Gus Gus Vs. T-World
Icelandic superstars Gus Gus have always ridden that thin line between electronic “pop” music and true underground credibility. With this new 7 song EP, though, Gus Gus breaks that line and heads down below. The tracks here have a very consistent flow to them. There are no vocals, and all are either very mellowed out breakbeat or progressive house.
“Anthem” kicks off the disc with a long ambient intro, moving into Hardkiss-style tribal breakbeat, while “Northern Lights” is an after-hours gem for the house nation. “Purple,” already a progressive house anthem, popularized by UK globetrotting trance jock Sasha, and “Rosenberg,” “Sleeptime,” and “Esja” bring things to a more tech-level, while still retaining that chilled out vibe.
If you were a fan of Gus Gus before this EP, but aren’t a big fan of trance or house music, this is definitely not the album for you – their sound is simply not the same. If you are a fan of the aforementioned styles of music, though, look no further – this is a great disc, with a great sound, by a great collective of musicians.
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