20JFG is back with the desert ritual jams.
Whilst the world continues to be on fire we’re sporadically adding to this website in the hope that when the aliens from AI end up carving the server out of ice, they can reconstruct the world of 20JFG as we want it. Posts everyday; endless bangers; the return of leak-culture; a 14,000 word essay on Blog House that it co-published by the LRB. That sort of thing.
And while the world continues to burn we escape in the dead of night to sit among the dunes. The chill desert wind, our only solace from the fires that rage during the day. All around the nodding, throbbing, rhythmic pattern of bodies; pulsing to their internal rituals, prostrate underneath the stars. A form of collective cosmic awe. Perhaps a recognition of the universe’s own indifference to our brief collective existence. Perhaps we’ve all been mainlining IE’s Pome.
Amulet comes on with that psychedelic drone right from the off. The hypnotic bass tones immediately transporting you to your favourite Californian desert spot where the world folds in on itself and strange shapes appear in the sky. Shapes that manifest themselves in the dance of hands across organ keys. Light and rapid. They dance around the bass, tracing the shape of its pillars.
Amulet is taken from IE’s album Pome (out on Moon Glyph). Which you can get from Bandcamp right here.