UMO’s Third Effort Has Added Whoa Factor

“Oregon-based New Zealander Ruban Nielson is already known for being an offbeat operator, providing psychedelic takes on 70s soul and deeply fried 60s pop on two previous albums,” Guardian reviewer Kitty Empire writes.

“For UMO’s third effort, the band pile on the vintage keyboards and disco rhythms while Nielson riffs on the idea of an overcrowded planet and three-way love. Not just for kicks: Nielson and his wife found themselves in a relationship with another woman (not for the first time do you wish the silent partners of musicians made records). Until then, Multi-Love is a squelchy, seductive update of UMO’s nagging groove, now with added whoa-factor.”

The “gorgeous” Multi-Love is streamed as part of the Guardian’s “Five albums to try this week” feature.

Original article by Kitty Empire, The Guardian, May 24, 2015.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…