Exploring the Mystical and Experimental

The new EP Khun Pra! by Ford Trio and Mong Tong is a groundbreaking project that ingeniously fuses traditional Thai musical instruments with experimental electronic vibes. This collaboration, recorded during Mong Tong’s tour in Thailand, offers a rich tapestry of sounds that reflect both bands’ unique styles and cultural backgrounds.

About the Artists

Mong Tong is a sample-based band from Taipei known for their evocative soundscapes reminiscent of Taiwan’s “ghost island” aura. Led by brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi, the band draws on supernatural and New Age aesthetics popular in the ’90s and ’00s. Beyond just music, Mong Tong involves themselves in all aspects of their creative output, including music videos and album art.

Ford Trio, a Thai Funk band, complements Mong Tong’s experimental sound with their vibrant energy and traditional Thai musical elements. Together, they create a unique sonic experience that is innovative and deeply rooted in their respective cultural traditions.

Highlight Track: “R.I.P”

The EP includes the standout track “R.I.P,” which delves into the theme of death from the perspective of the living, exploring how each person’s feelings towards the deceased are deeply personal. Along with others on the EP, this track showcases the seamless fusion of traditional and experimental elements that define this collaboration.

Tracklist for Khun Pra!:

  1. Alright Alright
  2. R.I.P
  3. BNK
  4. WIND

Listen and Explore More

Fans can immerse themselves in Khun Pra! on all streaming platforms. The EP’s innovative and experimental blend of sounds is set to captivate listeners with its unique approach to music.

About the Collaboration

The collaboration began when Mong Tong and Ford Trio met during Mong Tong’s tour in Thailand. Although vastly different in their musical styles, the two bands found common ground in their love for experimental sounds and traditional instruments. This EP is the culmination of their shared vision, recorded with conventional Thai instruments and reinterpreted with Mong Tong’s experimental touch.

Mong Tong’s music is heavily sample-based, often drawing on kitsch aesthetics and supernatural themes. At the same time, Ford Trio brings a distinct Thai Funk vibe. This blend of styles has resulted in an EP that showcases both bands’ talents and pushes the boundaries of what is possible in music.

Future Prospects

Both bands are eagerly anticipating more such collaborations in the future, as they believe that music is a universal language that transcends cultural boundaries. This project has opened new avenues for them to explore and they are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

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