Captain Murphy kept his identity under wraps until finally during a live show at the Low End Theory in Los Angeles, where he revealed himself to be Flying Lotus in a cloak. Speculation has picked back up on Captain Murphy and it is believed he will release a second project in the future, hopefully sometime soon.
Duality is a roller coaster of different strange instrumentals and use of samples that relate to the occult and disturbed. While, at certain points it becomes a psychedelic trip throughout the mind of a cult leader, it uses samples from “Mind Control Made Easy (or How to Become a Cult Leader)” and “Ave Lucifer” from the Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes. It features a wide range of samples that remind the listener of some noticeable nods to another artist MF Doom.
Doom is also known for keeping his identity a secret from the public and using many obscure samples to help create this storyboards that involve and engage the listener. Captain Murphy has small near thirty-second skits in between most of his songs that talk about how you should leave your family to become a brainwashing leader because family just simply “wouldn’t understand your decision, but you shouldn’t be around unenlightened people anyway.”
The First thing that brought my attention to this tape was back around 2013 when I first heard “Between Villains” which was a single that had features from Doom, and Earl Sweatshirt. It amazes me that Duality flew under my radar when I had actually heard of Flying Lotus and Captain Murphy, I just had no idea what to expect.