flying Lotus around a lot recently and have no idea who that is, this is a good place to start. Or, you know, you could read the essays on Flying Lotus if you haven't already and listen to the albums in full. Again, people have said that they're really "okay."

  • 1. '1983' [From 1983]
  • 2. 'Unexpected Delight' [From 1983]
  • 3. 'Tealeaf Dancers' (feat. Andreya Triana) [From Reset EP]
  • 4. 'Massage Situation' [From Reset EP]
  • 5. 'Breathe. Something/Stellar Star' [From Los Angeles]
  • 6. 'GNG BNG' [From Los Angeles]
  • 7. 'Testament' (feat. Gonjasufi) [From Los Angeles]
  • 8. 'Infinitium/Auntie's Harp' [From Los Angeles]
  • 9. 'Endless White' [From L.A. EP3 X 3]
  • 10. 'Quakes' [From Warp Records Sampler 2010]
  • 11. 'Zodiac Shit' [From Cosmogramma]
  • 12. 'Do the Astral Plane' [From Cosmogramma]
  • 13. 'Galaxy in Janaki' [From Cosmogramma]
  • 14. 'Time Vampires' [From Pattern+Grid World]
  • 15. 'Getting There' [From Until the Quiet Comes]
  • 16. 'Heave(n)' [From Until the Quiet Comes]
  • 17. 'The Nightcaller' [From Until the Quiet Comes]
  • 18. 'The Stonecutters' [From Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack]
  • 19. 'Flotus' [From Ideas + Drafts + Loops]
  • 20. 'An Xbox Killed My Dog' [From Ideas + Drafts + Loops]
  • 21. 'Never Catch Me' [From You're Dead!]
  • 22. 'Coronus, The Terminator' [From You're Dead!]