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Multi​-​Love

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Jake Riordan
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Jake Riordan That drum fill hooks me every time Favorite track: Multi-Love.
EAGLRAYZ
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EAGLRAYZ 10/10 best UMO album. While I was in Tokyo, I had 'The world is crowded' unintentionally stuck in my head. I was blown away by how disgustingly big and beautiful tokyo is. I then realized that this song was largely inspired by tokyo (at least I guess) as Ruban sings about meeting 'Laura' in Robot Restaurant, to which I was staying around the corner from. Funny that. If you haven't been to Tokyo, DO IT. And if you haven't bought this album... r u srs? Favorite track: Can't Keep Checking My Phone.
Rusty Joints
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Rusty Joints ... and then this one dropped and I was right on it. Fell in love with this album aswell.
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The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On 'Multi-Love', Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, 'Multi-Love' takes on the complications of being together.

'Multi-Love' adds dimensions to the band's already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity. Cosmic escapes and disco rhythms speak to developing new vocabulary, while Nielson's vocals reach powerful new heights. "It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator," he says. "It's more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren't quite like anyone else's. I think that’s much more subversive."

While legions of artists show fidelity to the roots of psychedelia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the rare quality that makes the genre's touchstones so vital: constant exploration.

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released May 26, 2015

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