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Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Download links and information about Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 37:12 minutes.

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Release date: 2011
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 37:12
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No. Title Length
1. FFunny FFriends 4:16
2. Bicycle 4:45
3. Thought Ballune 4:10
4. Jello and Juggernauts 3:23
5. How Can You Luv Me 3:27
6. Nerve Damage! 2:14
7. Little Blu House 3:00
8. Strangers Are Strange 2:24
9. Boy Witch 2:24
10. I Want to Be Left to My Own Devices 2:01
11. Cyrus' Theme 5:08



Formed by (underrated) Mint Chicks guitarist Ruban Nielson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra sounds like an Elephant 6 band sent back to the ‘70s. They groove on simple funk rhythms, guitars and keys cloaked in a rather thorny kind of reverb, a snare drum happily clanking out a bony backbeat. Nielson’s voice sounds like a cross between Beck and Marc Bolan, and his proficient guitar work periodically steps out into the limelight, like a shy stoner trying out his moves. On the BandCamp viral “hit,” “FFunny FFriends,” Nielson offers up a coolly restrained 30-second break amidst the snaky rhythm parts, and on “Bicycle,” the spare lead is accompanied by a hilarious and charming manipulated vocal approximation of a wah-wah peddle. The garage-punk guitars on “Nerve Damage” are one unexpected delight, among many: “Strangers Are Strange” undulates to a slinky, soul-pop vibe (remember Sly & The Family Stone?), and “Thought Ballune” is a paisley-colored slice of sweet psych-pop that could turn a dark day sunny. The brilliance of “How Can You Luv Me” is evident from the first bit of Fender Mustang funk-twang and percolating bass line. Dance? Try not to.