City: Houston
Country: Texas, USA
Genre: Alternative
Styles: Funk, Neo-Psychedelic, Soul, Surf, Instrumental, Surf, Instrumental, Surf, Instrumental
on since May 26, 2020

Khruangbin is Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. The globetrotting Texan trio’s sound is rooted in classic soul & RnB, informed by psychedelia, dub and music from around the world – all captured in widescreen and performed with impeccable style.

On their latest album Ali, Khruangbin collaborate with Vieux Farka Touré to pay homage to his father, Ali Farka Touré, by recreating some of his most resonant work, putting new twists on it while maintaining the original’s integrity. The result is a rightful ode to a legend who’s legacy lives on through Vieux aka “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” an accomplished guitarist and champion of Malian music.

Ali is a masterful work in which the love surrounding it is just as vital as the music itself, driving it to unforeseen places; Vieux and Khruangbin are spreading the good word to a completely new generation. “I hope it takes them somewhere new, or puts them in a place they haven't felt or heard,” Lee says. “It is about the love of new friendship and making something beautiful together,” Vieux continues. “It is about pouring your love into something old to make it new again. In the end and in a word it is love, that's all.”

Source [Spotify]




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