Umo was initially conceived by new zealand native, Ruban, to release some tracks via a bandcamp page to promote his limited addition vinyl in 2010 He pieced a band together, jake, with a skilled producer, on bass and a brilliant teenage drummer named Julian to fill out the band. They are based in Portland.
IIJagjaguwar - Ii builds on the break-beat, junk-shop charm the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ruban Nielson came to be renowned for following Unknown Mortal Orchestra's self-titled 2011 debut, and signals the solidification of the band's position as an endlessly intriguing, brave psychedelic band.
Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Umo is unafraid to dig deeper than the rest to lock into their intoxicating, opiate groove and bring rock 'n' roll's exaggerated myths to life.
Multi-LoveJagjaguwar - The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity.
It's more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Multi-love adds dimensions to the band's already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. Cosmic escapes and disco rhythms speak to developing new vocabulary, while Nielson's vocals reach powerful new heights.
Multi-Love - Shrink-wrapped. Where nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. On multi-love, unknown mortal orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, loss, humid longing, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align.
It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator, " he says. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren't quite like anyone else's. I think that’s much more subversive. While legions of artists show fidelity to the roots of psychedelia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the rare quality that makes the genre's touchstones so vital: constant exploration.
Sex & FoodJagjaguwar - Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Where are we headed? what are we consuming, how is it affecting us, and why does everything feel so bad and weird sometimes? These are some of the questions posed on Ruban Nielson's fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food.
Sex & food is the most eclectic and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet, from the light-footed R&B of "Hunnybee" to the stomping flange of "Major League Chemicals. If you’re going to break yourself" and "not in love we're just high" chronicle the effects of drugs and addiction on personal relationships, while the lyrics "Ministry of Alienation" drip with modern-day paranoia like the silvery guitar tones that jewel the song's structure.
Sex & Food - Recorded in a variety of locales from seoul and hanoi to Reykjavik, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue, Mexico City, and Auckland, with local musicians from the countries that Neilson and his band visited pitching in throughout. A statement of selflessness, to be sure-but make no mistake: Sex & Food reaffirms the vitality of Ruban's voice in today’s musical landscape.
The modern world, and all the thorny complications that come with living in it, loomed large on Ruban's mind while making Sex & Food. Though he's not afraid to get topical throughout, as evidenced on the surprisingly boisterous "American Guilt" or the roomy-disco medication-meditation "Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays".
Blue RecordJagjaguwar - I only started playing the acoustic guitar last year. I'd always preferred the idea that the guitar converts a sound into voltage and then becomes really loud. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. But after being offered some opportunities to play various acoustic sessions to promote the new record, in situations where it wasn't possible to record the whole band, I decided to treat it like a challenge to try and play acoustic and not have it be lame.
Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. I thought the acoustic guitar was a little bit too twee for me or something. Shrink-wrapped.
IC-01 HanoiJagjaguwar - Shrink-wrapped. The musicians, a jazz musician in his own right, along with Ruban and Kody’s father, helped lay down the unique textures heard throughout Hanoi. While recording unknown mortal orchestra’s latest release, his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait and his brother Kody Nielson, Sex & Food, Ruban Nielson, found themselves in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi playing and recording with local musicians at Phu Sa Studios.
The studio, found the band jamming on sessions dubbed IC-01 Hanoi: exploring the outer edges of the band’s influences in Jazz, normally used for traditional Vietnamese music, Fusion and the avant-garde. Kody and jacob match ruban’s melodic diversions with aplomb, mining their talents to finding as easy a role in the fusion of funk as they do in the more ambient and abstract tangents on Hanoi.
IC-01 Hanoi - Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. At its core hanoi is a record of exploration, finding its closest antecedent in Miles Davis’ experimental On The Corner – itself a record full of nods toward avant-garde composers and Jazz outsiders alike. Hanoi finds ruban amplifying and stretching out on lead guitar, with a blown-out and wandering fuzz tone that slinks throughout the sessions.
InnerSpeaker 2 LPModular/Interscope 28938478 - Shrink-wrapped. It was then mixed in upstate new York, by renowned sonic maverick Dave Fridmann MGMT / Flaming Lips. This is the band's debut album 'InnerSpeaker'. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Tame impala are a rainbow sandstorm of stoned riffage, mindbending melody and blissed out adventurism from the most isolated city in the world who echo the lighter side of Cream, Blue Cheer and Kyuss.
Innerspeaker' is tame impala's chance to paint a far more extensive picture, and sure enough it redrafts the entire Tame Impala world as we knew it into an explosive, cosmic wonderland of ecstatic harmony and perfectly accessible journeys into inner space. Shrink-wrapped. The resultant record will first be unveiled with the single, Solitude Is Bliss, a joyous summertime romp through fields of honeyed harmony and crispy good times and is just the very tip of the amorphous cosmos that Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging.
InnerSpeaker 2 LP - Recorded and produced by the band's own kevin Parker with Death In Vegas's Tim Holmes on the engineer duties, in an enormous mansion with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean.
7Sub Pop Records - Shrink-wrapped. Usa edition : on bLACK vinyl, with a download code. Shrink-wrapped. Includes "lemon Glow" and "Dive". Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Lucky 2018 album from the baltimore dream-pop dependables! Part-produced by Sonic Boom Spacemen 3, and mixed by Alan Moulder Ride.
Currents 2 LPInterscope - Shrink-wrapped. They're becoming the kind of person they thought they'd never become. The cover art for currents was created by Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Kevin parker, the musician behind Tame Impala, explained that Currents is about the process of personal transformation. Let it Happen 2.
Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Yes i'm Changing 5. 2015 release, the highly anticipated third full length album from the much loved Australian band. Currents is the follow up to 2012's Lonerism. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Parker has said currents' designs are based on a diagram of vortex shedding he remembered while trying to visualize the album's themes.
Currents 2 LP - He said, "it follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Tame impala, Currents Track Listing:1.
Lonerism 2 LPInterscope 28930761 - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Let it Happen 2. Shrink-wrapped. Yes i'm Changing 5. Tame impala, Currents Track Listing:1. Cocooned away inside walls of psychedelic fuzz in Western Australia they re-created their preferred period one song at a time with the aid of gear and production techniques that sounded like they hadn't been dusted off since 1968.
They were as likely to be channeling the Nazz as the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Shrink-wrapped. Nangs 3. Shrink-wrapped. The moment 4. Their sound was pure late '60s, but wasn't the sound of any specific band from the era. Kevin parker vocals/guitar and dominic simper bass formed Tame Impala as 13-year-olds in Perth in 1999, sticking to bedroom recordings until 2007, when Jay Watson joined them on drums and backing vocals.
Lonerism 2 LP - Shrink-wrapped. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging.
Melody's Echo ChamberFat Possum - The album was produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Let it Happen 2. Vinyl LP pressing. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. 2012 release from this dream pop band led by classically trained Parisian Melody Prochet, formerly of The Narcoleptic Dancers and My Bee's Garden.
The moment 4. Shrink-wrapped. Yes i'm Changing 5. Shrink-wrapped. Nangs 3. Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Tame impala, Currents Track Listing:1. Shrink-wrapped.