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Until the Quiet Comes is the fourth studio album by American electronic producer Flying Lotus. It was released on September 26, 2012, by Warp Records. After his 2010 album Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus continued his creative partnership with bassist Thundercat and worked with him on music that led to the album. For Until the Quiet Comes, he drew on African percussion and psychedelic musical influences, human-subconscious and dream world concepts, and different mixing techniques and dynamics. He recorded for two years at his home in Los Angeles primarily using an Ableton Live sequencer along with other instruments and software, and recorded with guest vocalists including Erykah Badu, Thom Yorke, and Laura Darlington.
An electronic jazz record, Until the Quiet Comes features free jazz elements, varying musical tones, contracting scale, and shifts in feel. Its songs are sequenced together and characterized by ghostly vocal production, irregular drum beats, pulsating percussive textures, trembling basslines, trilled synthesizers, and fluctuating samples. The album has a journey-like concept and dreamy musical narrative, which Flying Lotus conceived through astral projection and felt could be interpreted uniquely by listeners. Music writers interpret it as a musical accompaniment to dreams, as well as emotional introspection by Flying Lotus.
Until the Quiet Comes was promoted with two singles and a short film featuring music from the album. Flying Lotus also embarked on a supporting international tour during October to November 2012, performing at venues in North America and abroad. The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 and sold 13,000 copies in its first week, while receiving widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its complex music and Flying Lotus' sound engineering.