Captain Murphy, “Cosplay”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.15.14 in Listen to This

So that’s why Flying Lotus shared the ‘origin story’ of his alter ego Captain Murphy earlier this week — because the manic MC just delivered a new song to Adult Swim’s ongoing series of free digital singles. Available for download on Monday and streaming a few days early here, “Cosplay” shares a few similarities with two of FlyLo’s admitted influences: Madlib and Tyler, the Creator. Like the former’s Quasimoto project and most of Tyler’s solo tracks, Captain Murphy is deliberately cartoonish, a way of exposing one’s id through inhuman effects, queasy B-movie breaks and drunken beats. A comic book come to life essentially, ensuring that all bets are now off.