Jeans Wilder is becoming the steady purveyor of spectral balladry that soundtracks past instances of your 20jazzfunkgreats conflicted youth. Memories of those days when we hadn’t yet fully developed the arcane powers which allow us to facemelt our foes with a flick of the wrist, memories of past days enthralled by the blink of deer eyes set in a human face staring at us for a moment down the eternal halls of the witch palace, then forgetting us immediately as if we were wearing the+20 dodge invisibility cloak which was actually hidden in our locker.
Sweet and sour times of growth and conflict that we shed like lizard skin as we continued in our evolution, every layer lovingly folded and stored in the rusty filing cabinets of our memory. Sipping on a brandy at the lounge of our manor we listen to ‘tough guys’ and reminisce, revelling in the lazy and creaking ‘Althea and Donna jamming at the graveyard’ vibes over which its prelude to violence unfolds, remember the day we stood up for ourselves and what we believed in. It was the Breakfast Club vs Scanners, yes, we limped for weeks afterwards, but you should have seen the other guy.
God know what good deeds we did last year, because this Christmas we received a wealth of goodies from Copenhagen’s finest Skrot Up, we dig through it in turbulent delight, stumbling on gem after gem that we hope will blow you away as much as it’s done with us. We shall be dropping them here and there like stuka pilots of blietzkrieg love.
Let us begin with Death to the King’s ‘Dream Unknown’, an undead skank through desolate moors as the sun struggles to break past a mist pestilent like the aural emanations from a meaningless massacre. The black beast of Hyperdub digi yearning steps into the dark tunnel where Yellow Swans lost their poisonous drone, the forces of light are defeated and the ignorant universe continues it descent into entropy. It couldn’t have been any other way, but the wizards put up such a good fight.
As an extra sweet bonus, here you have a mixtape that Copenhagen extraordinaire Martha has put together for us (artwork too). On her own words: ‘it’s good for when you’re on a plane, or minding a gallery, or playing with babies or biking to school or even when you’re doing homework’. Which is true, but also an understatement. Enjoy!
1. Enya’s Panic Room – Chariots of Enya Theme
2. Renaldo and The Loaf – A Critical Dance
3. Chaos Through Programming – Mix Excerpt
4. Javier – Blood Fantasy
5. Gary War – Bounce Four
6. Xuxa – Música Demoníaca Revertida
7. Supertalented – Brazil
8. Hermeto Pascoal – Música de Lagoa
9. Push The Button – Love is in This Club
10. Ray Fenwick – I will Always Love you (doubled)
11. DJ Nar Nar – Naïve Melody Chopped
12. Nite Jewel – Another Horizon
13. Ela Orleans – Amsler Grid
14. Flying Lizards – An Age
15. Pamelia Kurstin – Theremin Ochestra
16. Julia Shammas Holter – 50 Bunny Rabbits
17. George Edwards – Floating Away
18. Nana Mouskouri – Enas Mythos