Jahtari – Meanwhile Deep Beneath the Island

Jahtari – Meanwhile Deep Beneath the Island


“Meanwhile Deep Beneath the Island”

Nerdcore Dub versions from ‘The Secret of Monkey Island I & II’ adventure game soundtracks (1990/91), the forgotten Voodoo-Reggae classics from the floppy disc age.

The original game soundtracks by Michael Z. Land, in all their uncanny 16bit-Soundblaster FM-synth glory, were a massive influence for Jahtari (weird computer game reggae!) – but could those soothing and somewhat wimpy tracks be translated into a Heavyweight Dub context, something that might work on a sound system?

Well, here are our attempts from around 2005/06: Meanwhile Deep Below the Island. Sixteen haunting tracks optimized for drinking grog by Gamle Harlev Orchestra & Bo Marley, John Frum, Volfoniq and disrupt. Finished cuts, various dubs and plain demos, raised from the Undead, just for the torment of your ears!

Available as FREE download on Bandcamp – and as limited tape run with alternate ‘Head of the Navigator’ cover!
released February 24, 2021

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