Gangpol Und Mit – The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club (2011)
In an amalgamation of video game mechanics and all that is terrifying with the world comes Gangpol & Mit, a duo consisting of one musician and one graphic artist. Their vision of a world in which blocky caricatures of spies and confused percussionists comes to life on their newest album, The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club, an album as rich as it’s mustachioed cover and twice as bizarre.
Following in the footsteps of the 8bit revolution, wherein musicians and gamers find peace in the digital music world, Gangpol’s latest revels in electronic noise picked merrily from the Nintendo generation. Massive percussion drowns the listener in a sea of hyperactive absurdity. Take a look at the cover to get a sense of the world the duo reside in; it pretty much sums up everything inside. They are the rock ‘em sock ‘em musicians.