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Late Night Tales / Various Artists

Late Night Tales

180g 2lp + download

Released: 4th Dec 2020



Released: 4th Dec 2020


Trust khruangbin to take us on a genre free, groove laden adventure through sound – that’s their specialty on record so it should be no surprise that their impeccable compilation for late night tales would be so perfectly curated.

“The LateNightTales series is such a special thing to be a part of because we wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Bonobo’s LateNightTales, because that’s how we got into the LNT family – and got a break.” With a mind-blowing selection of tracks that cross borders and cultures, Khruangbin’s deep love of global grooves – from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae – Japanese mellow groove to Latina flavas – are steeped in eclecticism; Nazia Hassan’s Hindi-disco ‘Khushi’, produced by British-Indian legend Biddu, South Korean rock band Sanullim who contribute ‘Don’t Go’, a pair of African bangers from Nigerian Maxwell Udoh and Roha Band, from Ethiopia; a diversion to Belarus for Песняры and thence to Madrid for the strident vocal performance of Paloma San Basilio with ‘Contigo’ before hightailing back to Texas. Elsewhere, the Lone Star state reps proudly, with David Marez and Kelly Doyle plus, in the LateNightTales tradition, the band deliver an exclusive, horizontally brilliant version of Kool & The Gang’s ‘Summer Madness’, while the mix concludes with a spoken word piece by Tierney Malone, accompanied by fellow Houstonian Geoffrey Muller’s atmospheric banjo rendering of Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne’. “It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.” 

Late Night Tales / Various Artists


  1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations
  2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That
  3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi
  4. Kelly Doyle - DRM
  5. Sanulim - Dont Go
  6. Maxwell Udoh - I Like It
  7. David Marez - Enseñame
  8. Gerald Lee - Can You Feel The Love
  9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You
  10. George Yanagi -「祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ
  11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя
  12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness (Exclusive Track)
  13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo
  14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba
  15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission for Jehn: Gnossienne No 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Track)