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ARTIST
TITLE
24/7
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KOMP 073CD KOMP 073CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/15/2009

The Kompakt label is extremely excited to release the sixth album by one of the most well-known electronic music acts in history, Iceland's legendary GusGus. You could compare 24/7 to a whale -- an animal that spends most of its time under the surface, but when it comes up above sea-level, it usually surfaces with magnificent splendor. Therefore, you should not glean over this work; every moment of it is laid out with painstaking and elaborate care. The spine of this music is GusGus' own invention -- growling synths, vibrational squelches, and rhythmic synth pulses that build and build towards analog climaxes so sublime as to be almost unbearable. This album also marks Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson's vocal return to the band, for the first time since the group's 4AD releases. As on previous occasions, GusGus performs a song written and sung by Jimi Tenor, and there is also a song that GusGus and Detroit's Aaron-Carl composed together while being on opposite sides of the Atlantic. 24/7 is an overwhelming, multifarious, interwoven and braided musical atmosphere where the listener has to surrender and adhere to the conditions that the music demands, for over 50 minutes.