Boomkat Product Review:
"Brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson have been playing, recording and collaborating on music for decades. From the influences of their jazz musician father and dancer mother, Ruban and Kody have gone on to play in New Zealand’s The Mint Chicks and, at its end in 2010, moved on to separate projects. Ruban formed Unknown Mortal Orchestra out of Portland, while Kody collaborated with various artists and musicians before his own solo project, SILICON, took shape.
At the end of 2015, as Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’ and SILICON’s ‘Personal Computer’ made the rounds, garnering critical acclaim, Ruban and Kody (who played keyboards and drums on Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’) took some time to rework tracks from each of their records.
The theme of phones led to Kody working on Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’, changing it from a bouncy, sprite disco track to a sparser song filled with space, treated vocals and isolated drum breaks."