ciénaga is a DJ based between Seattle, WA and Elko, NV. Coming from a background in performance, he wields music as a tool to invoke the theatre of the mind. For his REDEFINE mixtape, he does just that. Using a combination of pitched down trance bangers, bass-laden tech house, and obtuse...
Bleep is a column focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. In this post, Juju & Jordash make primitive techno waves with their latest release on Dekmantel, and Photek makes a comeback that strays from drum n' bass territory.
In this generally unsettling music video for "Dr. Strangepork", directed by James Murray, flesh and rope create tension and discomfort that's balanced by strange -- and increasingly stranger -- images of floral bouquets. Here, the gritty repetition seems appropriate for carnal pleasure and displeasure, taste and distaste, but Juju & Jordash show more than just these simple dichotomies on the dualistically-named Techno Primitivism, their latest release on Dekmantel. Some have called the title "ironic", but there is no semblance of irony here. It's just that Juju & Jordash know exactly how to push Stone Age atonalism and fire pit hypnotism into the streamlined waves of future music.
(Note: It's actually a pretty fun mental exercise to craft the hypothetical cinematic in where Juju & Jordash's music connects those two worlds.)
Juju & Jordash - "Dr. Strangepork" Music VideoJuju & Jordash - "Bleached Roots"