Emerging from the fallout of Oslo's
Grunerlokka club-jazz scene, The Mungolian Jet Set have built a new empire from
the debris of musical civilizations both recent and
long considered lost.
Led by Paul "Strangefruit" Nyhus and Knut
Saevik, the Jetset have created a Sonic Laboratory at the heart of their
growing empire, and it is from there that strangely beautiful and funky
audiomutants issue, their numbers growing day by day.
Although their first release suggested a band
hell-bent on producing the spaciest jazz ever heard, it has become clear that
the Mungolian Masterplan is much darker and insidious, evolving to produce
increasingly distinctive yet completely mind-absorbing beats to underpin a
whirling vortex of sonic chaos, psychoacoustic bass warping and lavish and
The Jetset itself features a variable personnel,
but DJ Strangefruit and Knut Saevik reside at the central hub, keeping a firm
rein on jazz musicians, over-enthusiastic panhandlers, technocratic beat
peddlers, trance-inducing throbmongers, Fallen Space Nuns, Europop charlatans, Hardcore Boppers, Bardic Word-spitters, Disco
Dancers and lethargic Goldclad Divas.
Legends of their remixing skills abound throughout
the known world and, some might say, beyond.
Defining a Mungolian Jet Set remix is close to
impossible, yet the beat is what immediately lets you know that you've arrived
in the state of Mung. They probe the track carefully, and locate the Mungolian
zone within it, before shaking it into a trancelike psychedelic wormhole that
snakes through the souls of disco and bucket brigade dub. As one commentator
put it: "They could take a bargain basket flip-flop and remix it into a
Jimmy Choo" ... The commentator was later removed for disturbing
Yet you shouldn`t listen to them because of all of
No, you should listen to Mungolian Jet Set because
1. It would be irresponsible to do otherwise
2. The life of a small Labrador puppy depends on
3. It is written into the First Amendment of the
New World Order
4. The Great Prophet Sun Ra foresaw their arrival
5. They are more attractive than Panic at The Disco
( but not as attractive as Heino )
6. They have the ability to modify the space/time
continuum at will (and often do, releasing their "difficult" third
album - Beauty Came To Us In Stone - before their first and second albums.