Sex & Food [Pink Vinyl] (LP)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex & Food takes Hendrix-heavy riffs and Prince’s dapper, sexy soul sounds and puts that singular UMO lo-fi gloss over the whole show. The result is vibrant, funky, and urgent. Project mastermind Ruban Nielson is unabashed in drawing from the annals of recent music history but still puts his own spin on the proceedings — maybe that’s why so many of the songs already have that “classic” feel to them. Sex & Food is a fully-realized toe-tapper with heart and soul to spare. Destined to stay on your record player for weeks at a time.