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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Stream the New Experimental Album

IC-01 Hanoi Out Now via Jagjaguwar

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New Zealand-born/Portland-based Unknown Mortal Orchestra (mainly the project of Ruban Nielson) released a new album, Sex & Food, back in April via Jagjaguwar. Today they have released another new 2018 album, IC-01 Hanoi. The album was recorded in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, hence its title, and is an instrumental album. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s upcoming tour dates.

The album was recorded during the sessions for Sex & Food, when they were recording at Hanoi’s Phu Sa Studios. As well as featuring Ruban Nielson, his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait, and his brother Kody Nielson, the sessions included local musician Minh Nguyen (on Sáo Trúc, Đàn Môi, and Vietnamese percussion) and Nielson’s father, Chris (on Flugelhorn, saxophone, and keyboards).

A press release compares the album to Miles Davis’ experimental 1972 album On the Corner. When the album was announced the track “Hanoi 06” was shared (it was one of our Songs of the Week).

Read our 2017 interview with Unknown Mortal Orchestra about Sex & Food.

Read our 2015 interview with Unknown Mortal Orchestra about Multi-Love.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:

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

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