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JULY, 2009


Channeling the up-all-night Balearic vibes of Ibiza beach parties, we've got a couple of tunes for those summer nights (or early mornings) when you're not yet ready to say good night. On the ten-minute excursion "Clairevoyage," Nordic fantasists Mungolian Jetset strike a perfect balance between leftfield, chill-out ambience and midtempo discoid grooves. In August, the duo will release a collection of remixes and collaborations called We Gave It All Away ... Now We Are Taking It Back for Smalltown Supersound.

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Ask any of the more notable Norwegian grooveslayers if there is something about their surroundings
that pushes them to create a particular style of music, and they will inevitably answer with confusion
and ambivalence. That's fine, even admirable, but it's hard for us to ignore that this admittedly small
crop of producers and DJ's all poke at disco in a similarly obtuse and dubby way, much to the wonder
of everyone that does not live there. Mungolian Jetset are from Norway, run with guys like Todd Terje,
Lindstrom, Bjorn Torske, and Mental Overdrive, and have a new record called We Gave It
Away...Now We Are Taking It Back out August 18th on Smalltown Supersound. "Clairevoyage" and
"Creepy" both originate there, further ammo to the argument that there is some seriously bewildering
noise echoing around Oslo.

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Mungolian Jet Set fellows Pål Nyhus & Knut Sævik take a moment to visit with XLR8R’s
Inbox en route to Shangri-La. The Norwegian jet setters remember the King of Pop, discuss
the delicacy of “promiscuous self-service,” share Bee Gees trickery, and design plans to grow
fat on Italian food. Their forthcoming album, We Gave It All Away...Now We Are Taking It
Back , will be out August 18 on Smalltown Supersound.
XLR8R: What are you listening to right now?
Knut Sævik: On top of my turntable is an '81 album from KANO called New York Gang, and
I’m getting into Reinhold Glière’s “No. 2” and “No. 3” symphonies. The last few days I’ve
been listening to Alf Cranner, a Norwegian singer and composer.
Pål Nyhus: As this is written hours after hearing about the death of MJ, it's a kind of weird,
spacey medley of his voice in my head. I guess he is kinda trespassing all our souls now.
What's ...

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