Jaga Jazzist announce remix album Pyramid Remix featuring Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas, André Bratten, Paul Bender, and more, to be released November 5th on Brainfeeder Records. Lead single “The Shrine (Petter Eldh Remix)” kicks off the campaign. Later this fall, the band will perform Jaga Jazzist Leaves Earth, billed as the world’s “first sci-fi livestream.”
As bands and musicians gear up to hit the road, Jaga Jazzist plan to leave Earth altogether in a groundbreaking livestream. Directed by Haakon Mathisen (VIERLIVE), it promises to be an extraordinary cinematic live performance, streamed from inside the heart of a throttling spaceship.
A cast of friends and extended family rework compositions from Jaga Jazzist’s ninth studio album Pyramid (2020), a record that saw the legendary Norwegian eight-piece take a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. Cosmic disco royalty Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas and OKIOK bring the club-ready heat. Meanwhile, André Bratten (Smalltown Supersound), OKR of Once And Future Band, Ian Chang (City Slang), Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote) and Petter Eldh veer off to the left into more experimental territory with stunning results.
“I first heard Jaga at the Roskilde Festival back in the early 2000s,” explains Petter Eldh. “The gig was an early afternoon slot so my mind hadn’t been chemically/organically altered yet. I was knocked to the ground! Sensory overload! Their music had a mind-altering ability on its own. Exhilarating! Martin and Lars are a big inspiration in my own endeavours in mixing electronic soundscapes and acoustic instruments. To sit with all the stems from ‘Pyramid’ was like walking around in the most imaginative and fun theme park. Hopefully, someone will experience that good old sensory overload listening to my take on Jaga!”
Pyramid Remix (Brainfeeder) will release digitally on November 5, 2021. A limited-edition yellow vinyl 2LP with artwork by Martin Kvamme follows on December 3rd.