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Mordechai

Khruangbin

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Still on the Dead Oceans label, Khruangbin releases Mordechai, which is set to become one of the flagship albums of 2020. Khruangbin (pronounced "Kroongbin", which means "plane" in Thai and which they chose simply by saying “why does it matter, nobody’s going to care”) is a wig-wearing Texan trio with Laura Lee on vocals and bass, the central element of their music. The two other members, Mark Speer and Donald Johnson, met in Houston in a Methodist church where the former played guitar while the latter played the organ. A fascination for the Middle East led them to Laura and after a tour where Speer and Lee opened for Bonobo, the three decided to jam in a barn in Burton, a small town of 300. There, the insatiable diggers recorded the extraordinary album The Universe Smile Upon You, which drew on 60s Thai funk with long psychedelic instrumentals, then Con Todo El Mondo with its Caribbean sounds and Middle Eastern harmonies. On closer inspection, their name seems appropriate, as Khruangbin flies from one place to another at a confounding speed. For the third album, the trio goes full throttle. Less hypnotic than the first, less eclectic than the second but still as deep in sound research. Mordechai gives pride of place to its singer whose muffled voice reverberates over the ten tracks. From the Spanish Pelota and its rumba scents and the pop-funk of Time (You And I) to the jazz-dub of One to Remember, from Africa to Korea via Pakistan. It would be futile to label the musical richness of the opus. Sculpted by bass, nourished by sounds from all over the world, the atmosphere reigns supreme; primordial and always soaring. Mordechai is, for Khruangbin, “a celebration of Houston, the eclectic city that had nurtured us, and a cultural nexus where you can check out country and zydeco, trap rap, or avant-garde opera on any given night.” © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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1
First Class
00:04:46

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

2
Time (You and I)
00:05:42

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

3
Connaissais de Face
00:04:20

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

4
Father Bird, Mother Bird
00:03:05

Khruangbin, Composer, MainArtist - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

5
If There is No Question
00:05:53

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

6
Pelota
00:02:47

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

7
One to Remember
00:04:30

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Composer

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

8
Dearest Alfred
00:03:58

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Composer

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

9
So We Won't Forget
00:04:58

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

10
Shida
00:03:54

Khruangbin, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Christensen, Producer, Mixer - Ochoa and Speer, Lyricist

2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. 2020 Dead Oceans, Inc. In Association with Night Time Stories, Ltd.

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Still on the Dead Oceans label, Khruangbin releases Mordechai, which is set to become one of the flagship albums of 2020. Khruangbin (pronounced "Kroongbin", which means "plane" in Thai and which they chose simply by saying “why does it matter, nobody’s going to care”) is a wig-wearing Texan trio with Laura Lee on vocals and bass, the central element of their music. The two other members, Mark Speer and Donald Johnson, met in Houston in a Methodist church where the former played guitar while the latter played the organ. A fascination for the Middle East led them to Laura and after a tour where Speer and Lee opened for Bonobo, the three decided to jam in a barn in Burton, a small town of 300. There, the insatiable diggers recorded the extraordinary album The Universe Smile Upon You, which drew on 60s Thai funk with long psychedelic instrumentals, then Con Todo El Mondo with its Caribbean sounds and Middle Eastern harmonies. On closer inspection, their name seems appropriate, as Khruangbin flies from one place to another at a confounding speed. For the third album, the trio goes full throttle. Less hypnotic than the first, less eclectic than the second but still as deep in sound research. Mordechai gives pride of place to its singer whose muffled voice reverberates over the ten tracks. From the Spanish Pelota and its rumba scents and the pop-funk of Time (You And I) to the jazz-dub of One to Remember, from Africa to Korea via Pakistan. It would be futile to label the musical richness of the opus. Sculpted by bass, nourished by sounds from all over the world, the atmosphere reigns supreme; primordial and always soaring. Mordechai is, for Khruangbin, “a celebration of Houston, the eclectic city that had nurtured us, and a cultural nexus where you can check out country and zydeco, trap rap, or avant-garde opera on any given night.” © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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