Flying Lotus video

The ethereal, psychedelic visuals (in combination with some Atari 2600-inspired pixel graphics) is what inspired me to create today’s post for “MmmHmm.” Flying Lotus is actually Steven Ellison, a multi-tasking producer, songwriter and “laptop musician” (the first I’ve heard of such a title) who is involved in some very interesting projects. Flying Lotus is responsible for much of the bumper music gracing Adult Swim and has also recently collaborated with the Ann Arbor Film Festival to perform a live score alongside one of their films.

Electronic music really lends itself to visuals due to its instrumental nature, and the references here to space, technology, culture and human connection are beautiful. Sometimes appearing experimental, sometimes whimsical and sometimes heartwarming, this visual interpretation of “MmmHmm” is both calming and contemplative.

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