Mungolian Jetset: We Gave It All Away, Now We Are Taking It Back

Mungolian Jetset: We Gave It All Away, Now We Are Taking It Back

Smalltown Supersound is proud to present you to the exschloctic
tastes of Mungolian Jetset. With the album We Gave It All Away..And
Now We Are Taking It Back, out August 18, 2009, the Mungolian
collective mixes all of their work, remixes, covers, collaborations and
originals into not just one, but in true prog rock manner, two albums
(each counting in at 59:15,) as they are intended to be heard.
The flavors cover everything from house and disco inspired cheekiness
via shameless dabblings with soft rock/Norwegian west coast, balearic,
dub and ambient, psychedelia and techno, all melted into one giant
wormhole of sound, or should we say zone. Imagination is pretty much
the key to Mungolian Jetset's aural ingredients, even imaginary. One of
their spokesmen, Paul "Strangefruit" Nyhus, keeps insisting they
operate as channelers for a parrallel world of Mungsters, an ancient
breed of intergalactic travellers in sound, working within the time-space
continuum. Throughout their history it has become clear that they are
not just a band hell-bent on producing the spaciest jazz ever heard, but
that the Mungolian Masterplan is much darker and insidious, evolving
to produce increasingly distinctive yet completely mind-absorbing
beats to underpin a whirling vortex of sonic chaos, psychoacoustic
bass warping and lavish and unbridled costumery. Legends of their
remixing skills abound throughout the known world and, some might
say, beyond. Defining a Mungolian Jetset remix is close to impossible,
yet the beat is what immediately lets you know that you've arrived in
the state of Mung. They probe the track carefully, and locate the
Mungolian zone within it, before shaking it into a trancelike psychedelic
wormhole that snakes through the souls of disco and bucket brigade
dub.
So, apart from all of this gibberish, what kind of album is We Gave It All
Away...And Now We Are Taking It Back? It's all in the title, as it features
collaborations and remixes, once given away (most of the tracks
featured have been previously released individually on vinyl 12-inches
or in some other form,) and now taken back, to be presented in its full
Mungolian context. So here you will find Mungolian Jetset hanging out
with Mari Boine and Ronny And Renzo in a lavo within the centre of the
earth, the bizarre Lindstrøm/Dominique Leone encounter aka 16th
Rebels Of Mung, as well as journeys with norwegian jazz-kraut
legends Eivind Aarset and Nils Petter Molvaer, psychedelic meetings at
the mixing desk with The Shortwave Set and They Came From The
Stars, excessive trippings at an italian nightclub with LSB, hanging out
in L.A. June 1984 with Athana, and taking Ost & Kjex to some cabaret
show in a giant barber-shop, meeting the ghost of Michael Jackson,
reuniting with Lindstrøm in a turkish bath as well as a couple of
exclusive originals and last but not least, their beyond zonked-out
cover of "Could You Be Loved" under the moniker Pizzy Yelliot.
File under: Fantasy