L.A.-based producer Flying Lotus has uploaded new music to his SoundCloud. Fans of the musician woke up Tuesday morning to the surprise of seven new tracks from the experimental artist, as Pitchfork points out.
Six of those songs are selections from the soundtrack to the animated short film Blade Runner Black Out 22, with the last song, titled “Choo Choo,” said to be an “unused cue” from the forthcoming Eddie Alcazar-directed feature, Perfect.
scored the animated short film Blade Runner Black Out 22 in 2017, a short film that was written and directed by the legendary anime filmmaker Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop and The Animatrix). The film was released alongside the major sci-fi reboot Blade Runner 2049 as one of the three short films that tied the follow-up to the original Blade Runner.
More recently, Flying Lotus has been making ground in the film industry after making his wildly grotesque directorial debut, Kuso, at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. The musician also served as executive producer on Perfect, which makes its debut at SXSW this year. The unused track from that feature, “Choo Choo,” was a collaboration between Flying Lotus and London-based multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Listen to the seven newly released Flying Lotus tracks below. Then, revisit the artist’s frightening 2016 short film FUCKKKYOUUU right here.