Monday, September 01, 2014

Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band

Via Innovative Leisure: "It all started over a year ago with a Youtube video caption "Mindblowing Psychedelia From Thailand" which lead a Los Angeles music producer named Josh Marcy down a Youtube rabbit hole in search of everything he could find on this mysterious band.

 Little did we know that months later, Marcy would leave his job to take on the quest of tracking down this band and travel to Northern Thailand to record them in a field. The result is a mindblowing 40 minutes of music over 4 songs.

Six months after that first encounter with Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Marcy used Facebook and some un- likely interpreters at his local Thai restaurant to get in contact with the band and inquire whether they’d be interested in having him travel to their town to record their music for a global audience.

At first the band was naturally suspicious, but through subsequent interactions the group’s leader and namesake Khun Narin (also known simply as “Rin”) warmed to the idea of having Marcy come visit. And so began the journey of uncovering who these mysterious men from an obscure blog post actually were...."

Album out now, listen to it in full at Innovative Leisure.

"Like Ry Cooder did Buena Vista in Havana…but less moody adult contempo, more gonzo psychedelic punk style... The result is unlike anything else you’ll have come across this year. And possibly ever." - KCRW

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