Ali Dada announce new album, SUM, and share lead single ‘tone print’

Photo: Hannah Gottschalk

Hailing from Switzerland, Orlando Ludens (guitar and ambient soundscapes), Rulla (beats and field recordings), and Max Licht (brass and trombone) make up Ali Dada. The three first met at Berlin’s Klunkerkranich cultural center in 2018 and reunited in Switzerland, quickly immersing themselves in a vortex of creativity. Sharing a passion for improvisation and experimentation, Ali Dada weaves surf rock, jazz, and ambient soundscapes into a tapestry of spoken word, wind instruments, and hip-hop beats.

Following a debut album in 2020 and various singles and EPs, Ali Dada are gearing to release a new album. Entitled SUM, the album saw the intergalactic trio embark on a Dadaist-inspired, late-night cosmic journey. As the press release describes, the upcoming record “is their invitation to ‘dadaversum’ – their eccentric universe of sound and emotion.”

We’ll have to wait until September 15th for the album to be out through DIY label YNFND but we can already hear the first taste from it in the shape of lead single ‘tone print’. The track combines sliding guitar, narration by Psychedelic Tim, early Super Mario sound effects, and irresistible grooves. Take a listen below.

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