NYC Label RVNG Intl. recently kicked off the FRKWYS 12" series, which pairs legends of forever with heroes of the now-- Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti with Excepter, for example, or ARP with Anthony Moore. On their latest release, our fave dark raga wave cowboys Psychic Ills get remixed by Hans Joachim Irmler from Faust, Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers, and techno overlord Juan Atkins. Dream team or what?
Here you have Mr. Atkins’ re-engineering of "Mantis". Imagine The Holy Mountain biting the gun metal sky in the distance, past desolate provinces where mutant rastafaris reenact the fall of Zion with bass guitars as crude as siege engines. Slip into Rex Mecha and start your pilgrimage across this anti-neon reticle. If Public Image Ltd. had made the soundtrack for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, it would have totally sounded like this.
FRKWYS Vol. 4: Psychic Ills 12" is out September 7th via RVNG Intl.