Flying Lotus - ‘Until the Quiet Comes’ + Aviation
Ingredients: 2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 teaspoons maraschino liqueur (like Luxardo), 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette, lemon twist for garnish.
Mixing Instructions: Combine first three ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to chill then strain into glass. Drizzle Creme de Violette in glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Notes: One of our reasons for writing this blog is to encourage music lovers to listen to albums, not just songs. Listening to an album from start to finish provides a much deeper engagement with the music…and in the case of Until the Quiet Comes it is really the only option for listening. Once it takes off, there are really no jumping in points on this absorbing, psychedelic, jazzy dream-hop album. Either you are on board from wheels up to wheels down or you aren’t really connecting with what Steve Ellison is laying down. Like Radiohead’s Kid A, the feel of this album consists in boldly pressing the experimental edges of sonic comfort without ever going too far. Mix an Aviation, one of the best cocktails known to man and let this album take you for a ride.