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Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s 22-Minute Christmas Instrumental

Ruban Nielson's psych project mutates holiday cheer with "SB-01"

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // December 26, 2013

This holiday season has seen the usual wave of Christmas-themed one-off songs, and now we have one less-than-usual addition to the list, courtesy of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. On December 25, the psych-pop trio shared a new track on Bandcamp with a simple message: “MERRY XMAS.” Titled “SB-01,” the 22-minute instrumental melds ambient hum with strains of Eastern folk music, spacey sonic flourishes, and found sound. To hear UMO’s latest shape-shifting fit, hit the play button below.