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.
[from Moovmnt]: Get ready for a lethal collaboration called Lord Julien. The duo Lord Echo aka Mike Fabulous and Julien Dyne from New Zealand are two of the funkiest Kiwi’s in the world and I can’t wait for them to get jammin’ together.
Okayplayer Records and Somethinksounds join forces to present the New Zealand duos brilliant second LP. Their critically-acclaimed self-titled 2010 debut thrust the group into the international spotlight and achieved cult status following its release, garnering support from the like Gilles Peterson and Benji B on BBC Radio, which has continued with the release of their latest singles If These Are The Last Days and By & Bye. Deep and rootsy the EWH sound draws influence from an array of cultures and traditions, always on the pulse their 'far out' approach to soul, rock, beats and blues separate them from near enough every band in todays contemporary music spectrum. The group recently returned from a string of US live dates, including a much praised set alongside Questlove at The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, marking an end to their 4 year hiatus.
Released last year to great acclaim, their third album AUTOMATIC was recorded between Detroit’s legendary Studio and Revolver Studios in Waiuku. It was hailed by the NZ Herald in a breathless five-star review as a ‘sonic stunner’, and even professional curmudgeon Simon Sweetman declared it “the record of her career”..”slinky and groovy and - sonically - it’s a joy”. It debuted at number three on the national charts and featured on many end-of-year ‘best of’ lists.
Ladi6 with Team Dynamite - New Zealand Tour - August 2014