Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus’ new album You’re Dead! is less a world all its own than a big bang—an entire universe exploding in real time, with a top-flight collection of contributors performing at their limit to help create something as intensely philosophical as it is intensely musical. The much-touted guest spots by Kendrick Lamar and Snoop offer hooks to hold on to, but Lotus and collaborators like Thundercat and Herbie Hancock are focused on exploring the ultimate unexplored territory: As the title explains, You’re Dead! is about the next world, the next level or simply…the next. There’s powerful visionary inspiration at work here a la later Miles Davis or Mahavishnu Orchestra, and if You’re Dead! is exhausting, that's because it’s not afraid to commit to a journey. Seekers, this album holds something you've been looking for.

Wed., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., 2014

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