“In light of the recent spate of deadly attacks by lone wolf, “self-radicalized” extremists—Egypt, Sweden, London, Manchester, London again, Iran, etc., etc.—and all past attacks perpetrated by self-radicalized religious ideologues (the Orlando club attack being one of the worst), I started thinking about how to investigate and interrogate the psychic vulnerabilities of a would be jihadist recruit. As a response, I wrote and recorded this song.
With a message like that it’s not hard to see why ds|fečo is drawing so much attention. Like a slow churned Juana Molina with a Future Islands flare, “Jihad du Jour” is filled with an empowering message to current events.
dsfečo has spent decades composing commissioned works for dance, theater, video and even broadcast. On this record, there is much more experimentation and you can tell that it was made for a certain fan of nausea-inducing club hits.. the kind that are coated in drones of sadness and waves of reverb vocals and made after a few nights of heavy drinking.
Definitely check it out.