2014 celebrates a new chapter in The Operatives: the Ten Years Strong Series and we’re proud to announce the full details of a very special tour partnering with our friends at THUMP.
An artist that needs no introduction: FLYING LOTUS. In the years since Steven Ellison attended 2003’s Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, his cult following in Australia has grown to epic proportions, sparking a revolution in audio-visual performance with LAYER 3 which debuted here at 2013’s Let Them Eat Cake Festival, now on version 3.0 he’s set to bring a show that’s never seen before to some of Australia’s most iconic venues – Melbourne’s Forum, Sydney Opera House, bespoke festival Golden Plains, Fremantel Art Space in Perth and a very special performance at one of the most celebrated art spaces in the world: Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New (MONA) in Hobart.
FLYING LOTUS will be bringing his new, mind-melting Layer 3 – an all-live, liquid-light spectacle that engulfs audiences in a Kubrick-like Space Odyssey that splits KRAFTWERK’S eye-popping catalogue series and AMON TOBIN’S monolithic ISAM Live… ‘like you’re watching a 3D live visual show, without the glasses on’. Armed with his most melodic, harmonious record yet in the dream-like Until the Quiet Comes (2012), the years-in-the-making Layer 3 pits the 30-year-old within a whirlwind two-screen setup, triggering his signature sugar-rush marvels, video-game funk, in-the-pocket rhythms and live visuals alongside long-term collaborators and Brainfeeder affiliates, STRANGELOOP and TIMEBOY.
Following a year of high-end collaborations with Odd Future’s EARL SWEATSHIRT, KENDRICK LAMAR and a curated soundtrack for the billion-selling Grand Theft Auto V, FLYLO makes his return with a lifelong dream of a show – transforming four albums worth of roof-raising bass and cinematic beauty into his ultimate real-life video-game fantasy, now set to hit Australian Shores.
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