There’s a moment near the beginning of Interstellar where Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) laments the fading ambition of our species. “Perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers,” he says. Art invites the same exploration. A blend of the personal and universal excites a probing mind, which is probably why Flying Lotus found death to be such a perfect avenue for creative exploration on his new album You’re Dead! All humans struggle against it, but not all of us will create something beautiful out of that struggle. I’d argue that in the live realm, FlyLo has. At his show at Portland’s Roseland Theater, his eyes glowed from behind a mask, and he raised his arms up as the screens in front and behind him pulsed and flickered. It was remarkable to watch the producer’s electronic and jazz fusion as it becomes another piece of his story.
Flying Lotus @ Roseland Theater, November 17, 2014
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