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.
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.