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MARCH, 2008

Letter to Norwegian Embassy, London, January 9th 2008.

To whom it may concern,

I wish to express my concern about an unprecedented menace that has emerged from your country and is currently infecting the youth of Britain with unstoppable veracity: Mungolians. These layabouts, cornerboys, soapdodgers, hippies, spivs and individuals of dubious mental fortitude
and questionable intentions have begun thrusting their elongated and throbbing remixes into the unprotected underbelly of our youth.

Indeed, it comes as no surprise that these loutish young men model themselves after the Mongol invaders.

Furthermore, it has been brought to my attention that these disco delinquents have desecrated one of their own national treasures, the beloved Sami Joik singer Mari Boine Persen. Placing her exquisite ethnic voice in a jarring juxtaposition with the worst excesses of what passes for music these days, these would-be Khans have created an altogether frightening melange of sounds encompassing the full gamut of the hallucinatory and ...

posted by THE MUNGOLIAN WEB GNOME  March 27, 2008 0:00  Other  comments (0)

Despite our housebound reputation, even bloggers like to occasionally go out and shake what passes for our stuff. That’s why every two weeks Idolator club guru Tim Finney will be dragging us onto the dancefloor to explore the latest sounds from the worlds of house, techno, and beyond. After the jump, he gets lost in the maximalist world of prog-disco remix kings Mungolian Jet Set, one of the many neo-”balearic” production teams digging up obscure soft-rock/folk/jazz gold.

As a sound and a scene both, the dance music sub-genre “balearic” is obsessed with marginalia. If this was true of the term’s original incarnation–think of UK DJ Paul Oakenfold boasting of dancing in Ibiza, one of the islands from which the sound gets its name, in the late 80s to a soundtrack of Chris Rea and the Woodentops while high on ecstasy for the first time–it is doubly true of its reemergence ...


posted by THE MUNGOLIAN WEB GNOME  March 25, 2008 0:00  Other  comments (0)

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