Awash in reverb and rippling bridges of synth, “Visions of Fatima” is the latest communiqué from cosmic LA weirdos monde ufo and the first taste off their forthcoming album, Vandalized Statue to Be Replaced With Shrine. The lounge-laced dose of ambient psych from the duo references the Marian apparitions witnessed by three shepherd children in Fátima, Portugal in 1917 and proceeds to blend the sacred and the supernatural in their keenly overcast fashion.
Category: Monde UFO
The Lagniappe Sessions :: Monde UFO
Monde UFO—the LA-based duo of Ray Monde and Kris Chau—put out one of our favorite records last year with 7171, a vibrant collection of free jazz and bossa nova inflected low-key psychedelia. For their inaugural Lagniappe Session, the duo covers three selections from Fugazi, meeting the seminal post-hardcore band’s skeletal manifestos with their own woozy bedroom-pop prescription.
Monde UFO :: Lying On The Ground
Following July’s drop of “Lowered Shelf,” Monde UFO—the LA-based duo of Ray Monde and Kris Chau—return this month with “Lying on the Ground,” the next taste off their forthcoming debut, 7171, which sees release on Halloween via Monde’s own label, Universal Freeing Object.
Monde UFO :: Lowered Shelf
A slice of low-key bedroom pop-psychedelia in the vein of Syd Barrett. Following their 2019 seven-inch—“A Pale Horse in Roswell 1947” b/w “Amalgamated”—”Lowered Shelf” works in the bossa nova chill of the aforementioned B-side, while incorporating horns and an organ & chant-bedded shuffle beat, constructing a hypnotic chamber jazz atmosphere. The group sings of an “incandescent melancholy,” as the sonic atrium grows wild and untamed. Keep an eye on the skies.