Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Date
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Price
£16.50 + BF

14+ (under 16s with an adult)

SJM Concerts Presents
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
plus special guests

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 with 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
artists 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 genres touchstones so vital, constant exploration.