Khruangbin The Universe Smiles Upon You

Night Time Stories | Item No: 463541
Vinyl LP | 2015 / UK – Reissue | New
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Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai - Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.

‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside where their first rehearsals took place. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound.

Repress on black vinyl in regular sleeve.
Item Details
Item No: 463541
Artist: Khruangbin
Title: The Universe Smiles Upon You
Label: Night Time Stories
Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: UK – Reissue
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Contemporary Funk
Available since: 2016-02-23
Condition: New
Price: 25,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 Mr White
A2 Two Fish & An Elephant
A3 Dern Kala
A4 Little Joe & Many
A5 White Gloves
B1 People Everywhere (Still Alive)
B2 The Man Who Took My Sunglasses
B3 August Twelve
B4 Balls & Pins
B5 Timsville
B6 Mr White
B7 Two Fish & An Elephant
B8 Dern Kala
B9 Little Joe & Many
B10 White Gloves
C1 People Everywhere (Still Alive)
C2 The Man Who Took My Sunglasses
C3 August Twelve
C4 Balls & Pins
C5 Timsville
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