GusGus Returns... on Kompakt
- Words: Ken Taylor
We weren't sure what to make of the switch, when Icelanders GusGus went from 4AD to their own Pineapple label and now to Kompakt, but after a quick advance listen to the band's 24/7, we've gotta say, we're pretty damn pleased that the Cologne techno powerhouse picked them up. The first track, "Add This Song," offers a nice (non-cheesy) '90s rave vocal to set the tone, and within moments the dance/pop experimenters (who've since welcomed Daniel Agust back into the fold) hit the floor with some subdued 4/4 action. It's a mere six tracks, but the album thumps for a solid 50 minutes, and features Jimi Tenor's vocals on the darkish "Take Me Baby" and Detroit techno legend Aaron-Carl's production assistance on the bumpin' "Hateful." 24/7 hits shelves September 9.
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