Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce LP

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Surprise Instrumental LP, IC-01 Hanoi
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 'IC-01 Hanoi'

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 at Phu Sa Studios. During the recording process for Sex & Food the band recorded live sessions with local musician Minh Nguyen on Sáo Trúc, Đàn Môi, and Vietnamese Percussion and Nielson’s father, Chris, on Flugelhorn, Saxophone and keyboards. These sessions became IC-01 Hanoi: a sonic distillation of the band’s influences in Jazz, Krautrock, and the avant-garde. 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. The rest of the group match Ruban’s melodic diversions with aplomb, mining their talents and finding as easy a role in the fusion of funk as they do in the more ambient and abstract tangents on Hanoi. IC-01 Hanoi will see release on October 26th via Jagjaguwar.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
IC-01 HANOI
TRACKLISTING

1. Hanoi 1
2. Hanoi 2
3. Hanoi 3
4. Hanoi 4
5. Hanoi 5
6. Hanoi 6
7. Hanoi 7

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
TOUR DATES

September 25 – Kuala Lumpur, MY @ The Bee
September 26 – Jakarta, ID @ Empirica
October 4 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
October 6 – Lomas Atlas, Mexico @ Festival Hipnosis @ Deportivo Lomas Atlas
October 26 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Mon
October 27 – Bilbao, ES @ BIME Live
October 29 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
October 30 – Lisbon, PT @ Aula Magna
November 1 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative de Mai
November 2 – Antwerp, BE @ Filter Festival
November 3 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
November 4 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom Frankfurt
November 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
November 7 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
November 8 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret – SOLD OUT
November 9 – Bergen, NO @ Landmark – SOLD OUT
November 11 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
November 13 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
November 14 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
November 15 – Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair
November 16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
November 17 – Leipzig, DE @ Trascentury Update No. 3 Festival
November 19 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
November 21 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
November 22 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 – SOLD OUT
November 23 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
November 25 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
November 26 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
January 12 – Christchurch, NZ @ Hagley Park
January 14 – Queenstown, NZ @ John Davies Oval
January 19 – Auckland, NZ @ Western Springs – SOLD OUT