Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra

Thomas Davis, M I C H

Flying Lotus x Spotify: Flamagra

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‘To breath life into the stunning album art we borrowed techniques from Flamagra’s steampunk wilderness itself: foraging for materials, repurposing taxidermy and defunct machines into an animated cityscape – literally giving the fans a window to this world’

Thomas Davis, Creative Director, UNIT9
Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra
Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra
Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra
Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra

The story

For the launch of the new Flying Lotus album Flamagra, we teamed up with Spotify and recreated the surreal dystopian album cover in real life.

Over 200 individually printed, carved, sculpted and taxidermy pieces went into making this set. For us it was an opportunity to showcase our artistic analog (steam powered) craftsmanship for a high art execution.

Translating a 2D image into a 3D world and trying to give it a life of its own is always a challenge. Taking an old skool approach of stripping clocks for parts, reusing fairground hydraulics and integrating theatre lighting to create effects, we managed to create something really special.

‘Flying Lotus as an artist has always pushed boundaries and helping him give Flamagra a real-world dimension gives something totally unique to his fans which was a really powerful proposition.’

Michelle Craig, Creative Director, UNIT9
Flying Lotus x Spotify Flamagra

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