Supergrouping is a delicate endeavor. The history of modern music is littered with pairings of mega talents that somehow did not coalesce and ultimately produced forgettable art. Sometimes it's amazing, like Jay Dilla and Madlib, and other times it sucks balls, like David Bowie and Mick Jagger.
Those were some of my immediate thoughts after listening to "The Lavishments of Light Looking." I am a fan, individually, of Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner. Together, however, they seem to lose a bit of their individuality. You may be shaking your cane and shouting at your computer screen that losing individuality and coming into a shared identity is part of the purpose of groups.
The grounds the crew explore are interesting enough to ensure I'll check out whatever is next, but not defined enough to break the 'supergroup as superlame' precedent set by history just yet.
Also, is it just me or is Mr. Clinton being a bit prolific as of late?