Accompanied by his dad and brother, along with Vietnamese musician Minh Nguyen, IC-01 sheds yet a another light on Nielson’s evolving muse. Still psychedelic? Indeed, but here the seven eponymously titled tracks mine a different vein, eschewing Nielson’s preternatural pop instincts for a mercurial amalgam of free jazz, atmospheric space funk, ambient and more.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s fourth full-length, Sex & Food is both reflection and rumination on our times. Simultaneously grandiose and deeply contemplative, the record swirls with disparate sounds and themes – unified by a pessimism and fear of where we’re headed […]
“FFunny FFriends” was the peppy Bandcamp track that amassed so much online hype it morphed Ruben Nielson’s bedroom project from an internet mystery into an established, touring band. Yet despite a solid, self-titled LP and loads of […]
One of the first animated TV shows I can remember waking up to on a Saturday morning is Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids . Aside from the humor and charm of a young Bill Cosby, the show’s host, comedian and […]
Portland, Oregon’s Ruban Nielson (former guitarist for New Zealand’s The Mint Chicks) steers Unknown Mortal Orchestra in many directions (Glam, Soul, Psych). He corners those markets into a cohesive and radioactive brand of flowery, hook-laden rock on “Thought […]