Boomkat Product Review:
Jan Jelinek takes on six great pop "standards" by the likes of Kraftwerk and Marcel Duchamp, dissected by sampler, stretched, compressed, and re-collaged with a rarely paralleled craftsmanship and playfulness.
‘Anthology of American Pop Music’ is the technically the 2nd full length statement from the semi-fictitious project’s HQ, the Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe, Germany. It is an arch example of Jan Jelinek’s fakelore approach to composition, demonstrating his deeply enigmatic style of sample dissection and reassembly in six collaged vignettes threaded with elusive ohwurms and “flashes of déjà vu and remote echoes that evoke the original”, all blessed with the cool curiosity of his most intoxicating, dreamiest work.
With a beguiling sleight-of-hand on the sampler perhaps matched only by the likes of Carl Stone, but much more delicate with it, Jelinek’s latest GES sees him tease uncredited, unrecognisable pop hits into spidery webs of thought that loop and fray in totally absorbing ambient geometries and rustling, jazzy fabrications. We advise shutting off all comms, closing the curtains, and allowing only a hypnic jerk or two get in between you and GES mesmerising, lissom suspension systems and blissed smirk state of mind.