Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Instrumental Album, Share "Hanoi 6"

The album was recorded with local musicians in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Instrumental Album, Share "Hanoi 6"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared the spacey new instrumental “Hanoi 6” from their forthcoming album of instrumental outtakes, IC-01 Hanoi, out Oct. 26 on Jagjaguwar.

During the recording process for UMO’s previous album Sex & Food, the band found themselves adrift in Hanoi, Vietnam, for a period of time. They ended up at Phu Sa Studios, where they teamed up with local musician Minh Nguyen to record an album of blown-out avant-garde jazz. The end result is something in the lineage of Brian Eno’s pre-ambient works or Miles Davis’ more devilish fusion projects.

“Hanoi 6” is 10 minutes of lumbering didgeridoos and ghost-in-the-machine sax lines, a sprawling song that begs the comparison to some cyberpunk back-alley nightmare. The soundscapes are enveloping, the crescendoes catastrophic. It sounds like if UMO took just one bar from their last album and blew it up to macroscopic proportions to poke around in.

UMO will be continuing their world tour throughout the rest of the year.

Listen to “Hanoi 6” below, and check out their 2011 Daytrotter Session and tour dates further down.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:

September
25 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ The Bee
26 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Empirica

October
04 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
06 – Lomas Atlas, Mexico @ Festival Hipnosis @ Deportivo Lomas Atlas
26 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Mon
27 – Bilbao, Spain @ BIME Live
29 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
30 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Aula Magna

November
01 – Clermont-Ferrand, France @ La Cooperative de Mai
02 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Filter Festival
03 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
04 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom Frankfurt
06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
07 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan
08 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret – SOLD OUT
09 – Bergen, Norway @ Landmark – SOLD OUT
11 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Oosterpoort
13 – Vienna, Austria @ Flex
14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
15 – Vevey, Switzerland @ Rocking Chair
16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Trascentury Update No. 3 Festival
19 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
21 – London, U.K. @ Royal Albert Hall
22 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2 – SOLD OUT
23 – Sheffield, U.K. @ The Leadmill
25 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
26 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3

January
12 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Hagley Park
14 – Queenstown, New Zealand @ John Davies Oval
19 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Western Springs – SOLD OUT

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