Slide Show: Flying Lotus at Roseland
Even the biggest fans on Flying Lotus’s music have no idea what to expect at a live show. Through listening to any one of his five records you get the impression of boundary bending electronic producer with serious sensibilities in any and all genres. His latest, October release You’re Dead, is a cavernous 20-song, 38-minute maze of free jazz, progressive funk, and psychedelic electronics. The stage rendering of You’re Dead, though, is a wholly new experience from anything Flying Lotus has waxed—congruous only by vague, ill-defining descriptors like ambitious, mesmerizing, groundbreaking, etc. It’s not a light show and it’s not a video: it’s a hypnotic display of 3D visual effects.