Alice Coltrane’s nephew Steve Ellison followed up his breakthrough opus ‘Los Angeles’ with what was described by the artist as a space opera, containing a tour of the Universe. ‘Cosmogramma’ was named after one of his aunt’s lectures. The influences pretty much matched the scope and ambition behind the concept: with jazz, hip-hop, house, etc. thrown in a mix that fits within the most adventurous electronica. Thundercat and even Thom Yorke were among the guest musicians and all combined it shaped up an astonishing piece of musical evolution.
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