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  • 07/08/2009

GusGus Returns... on Kompakt

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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