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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – IC-01 Hanoi (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – IC-01 Hanoi (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 28:10 minutes | 297 MB | Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Jagjaguwar

While recording Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest release, Sex & Food, Ruban Nielson, his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait and his brother Kody Nielson, found themselves in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi playing and recording with local musicians at Phu Sa Studios. The studio, normally used for traditional Vietnamese music, found the band jamming on sessions dubbed IC-01 Hanoi: exploring the outer edges of the band’s influences in Jazz, Fusion and the avant-garde. The musicians, along with Ruban and Kody’s father, a Jazz musician in his own right, helped lay down the unique textures heard throughout Hanoi. 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. 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.


01. Hanoi 1
02. Hanoi 2
03. Hanoi 3
04. Hanoi 4
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07. Hanoi 7


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