Unknown Mortal Orchestra: SB-09

Each year, Unknown Mortal Orchestra releases an instrumental song over the holiday period and the latest, “SB-09,” provides listeners with 19 minutes of laidback, meandering, genre-blending bliss. With Ruban Nielson on guitar and his brother Kody on percussion, the song comprises elements of post-punk, surf-rock, reggae and more with tropical guitar, barking dogs, voices and other effects. On Twitter, Nielson said the shapeshifting track is …

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Revisiting a song from a decade ago, an ambient instrumental and more music from the week

Lance Skiiiwalker feat. SiR: Peso Chicago-based singer, rapper and producer Lance Skiiiwalker (aka Lance Howard) teams up with singer-songwriter and fellow producer SiR (aka Sir Darryl Farris) for “Peso,” a languid, dreamy R&B tune that samples Tupac’s “Do For Love” from 1997’s R U Still Down? (Remember Me). The song—from Howard’s recently released EP, Chapter 2: Internal Shine—is more than an ode to making money, …

Pauli The PSM feat. Anne Chmelewsky: SAGITTARIUS

From recording artist and composer Pauli The PSM (aka Pauli Lovejoy) comes “SAGITTARIUS,” an ambient track that could easily be described as the soundtrack to a stellar day. The experimental composition features contributions from French composer Anne Chmelewsky. It will appear on Lovejoy’s forthcoming album, OFFAIR: The Power of your Subconscious Mind Vol 1: SPACE, out 7 January, which sees Lovejoy—who has long been the drummer for …