In 2011, Ruban Nielson created Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It almost killed him.
Ruban Nielson thought he was going to die.
Not in the
metaphorical sense, either: In his first year touring with Unknown
Mortal Orchestra, his blog-approved psych-pop group, the 32-year-ol
Forever Changes, LoveThis album took me years to understand properly. The
denseness of it is something that can’t be digested on the first listen.
Arrangement, melody, lyrics, instrumentation—