gus gus - where are they?

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where are gus gus? and was their second album anygood? has anyone heard the Gigi Galaxy remix of Barry?

rinse, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

that snow white song was incredible.

ethan, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the gigi galaxy mix is fucking wicked. well funky. i saw q-burns abstract message dj in moscow and he played that.....well unexpected, so i had a dnace even though there were only 30 people there ort something. who the fuck is gigi galaxy?

i like 'polydistortion' the first album. and the girl (who got sackd) is cute. apparently theres some like community of fan-sites fr her or something. weird huh.

ambrose, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I luv gg. I think that they're more of a collaboration/collective than a band - so I wouldn't be suprised is members are often 'off doing other things'. btw. Emilliana Torrini - for tis she that sang on alot of polydistortion - left to go solo. Her first international release (she'd done a fair bit of Iceland only stuff b4) 'Love In The Time Of Science' is a fantastic album of slinky trip-hop. Yes she is cute, but the music is top notch also - one or 2 singles got a lot of Radio One airplay last summer...

bounder, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

bounder must be drunk today. Emiliana has nothing to do with Gus Gus. the girl's name is Hafdis Huld. And she is SO FUCKING HOT.

tim, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I believe the correct spelling is GusGus and their second album was much better than their debut. Better songs, better lyrics, better everything. I saw them play live a couple of years back and I really thought they were going to be the new Underworld... The new album is supposed to be called "Celebrator" and come out next year.

JoB, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
the daniel agust single any good?

dh, Friday, 26 August 2005 21:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Was there ever an instrumental of "Believe"?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 26 August 2005 22:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was about to say "yeah, "Jungle Jazz"", but I guess it's not the same. I adore "Believe" too. Am I in the minority for prefering the first album? I should pick up the third one as well I guess cos I thought "David" was ace.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 27 August 2005 05:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
I am listening to Attention right now.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 July 2006 14:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think 'Attention' is good. the 'Need In You' single from January this year was unfortunately too much like it to stand up well in 2006. i am aware of the perversity of these two statements combined.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Monday, 3 July 2006 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Call Of The Wild" might be the best track they've ever done.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 July 2006 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I Heard they are in Iceland eating baked potatoes with cheese and raw organic reindeer meat. This is more than just a stupid rumor.....

sim (simbo), Monday, 3 July 2006 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 July 2006 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i miss them. too bad they suck now since all the good members left

kevin barking (arghargh), Monday, 3 July 2006 15:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What's Hafdis up to these days, didn't she have a solo record in the works?

Jena (JenaP), Monday, 3 July 2006 17:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five years late but Gigi Galaxy = Gary Martin

He is from Detroit therefore he is great.

tylero (tylero), Monday, 3 July 2006 20:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Truly great band. I loved "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)" at the time and still think it rocks now.

JTS (JTS), Monday, 3 July 2006 23:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

saw them live when Attention came out; my friend and i sat crosslegged on the little dais in front of the stage, in between the dancing crowd and the band. we just kinda bounced. it was fantastic!

the first half of This Is Normal had some incredible songs, esp. 'Starlovers' and 'Superhuman'

are they still a going concern?

derrick (derrick), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 00:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This thread is great because the title of it seems to sum up the whole problem with gus gus. Where are they indeed? Their first album was nearly revolutionary and then they put out what I thought was lackluster stuff after that, but STILL managed to do a fuckin' amazing live gig around the time of their second proper album. Talk about wasted potential

I haven't heard Attention, though. Also says they were supposed to have just released something called "Forever" at the end of June.

Vampire Business (Bimble...), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 01:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
new album 'Forever' sounds flat, formulaic and disappointing for the most part :(
where's the oomph? itunes previews aren't necess. best thing to go by but still

blueski, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hasn't former bandleader Daniel Agust (or however you spelt it) just released a solo album?

Tim F, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 03:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A while back. Swallowed A Star. Credited to Daniel.

The new GusGus album actually covers a track from it.

djh, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 17:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

lol i was gonna post to say i liked that snow white song

and what, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Call Of The Wild" might be the best track they've ever done.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry) on Monday, July 3, 2006 9:56 AM (7 months ago)
That is a cool track. I just saw the video for it at [Link their site][link] yesterday...

I felt very confused. It walks a very thin line between sexy and absurd.

Faisal Shennib, Thursday, 1 March 2007 04:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

let me try that again:

gusgus video site

Faisal Shennib, Thursday, 1 March 2007 04:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've enjoyed "Need in Me", "Hold You" and Agust's "Moss". "Mallflowers" is on it too.

Jena, Thursday, 1 March 2007 05:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm a sucker for GusGus though...

Jena, Thursday, 1 March 2007 05:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

according to a recent popjustice e-mail, hafdis huld does have a solo record. got a myspace page and airthang. too lazy/drunk to link right now tho.

impudent harlot, Thursday, 1 March 2007 05:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's weak

Jena, Thursday, 1 March 2007 08:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

hafdis huld is playing london's borderline tomorrow. i's a going cuz i absolutely love dirty paper cup, her solo album. it's twee as hell, but all the better for that. anyone else going?

