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Flying Lotus at Club Nokia

October 25, 2012
  • Steven Ellison in full bloom.
Steven Ellison in full bloom. (Karl Walter / Getty Images )

MUSIC

As a roiling tide of diverse electronic music sweeps the U.S. — especially the madcap "beat music" that Flying Lotus and the Low End Theory club night in Lincoln Heights helped popularize — Steven Ellison's new album as FlyLo, "Until the Quiet Comes," is an attempt to reclaim his own focus. The album, Ellison's fourth full-length, comes two years after 2010's "Cosmogramma" and a sea change in the American electronica scene. "Cosmogramma" was indebted to the astral free-jazz legacy of his family (his aunt is Alice Coltrane and his cousin is saxophonist Ravi Coltrane). "Until the Quiet Comes" is a sleeker, uncluttered pivot from that sound. The ferocious restlessness of his previous work here is honed to a sadder, gimlet-eyed (or to be more accurate, prescription-strength-marijuana-eyed) world of daydreams. Club Nokia, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $21.50. clubnokia.com.

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