Open up your mind! Aus den Sphären iranischer Soul-Musik, südostasiatischem Pop und Psychedlic-Rock schustern Khruangbin ihren ganz eigenen groove-getriebenen Sound zusammen. Verdammt cool!
Globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin present their second album 'Con Todo El Mundo', set for release on 26th January 2018. The band's sound is rooted in classic soul & RnB and informed by psychedelia, dub and music from around the world - all captured in widescreen and performed with impeccable style.
Whereas their 2015 debut album 'The Universe Smiles Upon You' was influenced by 60s and 70s Thai cassettes and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk, 'Con Todo El Mundo' hops east over India to take inspiration in similarly underdiscovered funk and soul sounds of the Middle-East, particularly from Iran. Laura Lee explains the album's title: "My grandpa would always ask me 'Como me quieres?' ('how much do you love me'?), and he'd only ever accept one response. 'Con todo el mundo' (With all the world)." Opener 'Como Me Quieres' sets the tone with its exotic, spacious, slow-motion funk. In antithesis the album's first single 'Maria Tambien' is filled with urgency and attitude, the accompanying video is a commentary on how Persian actresses and singers disappeared after the revolution.
Maria También: https://youtu.be/7hlGqj3ImQI
Mr White: https://youtu.be/F_Hs3iVLjZ4
'Hypnotic, spacious, drifting soul music with a cinematic dreaminess' - The Guardian 'Like a Tarantino soundtrack crossed with Curtis Mayfield. In Thailand' - The Telegraph