SWAHILI

SWAHILI

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandElectronicPsychedelic

Portland's SWAHILI present a distinct take on psychedelic electronic music with an alchemical approach to synthesizing the spiritual jams of Krautrock's pioneers with early industrial and Detroit House vibes, rhythms and textures.

Biography

Following the underground acclaim of Swahili’s 2012 self-titled debut, AMOVREVX— named for the sixth arcanum of the Tarot de Marseilles—chronicles a stunning expansion of the band’s palette to incorporate bright textures and infectious pop sensibilities.

Influenced by 70’s post punk, dub reggae, and the synth bliss of Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder, AMOVREVX is a testament to the band’s studied forays into the realm of electronic music and the experience gained from more than seven years together in constant evolution. 

The lyrical content and maximalist production are both an evolution from and a response to the band’s self-titled album. 

"Our first record is a lo-fi seance, it delves into the disorienting journey of knowingness," explains synthesist Xua. "On this record we sonically explore that new world, as Van provides narrative on the consequences of knowing and the acceptance of love in various forms."


Discography

Demo (2008)
Tour Demo (2009)
S/T LP (Self-Release/ Cassette on Divergent Series and Six Six Sixties Records 2011) (LP TOL 2012)

Set List

Set list is a seamless set of 30-45 minutes.
No covers, though we believe MJ is there in spirit.