Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You

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    Inspired by the slightly unlikely collision of the Thai music of the '70s and The Shadows, Khruangbin - the name means 'aeroplane' in Thailand - are purveyors of a deliriously mellow and beguiling form of jammed-out power-trio guitar music - far removed from standard notions of psych and dreampop, partly owing to its pan-global influences, its nonetheless both psychedelic and dreamy, not to mention possessed of an unhurried, reflective and spacious lilt that renders this Texan-London outfit a rare treat in an information-saturated age, taking on delicate soul and funk with exotic atmospheres and making the journey feel both blissful and effortless.

    Heavyweight Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "Mr White" (4:47)
    2. "Two Fish & An Elephant" (3:34)
    3. "Dern Kala" (3:40)
    4. "Little Joe & Mary" (4:57)
    5. "White Gloves" (3:51)
    Side 2
    1. "People Everywhere (Still Alive)" (2:36)
    2. "The Man Who Took My Sunglasses" (2:10)
    3. "August Twelve" (5:58)
    4. "Balls & Pins" (7:42)
    5. "Zionsville" (2:48)

    Inspired by the slightly unlikely collision of the Thai music of the '70s and The Shadows, Khruangbin - the name means 'aeroplane' in Thailand - are purveyors of a deliriously mellow and beguiling form of jammed-out power-trio guitar music - far removed from standard notions of psych and dreampop, partly owing to its pan-global influences, its nonetheless both psychedelic and dreamy, not to mention possessed of an unhurried, reflective and spacious lilt that renders this Texan-London outfit a rare treat in an information-saturated age, taking on delicate soul and funk with exotic atmospheres and making the journey feel both blissful and effortless.

    Heavyweight Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "Mr White" (4:47)
    2. "Two Fish & An Elephant" (3:34)
    3. "Dern Kala" (3:40)
    4. "Little Joe & Mary" (4:57)
    5. "White Gloves" (3:51)
    Side 2
    1. "People Everywhere (Still Alive)" (2:36)
    2. "The Man Who Took My Sunglasses" (2:10)
    3. "August Twelve" (5:58)
    4. "Balls & Pins" (7:42)
    5. "Zionsville" (2:48)