With the clarity of a lucid dream, Milo’s new album So the Flies Don’t Come combines sharp spoken words and riveting beats into an irrefutable work of art. His music is expansively original, like a science experiment whose constants are poetry and philosophy. So the Flies Don’t Come features a crisp cast of guest artists: Myka 9, Elucid, Open Mike Eagle, and Hemlock Ernst a.k.a. Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands all bring their distinctive talents to the sonic table.
Interesting breaks create a refreshing cadence in “Souvenir (feat. Hemlock Ernst),” a stroll through the park that playfully pauses in thought. Let your soul fly with “Zen Scientist (feat. Myka 9),” and tilt into the bright light as “Yomilo” wrenches down the beat. A breathless finale to the album, “Song About a Raygunn (An Ode to Driver)” sends off the listener with an undeniable burst of energy.
Chill but aware, clever yet inviting – So the Flies Don’t Come is a skillful showcase for Milo’s articulate wit, expressive warmth, and gifted production.