Iceland Airwaves Eruption: Gus Gus
My first encounter with Iceland's Gus Gus (MySpace) was when I impulsively bought one of their albums five or six years ago. I was hooked. The electronic act justifies the persistent existence of techno: they seamlessly meld more generic electro beats, jumpy, warped bass lines, and glitchy minimalist layered melodies with something less rigid and computerized; something soulful, even.
That sort of organic feel that underlines everything Gus Gus does is a tremendous asset, to the say the least, and should be reason enough to keep coming back to them. They're creative guys working in a genre that's unfortunately been extremely tarnished by time.
They'll be at the Iceland Airwaves festival (which runs from October 17 to 21), too ... enjoy this new track, "Moss."