Expanding on a miniscule 70 piece run of this album, originally a tape from Sweat Lodge Guru, Mpala Garoo's Ou Du Monde is given a sweeping breath of life on vinyl. It seems implausible that Ivan Karib could channel such sweetly tropical vibes from Moscow, but despite his Northerly latitude the album sways with the kind of sweat dappled guitar and floating ambient headspace that first drew me to Ducktails' early records. The feelings swing from enchanted to elevated and the whole record seems to float in a dreamlike trance that can't be broken no matter how much rain pounds the windows or snow cakes the sidewalks. It’s a living postcard that never fails to ease the day.
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