Band: Spartan Jet-Plex
Album: Touchante

Nancy Grim Kells is the founder of Grimalkin Records, a collectively run label spotlighting QTBIPOC artists. They have been making music since the 90s under the moniker Spartan Jet-Plex but, most of those recordings did not make it out into the zeitgeist until 2019.

On Touchante, Kells plays with the atonal and melody to sound bathe the listener into dreamlike, almost chanted, incantations. Beneath the loops, a voice, hopeful and woeful, harmonizes to blend with precision into a rhythmic flow. Each track I can feel would blend flawless into longer format remixes of many different genres. A resonant sound space that caresses your ear and mind with acoustic empathy. Each track may be short in length but, each carries a gravity that makes time nearly stand still with pleasure.

Touchante is a gentle scratch to the nape of your neck, a brush of cheek over cheek, a soft hand to guide you to a attuned Truth. And it does this all under twenty minutes. Epic in scope but, deliberate in focus, each track sends you the answer that The Universe does indeed work in mysterious ways. I cannot wait to hear what other questions Spartan Jet-Plex will ask and has asked The Universe, and sonically dive into any answers that have been beautifully received.

There is a listening party and chat with Spartan Jet-Plex for their album Touchante on March 3, 2023 at 6pm EST on their Discord, Minnie Mouse Club.

By Sihn Starr Cartia

Artist. Musician. Writer. Anarcho. Punk. Goth. Gaymer. Streamer. Greetings.

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