ELEKTRO GUZZI have been called many names: man-machine. clockwork. techno organism.
It is truly one like no other. By now, the 3 Austrian wizards have become the preeminent techno band. A trio of guitar, bass and drums, they play murder beats with the drive of a machine that got possession of the sonic detail only physical instruments are capable producing. The unparalleled appeal of matching sound and performance vision in real time - you see how every sound is created, right there, on the spot - have made them a primary choice for cutting edge festivals like Roskilde, Sónar (2x official programm), Mutek, Melt!, Stop Making Sense, C/O Pop, Eurosonic, Extrema, Airwaves, Sziget, Dancity, Spring Festival and a long list of others across Europe, North and Latin America and Japan. In parallel they have conquered the club circuit from Berghain to Fabric to Arma17. The album: Originally recorded for a Tapeworm cassette release, Austrian techno wonder Elektro Guzzi locks into two “circles” + one essential addition. Tight as ever, but this time the usual restrictions to track durations and vinyl sides are completely abandoned in favour of deep explorations of the long form. Rich on texture, all the little timbral strokes add up to a continuous push down the bass-heavy techno rabbit hole. The result is nowhere close to a loose jam, but renders a concentrated display of musical swarm logic. Intimate, thrusting, circular.
(added: 2015-02-24 09:52:00 )