Audio | Lotus Unveils First Track From Hip-Hop Themed Album

Next month jamtronica act Lotus will put out an album that marks a big change for the band's sound. 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]

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