SUNDAY MORNING SUBLIME: ALICE COLTRANE & FLYING LOTUS

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Absolute classic album from one of my Special Ladies.

This track in particular is one of my all time favourite tracks.

The fact that she created music like this is remarkable.

It’s an extra special bonus that she was also the wife of the genius John Coltrane.

FLYING LOTUS

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I was reminded to post the above Alice Coltrane track after I recently heard a Flying Lotus mix, in which, he kicks off with a different, but another glorious, Alice Coltrane track.

For those of you not in the know, Flying Lotus is the great-nephew of the Coltrane’s.

Sometimes, I wonder whether that really pushed him into the limelight?

The family connection appears to be quite apparent image wise, judging by the above photo which is not too disimilair to something quite sacred:

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Although I do “like” his stuff, I’m not fully convinced by it.  I always feel a little short changed by it.  It promises so much yet does not fully deliver upon it’s initial suggested promise.

Of course, thousands will disagree with this assesment because he is an almost universally crtitcically acclaimed artist, but that doesn’ mean I ought to agree with that, does it!

I said to someone recently that it’s kinda airy-fairy-floaty and kinda stuck in limbo land, trying to get somewhere but never reaching its destination, but “without” the airy-fairy-floaty-“feeling” and I like the airy-fairy-floaty “feeling”!

What I cannot doubt is that this looks like an AWESOME MEGA MONSTER mix and just by look at the tracklisting, the propect of this mix will leave you salivating at the mouth.

However, it’s not a cohesive mix, in fact it seems to be all over the shop, and like his music, doesn’t really deliver upon the promise of the tracklisting :-(

Thanks to LG for the Alice Coltrane reminder 😉

FLYING LOTUS ESSENTIAL MIX

Alice Coltrane – Galaxy In Turiya
Charlie Hayden and Egberto Gisomonti and Gonjasufi – Testament
Flying Lotus – Massage Situation (Stripped)
Dimlite – Sun Sized Twinkles
Flying Lotus feat Dolly – Robertaflack
Flying Lotus – Robertaflack (Mike Slott Reflunk)
Ahu – I Know All The Bitches (Bullion mix)
Heralds Of Change – Amuse
Carlos Y Gaby – Happy Summer Solstice
Pudge – Yung Infamous
Dorothy Ashby – Myself When Young
Nosaj Thing – Bach
LL – Turf Day
Flying Lotus – Infinitum (Dimlite mix)
Clark – Springtime Epigram
Burial – Shutta
Blank Blue – Blank Blue (Flying Lotus mix)
Daedelus – Im String Struck
MHE – ?
Daedelus and Madvillain – Experience/Accordion (Flying Lotus live mix)
Hudson Mohawke – Zoo0000oom
Rustie – Black Block (remix)
Teebs and Jackhigh – Idea 1 (Clutch)
Matthewdavid – Tallahassee Tapes
Martyn and Flying Lotus – Vancouver/Pet Monster Shotglass
Fulgeance – Chico (Dorian Concept mix)
Joker – Solid State
Rusko – Moanerz
Daddy Kev – Invite8
Ras G – Star Messenger
Madlib – Unreleased Gem
SAMIYAM – Cheesecake Backslap
Knowledge – Dawn
Flyamsam – Princess Toadstool
Sa-Ra – Hollywood
Muhsinah and Flying Lotus – With Me/Melt
Flying Lotus – Dissecto
Flying Lotus – Breathe
Mike Slott – Home
Flying Lotus – Sangria Spin Cycles (ambient mix)
Danny Breaks – Cosmic Dust
Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel (Free The Robots mix)
SAMIYAM – Falafel Cannon
Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel
Slum Village – Players (instrumental mix)
Flying Lotus – Cackle
Slum Village – Raise It Up
Osborne – Definition Of A Breakdown
Baron Zen – Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk mix)
Mono/Poly – Needsdeodorantbitch
Chocolate Star and Nelly Furtado – Stay With Me/Promiscuous
Gonjasufi – Suzie Q
Kiing Midas – Lost (Flying Lotus live mix)
Rusko and Flying Lotus – Terminal3 / Tea Leaf (Dancers live mix)
Daedelus – Hours Minutes Seconds (beat invitational version)
Kode9 and Flying Lotus – Kryon
Zomby – Spliff Dub (Rustie mix)
Busta Rhymes – What Up
SAMIYAM – Crystal Lake
Weather Report – River People
SAMIYAM – Flintstone Car
Flying Lotus – Backpack Caviar
Radiohead – Reckoner (Flying Lotus mix)
Bjork – All Is Full Of Love
Broadcast – Winter Now
Portishead – Elysium
Linda Perhacks – Hey Now Who Really Cares
Flying Lotus – Infinitum (Exile mix)
Flying Lotus – Live Set Practice Run

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