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Flying Lotus - Blade Runner 2022 / Perfect Soundtrack Cuts

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Experimental hip hop producer Flying Lotus surprised his fans on Wednesday with seven new tracks uploaded to his SoundCloud. Flying Lotus has not released a full-length musical project since his acclaimed 2014 album You’re Dead. His horror movie Kuso, which he directed, wrote and contributed music to, premiered at Sundance in 2017 and has become infamous for being one of the most disgusting movies ever made.

Six of these latest tracks are taken from his soundtrack for the short film Blade Runner Black Out 2022. The last one, “Choo Choo,” is an outtake from the recently released thriller Perfect. Listening to these tracks it’s easy to tell that they were written as a part of a film score, but there are hints of Flying Lotus’ signature style interspersed throughout.

-Owen Murray