Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’

We’re just days out from the release of Sex & FoodRuban Nielson’s fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays‘ sees the the Portland-based, NZ-born musician and frontman return to his psychedelic-dance form. Percussive disco, with silky keys and distorted vocals has become signature UMO – exploring the many anxieties and hard-hitting truths of modern living via vibrant and unapologetic sonic textures rather than distinguishable lyrics.

American Guilt‘ released in January provided the first signs of new material in two years, which delivered a dark and angry wall of sound that was unpredictable, yet harmonious. ‘Not In Love We’re Just High‘ followed, with a more mellow identity of pulsating synth and heavily distorted vocals.

From lush soul undertones to blistering drumbeats and moody disco, Sex & Food (out Friday, 6 April) will be the most sophisticated and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet.

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