Thom Yorke Guests on Flying Lotus' Forthcoming Album, Imbues It With Avatar-like Qualities



Steven Ellison, a.k.a. futuristic beatmaker Flying Lotus, has already made quite a name for himself with his brand of psychedelic instrumental hip-hop, best showcased on 2008's stunning Los Angeles. But getting Radiohead front man Thom Yorke to guest on his new record? That's big, man -- like, Avatar big.

Alright, so FlyLo probably won't be breaking box office records any time soon -- but one can hope that Yorke's appearance on Cosmogramma, FlyLo's second full-length for Warp scheduled for release May 4, will get the man some more mainstream attention (as if a New Yorker profile doesn't attract enough heat). The 17-track Cosmogramma will also feature appearances by singer Laura Darlington (who provided vocals on the meditative Los Angeles closer "Auntie's Lock/Infinitum") and sax virtuoso Ravi Coltrane -- the latter of which is related to Flying Lotus through aunt and jazz legend Alice Coltrane. The more you know!

That's the insanely hypnotic cover art above; peep Cosmogramma's tracklist after the jump.

01 Clock Catcher
02 Pickled!
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 ..And The World Laughs With You ft. Thom Yorke
08 Arkestry
09 Mmmhmm ft.Thundercat
10 Do The Astral Plane
11 Satelllliiiiiteee
12 German Haircut
13 Recoiled
14 Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie's Harp
16 Table Tennis ft. Laura Darlington
17 Galaxy In Janaki

Thom Yorke Guests on Flying Lotus' Forthcoming Album, Imbues It With Avatar-like Qualities