Next month jamtronica act Lotus will put out an album that marks a big change for the band's
When we talked to Lotus's Luke Miller, he
described Monks, due September 10, as a hip-hop album. MCs such as Doodlebug,
Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif and Gift Of Gab all appear on Monks. “Using the band’s own
studio work as a sample source, the music will have a familiar feel to Lotus fans but re-
contextualized as classic hip-hop," a statement from the Lotus Org reads.
So what does a Lotus album "contextualized as classic hip-hop" sound like? Let's sample
"Cannon In The Heavens" featuring Lyrics Born from Monks:
Monks will be available on both vinyl and as a digital download via Bandcamp.
[Published on: 8/23/13]