Flying Lotus, “Coronus, The Terminator”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.18.14 in Listen to This

It’s unclear whether the new Flying Lotus single can be traced back to a few strains of Greek mythology or is merely name-dropping the king of the Lapiths who was killed by Heracles. Considering how You’re Dead! (Warp, October 7) appears to chart someone’s journey into the afterlife, “Coronus, The Terminator” could be seen as the score to a transient state between this astral plane and the unknown. And as such, it’s caught in the clouds a bit, setting a sluggish beat against a high note-hitting, dream-weaving duet between singer Niki Randa and FlyLo himself. You read that right — the guy isn’t just a producer or Adult Swim-endorsed rapper. He sings now too.