CharlieNo4, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 09:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that'll be a no then :-(

CharlieNo4, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 10:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's twee as hell, but all the better for that.

this may have been the deal-buster heh

blueski, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 11:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...


HI DERE, Monday, 25 June 2007 12:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Daniel Agust solo album is gorgeous.

Trayce, Monday, 25 June 2007 13:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

O RLY? tell me MOAR

HI DERE, Monday, 25 June 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Same here please.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"I.I.E." is really great, huh.

Wes HI DEREson (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 March 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 11 April 2009 18:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Was just relistening to a lot of their stuff the other week -- but damn, this version kicks and then some.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 11 April 2009 18:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

their DJ mix for astralwerks was SO GOOD

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 11 April 2009 18:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

er sorry, their mix for moonshine

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 11 April 2009 19:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

they're on kompakt now? is that right?

just sayin, Saturday, 11 April 2009 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Stevie! Stevie's the one who rocked my world with that clip above. I don't know how it is that someone else posted it here. I was waiting for Stevie D. to post it here.

Lucking Faptop (Bimble), Saturday, 11 April 2009 22:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi Bimble! I found it on youtube and thought the folk over here would like it. I was going to post more about it but got called away as soon as I'd posted the link. Seeing how they did that track live makes me want to find out what their other live material was from this period.

I am using your worlds, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh they were absolutely incredible when I saw them live. Like somewhere in another universe than the Polydistortion album would have led me to believe. That's why I couldn't believe it when their next album was ho-hum. If there's any live bootlegs out there, I bet they're shit-hot, assuming the sound quality is decent.

Phone of Drone (Bimble), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Got some live stuff now that they did for KCRW in '97 and '99. Been listening to it over the last hour and a half or so and it is DOPE, of course. Ravers would be flattened by this shit.

Take The Gothheads Bowling (Bimble), Monday, 13 April 2009 01:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

link plz!

Jena (who is actually a man) (Jena), Monday, 13 April 2009 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes, please, post those links! i loved that live vid above, saw them live at Showbox in 99 i think and they put on an amazing show. i had to rifle through my vinyl to see what i had by them and was shocked to find 5 12"s. had no idea i had that many from them but they were quite good for 2 years.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 13 April 2009 01:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

new album is really good! Much more song-based than the last one, though the first track doesn't really suggest that.

with hidden noise, Thursday, 30 June 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Weird: at various points in my life gus gus may have been my favourite band and kompakt my favourite label but ... haven't had the urge to buy this yet.

djh, Thursday, 30 June 2011 18:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah the new one is quite good, was a bit worried after the last one, especially because I was a bit cool on the ones before that. Heard this one while walking around looking at birds soaring up in the sky and it was pretty much perfect accompaniment. That little Klezmer break is fun but not very typical of the rest of the album.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 4 July 2011 14:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Though I have to admit, I still really miss the stuff they were doing around Polydistortion or even This is Normal. The newer stuff since then seems way more conventional.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 4 July 2011 14:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

OMG that youtube of "Believe" upthread!! Love that song so much. Rarely has a song threatened so ominously to become its own entire world.

Kinda hoping Mungolian Jet Set go in this direction on their album.

Tim F, Monday, 4 July 2011 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

the mellow vibe on the new one is really, really great

BTW I recommend giving 24/7 another shot, I recently pulled that one out and was startled by how much better it sounded given some distance from Attention

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think it was Forever that really got me wondering about whether I still cared about them, and probably didn't give 24/7 enough attention because of that.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 16:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Within You" on the new album is as good as anything they've done.

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha Sean, I did the exact same thing

really, Forever is a dud compared to everything else they've done; I'd probably like it just fine had they released it under a psuedonym

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

title track on the new one is amazing. when i was flying to iceland last month icelandair was "premiering" this via their inflight media service. also featured: tim hecker, âme's fact mix, many bizarre things.

i like 24/7 fine but arabian horse may well be their best record like ever.

adam, Thursday, 7 July 2011 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I still think This Is Normal is their best. The new one is great though.

DJP, Friday, 8 July 2011 11:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Polydistortion for me, with This is Normal close behind.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 8 July 2011 12:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I doubt I'll hear another album as obsesssively designed as Arabian Horse from this year. Every surface is sandblasted aluminium, with but a few cues to the listener that mnml/tech house is another shape of folk music. Highly recommended for fans of Luomo.

der dukatenscheisser (Sanpaku), Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Belatedly on board with this album.

Tim F, Sunday, 13 November 2011 08:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I just got in from seeing Gus Gus live in Oslo. So at what point did they become the greatest band in the world? Amazing scenes. And one of them was dressed like the Big Lebowski.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just got in from seeing Gus Gus live in Oslo. So at what point did they become the greatest band in the world? Amazing scenes. And one of them was dressed like the Big Lebowski.

They were always amazing from the get-go.

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Saw Gus Gus live in 99 and they were amazing then. One of the best electronic live shows I've ever seen.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jealous, much... I listen to Arabian Horse and imagine it live.

mmmm, Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had a few single by them in the mid 90s and they just seemed like some downtempo 4AD, trip hop thing.

