Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2012 Ratings: #21 / 1052
Year End Rank: #12
User Score
Based on 429 ratings
2012 Ratings: #59
Liked by 7 people
October 2, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
IDM, Electronic / Genres
flying-lotus.com / Website
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Beats Per Minute

UTQC is a testament to imagination and vision and the capabilities of the human soul by way of music.

The 405

Ellison struck out into uncharted territories, taking the basic elements that have shaped his landmark works and applying them to this new, dreamy and subdued affair.

Pretty Much Amazing

This is not a collection of songs so much as it is a patchwork of different moods, sewn together to form a distorted stream of consciousness.

A.V. Club

After multiple listens, the album reveals itself to be as nuanced, as subtle, and a lot more digestible than its predecessor, a sidestep into sonic territory that’s no less admirable for its comparative somnolence.

Drowned in Sound

He is, however, a radiant example of an artist with the ability at his fingertips to close the schism between the true avant-garde and the leftfield mainstream, and in this respect Until the Quiet Comes is the record to date we’ll most likely crown his masterpiece.


With this record, Flying Lotus has continued his explorations of the outer regions of sonic experience whilst simultaneously creating a playful, and thrillingly visceral, listening experience


Ultimately, this album is the sound of the future.


While this might be Flying Lotus' most accessible record, it's less about being pleasant and more about deep focus. 

Consequence of Sound

FlyLo silenced the external forces and produced an album that is dark enough to spin at LA’s Low End Theory, yet smooth enough to garner listens from fans well outside of the club’s beat freaks. 


The more you listen to Until the Quiet Comes, the more you get the sense that you’re only scratching the surface of how much is really going on with it.

Under The Radar

Every track and sound feels new and experimental; much of Until the Quiet is so wonderfully weird, there's no way for it to be boring.

FACT Magazine

For an album that, at times, is beautiful, it doesn’t hypnotise you, it doesn’t entrance you, and even its best moments fail to stay in your head

Tiny Mix Tapes

It is coming straight from Warp to a cocktail bar near you and, soon after that, a Starbucks. It is the sound of an artist in retreat from the shadow of his own success.

To call Until the Quiet Comes accessible would seem like a criminal offense in any other context, but when colligated with his landmark album that came before, Cosmogramma, then that seems like an understatement. Until the Quiet Comes is a constantly dream-like album, never quite easy but always meditative and soothing. If Cosmogramma is a rocket ship of sound, then Quiet is the moment you leave the rocket to float in space.

Until the Quiet Comes was my introduction to Flying Lotus back in ... read more
While it's not as blissful or creative as something like "Cosmogramma", goddamn, does it come close in terms of enjoyment! "Until The Quiet Comes" is a beautifully-produced, trippy and incredibly cohesive project that holds the characteristics of Flying Lotus' music while expanding upon them for a more comforting atmosphere.

Fav Tracks: Tiny Tortures, Getting There, Putty Boy Strut, Electric Candyman, The Nightcaller, Sultan's Request, Heave(n), Phantasm, me ... read more
This isn't my favourite Flying Lotus album of all time but oh man, if it ain't something special. This album has a much more soulful sound and is less harsh sounding than something like Cosmogramma was. It is a much more industrial sounding album however, featuring more "bleep bleep bloop" type sounds than even something like Cosmogramma. It's overall an incredibly focused project that has heaps of character and is just a pleasure to listen to.

I just can't dislike this guy. He has ... read more
This album is good, but for a flying lotus album, definitely could’ve done much better.
Stop a taxi on the upper level that is hopefully carrying the flying lotus sign and let yourself be lost among the skyscrapers, while the flexible, digital vibes will enable you to close your eyes and open your senses.
Then you will realize how lucky you are.
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Track List

  1. All In 
  2. Getting There [ft. Niki Randa] 
  3. Until the Colours Come 
  4. Heave(n) 
  5. Tiny Tortures 
  6. All the Secrets 
  7. Sultans Request 
  8. Putty Boy Strut 
  9. See Thru to U [ft. Erykah Badu] 
  10. Until the Quiet Comes 
  11. DMT Song [ft. Thundercat] 
  12. The Nightcaller 
  13. Only if You Wanna 
  14. Electric Candyman [ft. Thom Yorke] 
  15. Hunger [ft. Niki Randa] 
  16. Phantasm [ft. Laura Darlington] 
  17. me Yesterday//Corded 
  18. Dream to Me
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Added on: July 18, 2012