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FLYING LOTUS: YASUKE 1LP RED VINYL RECORD (24.09.21)

FLYING LOTUS: YASUKE 1LP RED VINYL RECORD (24.09.21)

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Release Date: 24/09/21

Spec:1 LP Red Vinyl Record with obi strip and download card.

About:

Three years in the making, Netflix’s Yasuke is a six-episode anime series created by Bronx-bred and Japan-based television animation creator, producer, and director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, Children of Ether, The Boondocks) and starring actor / executive producer LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry To Bother You) as the voice of the title character. Yasuke tells the story of a samurai warrior of African descent in a fantastical alternate universe version of feudal Japan full of magic, mechs, and of course, swordplay. 

A dream project for the producer, Flying Lotus consulted on the story, working alongside renowned anime creators Studio MAPPA as an executive producer on the project. The skillset of the GRAMMY AWARD winning producer is on complete display on the album, hybridizing synth melodies, bass lines and machine generated drum patterns while exploring new sonic territory -- traditional Japanese percussion instruments like the taiko and hyōshigi and west African percussion — a nod to the Afro-Japanese, feudal yet futuristic world Yasuke inhabits.

 "You haven't really heard an anime score do a "Blade Runner" thing, he says, "I was like, ‘let me try and get into the headspace of that' but also there were several things that were part of the recipe for me. I thought about when Dilla would sample [Isao] Tomita and people like Vangelis, and how he had a [signature] sound when he did that sort of thing."

Tracklisting:

1. War at the Door

2. Black Gold (feat. Thundercat)

3. Your Lord

4. Shoreline Sus

5. Hiding in the Shadows (feat. Niki Randa) 

6. Crust     

7. Fighting Without Honor

8. Pain and Blood

9. War Lords

10. Sachi

11. Your Screams 

12. Using What You Got  

13. African Samurai (feat. Denzel Curry)

14. Where’s the Girl?

15. When it Dies

16. Kurosaka Strikes!

17. This Cursed Life

18. RoBomb

19. Taiko Time // Sacrifice 

20. Your Day Off 

21. Your Armour

22. Enchanted

23. Mind Flight 

24. Survivors 

25. Your Head // We Won

26. The Eyes of Vengeance 

27. Between Memories (feat. Niki Randa)