12 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Somehow, Khruangbin—the genre-detonating Texas trio—writes songs that hint at unexplored dimensions. But on their third album, Hasta El Cielo, they pick one of those dimensions and push it further. The album is a dub reworking of 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo; throughout, they strip each song down, creating a sense of space that can verge on hypnotic. Tracks such as the dreamy “Mary Always” come across as engrossing new incarnations instead of complete reworkings, while “Four of Five” and “The Red Book” incorporate Caribbean grooves alongside funk beats and psychedelic rock. Khruangbin always sounded ready to take off, but now they’re floating in the cosmos.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Somehow, Khruangbin—the genre-detonating Texas trio—writes songs that hint at unexplored dimensions. But on their third album, Hasta El Cielo, they pick one of those dimensions and push it further. The album is a dub reworking of 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo; throughout, they strip each song down, creating a sense of space that can verge on hypnotic. Tracks such as the dreamy “Mary Always” come across as engrossing new incarnations instead of complete reworkings, while “Four of Five” and “The Red Book” incorporate Caribbean grooves alongside funk beats and psychedelic rock. Khruangbin always sounded ready to take off, but now they’re floating in the cosmos.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GuavaJelly007 ,

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ is not enough.....

Khruangbin’s“Earth” music is truly limitless. It is beautiful no matter the layers peeled back or added. I will listen to them forever🙌

D_in_Chi ,

What's the point?

There's no purpose to this release. I bought this on vinyl, having not heard it and assuming simply that it was new matieral. I know enough Spanish to know that the first track, "With All the World," is the English translation of the first (and title) track of the other album, "Con Todo el Mundo," and I assumed it was a deliberate nod and wink. Nowhere on the vinyl edition does it say "Con Todo El Mundo in Dub" as described here. Only after getting home and comparing did I realize that all of the tracks here are some indrectly reworded version of the original titles. Furthermore, if this was your first expeosure to their music, you'd surely walk away highly disappointed. "Con todo el mundo" is such a gem; all this does is cake it in mud.

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