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Swahili Go ’70s Funkadelic on Sophomore LP, ‘AMOVREVX’


Portland synth-funk quintet Swahili will release their sophomore album, AMOVREVX (pronounced am-or-euh), on March 24 via Translinguistic Other, but they’ve made the entire eight-song set available for streaming a full week before its drop date. Named for the sixth arcanum of the Tarot de Marseilles, AMOVREVX mainly utilizes ’70s-style funk and disco-y synth (à la Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and Giorgio Moroder), and the genre-hopping outfit is easily at its best on the disc’s ebullient opener, the 11-minute-long “Bardo,” but Swahili can get sensual, too, as seen on the mid-tempo and seductive “Hindsight.” Stream the album in full below, and pre-order your copy through Translinguistic Other.