Cosmogramma

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Cosmogramma
Studio album by Flying Lotus
Released 20 April 2010 (2010-04-20)
Recorded 2009
Genre Electronic, experimental, left-field hip hop,[1] nu jazz[2]
Length 45:36
Label Warp
Producer Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus chronology
L.A. EP 3 X 3
(2009)
Cosmogramma
(2010)
Pattern+Grid World
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club A[5]
Robert Christgau (A–)[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
NME (8/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[11]
Spin (8/10)[12]
The Times 5/5 stars[13]

Cosmogramma is an album by Flying Lotus, released on May 3, 2010, on Warp Records.[14] The title comes from an incident when he was listening to an Ashram lecture from his great-aunt Alice Coltrane and he misheard the words "cosmic drama" as cosmogramma.[15]

The album was awarded the top spot in Exclaim! Magazine's annual ranking of electronic albums. Dimitri Nasrallah writes of Flying Lotus, "In the five years since he first appeared on the scene, the Los Angeles native's talents have grown in such leaps and bounds that he now finds himself pioneering a full-blown West-Coast beats renaissance."[16] More recently, it was ranked the 14th best album of 2010 by Pitchfork Media [17] and #1 album of the year at the Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards 2011.[18] The song "...And the World Laughs with You" was featured in the HBO TV series True Blood (season 4, episode 2).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Flying Lotus, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Clock Catcher"     1:12
2. "Pickled!"     2:14
3. "Nose Art"     1:58
4. "Intro//A Cosmic Drama"     1:11
5. "Zodiac Shit"     2:48
6. "Computer Face//Pure Being"     2:33
7. "...And the World Laughs with You" (featuring Thom Yorke) Flying Lotus, Thom Yorke 2:55
8. "Arkestry"     2:51
9. "MmmHmm" (featuring Thundercat) Flying Lotus, Stephen Bruner 4:15
10. "Do the Astral Plane"     3:58
11. "Satelllliiiiiiiteee"     3:49
12. "German Haircut"     1:57
13. "Recoiled"     3:37
14. "Dance of the Pseudo Nymph"     2:47
15. "Drips//Auntie's Harp"     2:10
16. "Table Tennis" (featuring Laura Darlington) Flying Lotus, Laura Darlington 3:02
17. "Galaxy in Janaki"     2:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Martinez – guitar (track 16)
  • Dorian Concept (Oliver Thomas Johnson) – keyboard (track 11)
  • Laura Darlington – vocals (track 16)
  • Low Leaf – keyboard (track 14)
  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – strings and string arrangements (tracks 4, 5, 10, 15, 17)
  • Niki Randa – vocals (track 4)
  • Ravi Coltrane – tenor saxophone (tracks 8, 12)
  • Rebekah Raff – harp (tracks 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17)
  • Richard Eigner – drums (track 12)
  • Thom Yorke – vocals (track 7)
  • Thundercat (Stephen Bruner) – bass (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17), vocals (tracks 9, 14)
  • Todd Simon – trumpet (track 10)

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