- Artists Iron Curtis, Ultrademon
- Release Date 2013-01-21
- Label Midnight Shift
- Catalog MNS002
Also known as Johannes Paluka, Iron Curtis delivers two versions of Never Give Up. The first original is a deep houser, informed by Chicago, slightly yearning and executed in the lush, quietly confident style of Iron Curtis. Of structural complexity, The Chant version reconfigures the piece into a clanging techno classical masterpiece, making every single second of its 5:52 length count.
The former Josephine's Collective keyboardist left to strike out on his own, and created the furor that is known as #seapunk as he did. Both Bend and Goonchie Blunch are immediately distinctive to the ears, the former awashing you in a wave of arpeggiated chords, while the latter announcing the rapturous sideways entrance of an unmistakable young talent. A great expression borne out of the 21st Century.