Yasuke Flying Lotus - Yasuke

As the soundtrack to the Netflix anime series of the same name, ‘Yasuke’ is a step in a new direction and possibly the most accessible album yet from the polymath-like Flying Lotus.

Based around the synthesised tones of the Yamaha CS-60, immediately recognisable as the sound from Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack, FlyLo twists towards a more organic sound thanks to extensive use of stripped back, springy percussion. While this is a soundtrack, the immediate, zoomed in, hyper-reality that goes with anime allows for an expansiveness that is cohesive rather than widescreen cinematic.

The result is an intimacy that only increases with the main vocal take here by Denzel Curry on ‘African Samurai’.

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