One of my favourite songs ever. The video is equally good.
It is hard to say, that there is one Gus Gus. After “This is Normal” and big personal changes within the group, this seems to be just another band. But I must say that, while first albums were definiely more sophistecated in terms of music and just…better, the electronic, more cold, trance edition of that band still has it’s charm. The synths, beats, lyrics are so simple, but somehow it’s so engaging, that I like it a lot.
This is a really nice track from their new album “Arabic Horse”.
From the time, when icelandic music wasn’t so obvious and wide known…
In ’90 Gus Gus was for me one of the most interesting downtempo/elctronica groups. They started as 9 people band and began with a great “Polydistortion” album, then came also very good “This is Normal” (from which this track is). After there was very different from previous releases “Gus Gus vs. T-World” – very ambient and techno in sound, which confirmed that they still can suprise very well.
More contemporary productions aren’t that sophisticated. The band counts only 3 person (Veiran, President Bongo and Herb Legowitz) and remains more in dance ambiance. Some of their tunes are still worth of a look, but this is not what I would like Gus Gus to be.