photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
im guilty as anyone of getting JADED. feeling like ive seen and heard it all before. its probably part of getting old. then you hear a UNIQUE band like the wildly ECLECTIC HOUSTON trio KHRUANGBIN who mix everything from DUB, PSYCHEDELIA, SOUL and ROCK MUSIC and have whole albums exploring specific TRADITIONAL SONIC TRADITIONS from the likes of THAILAND, MALI, SPAIN, AFGHANISTAN and the MIDDLE EAST. their sound is both AESTHETICALLY FAMILIAR and a radical departure on each track. it is hard to explain but a pure pleasure to listen to.
KHRUANGBIN are definitely worth checking out, whether or not you are a fan of FOREIGN MUSICAL TRADITIONS or more familiar WESTERN INDIE ROCK. they are easily one of the most EXHILARATING and boldly CREATIVE bands i have come across in a while.