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Sample YOU’RE DEAD, the New Flying Lotus Album (NSFW)

Boy do we have something wild for your ears and eyes today: Flying Lotus has just released a sampler from his upcoming album You’re Dead, which you can view/listen to/experience below. Caution, there’s a little bit of illustrated nudity and gore in there, so consider this video NSFW.

The October 7 release will feature guest performers like Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Captain Murphy lending vocals to what sounds like a full-on musical freakout, accompanied by gory art, veering away from some of his previous, more downtempo work. It sounds like a little of fellow Warp affiliate Squarepusher’s work (particularly from his Hello Everything era), which is extremely exciting.

Flying Lotus released a statement about the meaning of album’s title:

“The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning. It’s a celebration of the next experience. It’s the transition and the confusion. It’s not ‘hey you’re dead.’ It’s ‘hey you’re dead!’”

- Flying Lotus

If you’re wondering about the visuals, they’re from Japanese guro (gross-out violence and gore) artist Shintaro Kago, whose series Super-Conductive Brains Parataxis was serialized in Shonen Jump in Japan. But the artwork reminds me a bit of Shou Tajima’s work. You can see more of the graphic and mesmerizing work on Flying Lotus’ Tumblr.

Here’s the full You’re Dead tracklist:

01. Theme
02. Tesla (feat. Herbie Hancock)
03. Cold Dead
04. Fkn Dead
05. Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
06. Dead Man’s Tetris (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
07. Turkey Dog Coma
08. Stirring
09. Coronus, the Terminator
10. Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
11. Turtles
12. Ready Err Not
13. Eyes Above
14. Moment of Hesitation (feat. Herbie Hancock)
15. Descent Into Madness (feat. Thundercat)
16. The Boy Who Died in Their Sleep (feat. Captain Murphy)
17. Obligatory Cadence
18. Your Potential // The Beyond (feat. Niki Randa)
19. The Protest

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