Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Rà-àkõ-st

UMO cover Norweigan cosmic disco don Lindstrøm. The results are swell.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra have taken it upon themselves to cover Rà-àkõ-st, an instrumental track that first appeared on last year’s ‘Smalhans’, a food-themed album by Norwegian prog-disco overlord Lindstrøm. Given UMO’s latest LP ‘II’ had its share of freakout psychedelic moments, it’s as natural a pairing as it comes. Whilst Lindstrøm’s version was fairly club-primed, with twinkling synths and a chugging arp bass, UMO turn it into a frazzled jam session, with guitars scratching and bass funking.

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