UNKNOWN MORT MORTAL ORCHESTRA
IC-01 HANOI SECRETLY CANADIAN, OUT 26 OCTOBER Hanoi rocking from Oregon-based psyche oddballs.
Four albums into a career that has dabbled in murky ’ 70s rock, trippy disco and dreamy balladeering, Unknown Mortal Orchestra had extra time on their hands when recording this year’s Sex & Food in Hanoi. Instead of doing the tourist thing, they noodled on experimentally in the studio. The result is this instrumental album of dark funk and jazz that tries to locate the missing links between Sly Stone, Can and the further-out reaches of Miles Davis (the trumpeter being Nielson’s father Chris). If a tad skronky in parts and slight at 28 minutes, the deep grooves of IC- 01 pull you in. Listen To: Hanoi 2 | Hanoi 3 | Hanoi 6