More than happy to be proved wrong. Need to go and see them live again as soon as.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Polydistortion and This Is Normal are now on Spotify!

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Friday, 25 May 2012 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Polydistortion was sounding just right this morning.

djh, Friday, 18 January 2013 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Biggi from Gus Gus produced the new John Grant album, or at least the electronic tracks, and it sure sounds like it. Great unexpected alliance.

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 21 January 2013 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Does the recent 4ad book have anything interesting to say about them?

djh, Saturday, 23 November 2013 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay I had no idea about the connection to the John Grant album, no wonder how much I loved it

deX! (DJP), Sunday, 24 November 2013 00:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Trying to compile a home-made "best of". Heavily weighted to the first two albums, so far.

djh, Monday, 25 November 2013 20:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I hope you're considering "David" and "Call of the Wild" from Attention

deX! (DJP), Monday, 25 November 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

also "Hateful" from 24/7

deX! (DJP), Monday, 25 November 2013 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Was thinking "David", "Desire" and "Attention" from that album, I think. At least one of those is likely to end up edited off a CDR-80 though.

djh, Monday, 25 November 2013 20:30 (five years ago) Permalink

obv not "David" tho

deX! (DJP), Monday, 25 November 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

"over" from arabian horse for sure

adam, Monday, 25 November 2013 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

There's a bit about Gus Gus in the 4AD book but the writer obviously thinks the label had lost its way by that point and I can't remember any interesting revelations.

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 25 November 2013 20:42 (five years ago) Permalink

btw adam is completely OTM re: "Over"

deX! (DJP), Monday, 25 November 2013 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I was ambivalent about it when it came out (or not in the Gus Gus zone) but Arabian Horse really is very good.

djh, Monday, 25 November 2013 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Fairly certain nothing from "Forever" will make it onto this best of. A surprising amount of Arabian Horse might, though.

Not delving into remixes and alternate versions too much (as am on a time schedule - a holiday) but the GiGi Galaxy version of "Barry" and the Roy's Lady Soul mix of "Ladyshave" will be on there.

djh, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

CDR80 - Draft
Barry (GiGi Galaxy)
Ladyshave (Roy's Lady Soul Mix))
Very Important People
Within You
Changes Come
Blue Mug (Demo)

djh, Thursday, 28 November 2013 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Good selection. I'd add this remix from Forever

Rotating prince game (I am using your worlds), Friday, 29 November 2013 00:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Loving Arabian Horse so much that I'm bemused that I owned but didn't get into it when it came out.

djh, Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:30 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Mexico is out today and it's sounding great. Haven't noticed Earth much so far though.

Rotating prince game (I am using your worlds), Monday, 23 June 2014 10:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Read somewhere that Arabian Horse is Gus Gus's and Kompakt's best-selling album. Does that seem plausible?

Any thoughts on Mexico?

djh, Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I want to listen to Mexico. I will pick up a physical copy soon. Can't imagine Arabian Horse selling more than The Field, Gui Boratto or the first Immer. They all seemed to have a lot more exposure than AH. Unless there is a market I'm not familiar with.

mmmm, Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:48 (four years ago) Permalink

arabian horse is a masterpiece imo but mexico didn't grab on first listen, must try harder

adam, Sunday, 29 June 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

yeah mexico owns too. seeing them week after next, i hope it is exactly like that youtube of "believe" that is the best video on the internet

adam, Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:28 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Mexico is missing something, for me.

Enjoyed this though:

djh, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:24 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Mexico quite a bit. A few songs aren't all that me but Obnoxiously Sexual, Another Life, Crossfade and God Application are all pretty good. Looking forward to seeing them on Friday.

mmmm, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Anyone keeping up with them? There was a new album this week, apparently.

djh, Monday, 26 February 2018 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Feel it's been downhill from Arabian Horse. I've listened to the subsequent albums, but never a second time. I wonder whether they changed or I did.

It's because I'm human, isn't it?! (Sanpaku), Monday, 26 February 2018 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha, yes. I've had that thought.

djh, Monday, 26 February 2018 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

New one is OK but the vocals are all Daniel I think and they're better with a bit
more variety of voices as on AH.

nashwan, Monday, 26 February 2018 22:16 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

i listened to Mexico a lot when it came out but find i rarely want to come back to it. Arabian Horse remains a masterpiece though, not a single weak track (even Magnified Love has some redeeming qualities).

i'm liking the latest (Lies Are More Flexible) a lot. it seems more subdued? like it's a winter album while Mexico was a summer album. and while some tracks are closer to Mexico (continuing the tradition of using perhaps the most boring track as the title track) Featherlight / Lifetime / Fuel would all fit on AH. Featherlight is beautiful, in the same manner Seamoss is but with vocal.

agreed on variety of voices! - while John Grant can replace Högni there are times on Fireworks and Lifetime where you can almost hear Earth bits here and there.

scanner darkly, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:45 (five months ago) Permalink

ha, Selfoss, not Seamoss!

scanner darkly, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:47 (five months ago) Permalink

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