On October 22nd, Flying Lotus’ brand of brooding, intelligent, shoegazey, jazz influenced, chopped, chilled, and ultimately unclassifiable electronica is going to be pumping out the speakers at London’s famous Roundhouse theatre in Camden.
I, for one, am pretty damn excited to go see it. FlyLo’s eclectic electric sounds branch into jazz, house, hip-hop, ambient, IDM, and even post-rock.
The significance of the Roundhouse as a venue ought not be overlooked. This historical building has played host to rock greats as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and David Bowie (to name a few), a variety of music festivals (such as Apple’s iTunes music festival and the Reverb contemporary classical music festival), and even the Royal Shakespeare company.
An artist as enigmatic, intellectual, and complicated as Flying Lotus fits perfectly, then, with the checkerboard past of the Roundhouse. From where I’m sitting, it should be a really interesting night. Combined with the eerily spellbinding video art of AntiVJ (http://www.antivj.com/), though, it should be a properly unforgettable night.