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After last year's magnificent Puur LP on Enfant Terrible, DISTEL return with a cassette featuring five interpretations of MEKANIK KOMMANDO tracks and one original composition, all made for the first of four Ultra2012 events held across four Dutch cities in 2012. Performers were asked to in some way pay homage to the original Ultra movement of the late '70s and early '80s, and DISTEL choose to do so by covering five songs from MEKANIK KOMMANDO's debut LP It Would Be Quiet in the Woods if Only a Few Birds Sing from 1981. The closing original "Onde" was used as a sort of theme song for the events.
In the hands of DISTEL these songs are transformed from jittery white-boy punk-funk into menacing, pulsating krankheitspopmusik. Robotic voices call from deep beneath the layers of thundering bass. Euphoric rave arpeggios pierce through the din of squealing analog synthesizers and urges the listener to dance, or at the very least move in unison.