Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Hanoi 6″

Earlier this year, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released a new album, Sex & Food. The band’s Ruban Nielson, Jake Portrait, and Kody Nelson recorded parts of the album at Phu Sa Studios in Hanoi, Vietnam, and while there they also recorded an instrumental album. That album is coming out next month — it’s called IC-01 Hanoi.

The album features local musician Minh Nguyen and the Nielson’s father, Chris, and a press release notes that takes inspiration from jazz, krautrock, and avant-garde music. Today, they’re sharing a selection from the album, which comes in as “Hanoi 6,” and it’s a hypnotic blend of horns and gently shifting undercurrent.

Listen to it below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Hanoi 1″
02 “Hanoi 2″
03 “Hanoi 3″
04 “Hanoi 4″
05 “Hanoi 5″
06 “Hanoi 6″
07 “Hanoi 7″

TOUR DATES:
09/25 Kuala Lumpur, MY @ The Bee
09/26 Jakarta, ID @ Empirica
10/04 Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
10/06 Lomas Atlas, Mexico @ Festival Hipnosis – Deportivo Lomas Atlas
10/26 Madrid, ES @ Sala Mon
10/27 Bilbao, ES @ BIME Live
10/29 Porto, PT @ Hard Club
10/30 Lisbon, PT @ Aula Magna
11/01 Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative de Mai
11/02 Antwerp, BE @ Filter Festival
11/03 Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/04 Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom Frankfurt
11/06 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/07 Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
11/08 Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
11/09 Bergen, NO @ Landmark
11/11 Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
11/13 Vienna, AT @ Flex
11/14 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
11/15 Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair
11/16 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
11/17 Leipzig, DE @ Trascentury Update No. 3 Festival
11/19 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
11/21 London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
11/22 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
11/23 Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
11/25 Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
11/26 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
01/12 Christchurch, NZ @ Hagley Park
01/14 Queenstown, NZ @ John Davies Oval
01/19 Auckland, NZ @ Western Springs

IC-01 Hanoi is out 10/26 via Jagjaguwar. Pre-order it here.