Mungolian Jet Set may well be one of the world’s
hardest bands to pin down and decipher. Far from being actual jet
setters or hailing the central Asian country of Mongolia, as the name
may suggest, Mungolian Jet Set are actually Norwegian DJ Pal
“Strangefruit” Nyhus and his collaborators Knut Sævik and Reidar Skår.
Mixing jazz, disco, afro-beats, techno and folk with a hefty dose of
tongue in cheek prog-rock epicness, Mongolian Jet Set make
unclassifiable and often conceptually insane records. Add to this a
whole range of pseudo mystical vernacular coupled with a load of crazy
far Eastern imagery and you get one of the most un-pigeon-holeable
groups on the planet.
Their latest release is a collection of their finest remixes
including their re-works of tracks from Lindstrøm, The Shortwave Set
and Pizzy Yelliot – whose cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Could You Be Loved’ is
nothing short of deranged. ...full