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Mordechai / Khruangbin

Khruangbin - Mordechai

Dead Oceans

When the trio known as Khruangbin burst out the gate with "Con Todo El Mundo" in 2018, there was a collective praise. Their stylistic formula of psychedelic funk and vocal harmonies became an instant hit. Their sophomore lp "Mordechai" picks up where their debut left off. The opening track "First Class" is symbolic of their sound. An atmospheric tune filled with tight melodic guitar grooves and a thumping bass. "Time" has a touch of a boogie groove. The guitars are scaled back a bit but the groove is infectious nonetheless. "Connaissais de Face" has a slow burning tempo that serves as a canvas for a whispering vocal dialogue between two people. If you loved the first record then you can rush out and grab this one. There's little doubt these grooves will get their hooks in you. You won't resist.

Reg Dancy, 07/20