Monday, May 30, 2011

ELEKTRO GUZZI



ELEKTRO GUZZI are Bernhard Hammer, Jakob Schneidewind and Bernhard Breuer of the Vienna-based analogue techno act. The trio's unique approach to techno consists of live performances with a setup of heavily modified bass and electric guitars as well as acoustic drums.  The result is astonishing in that the sound remains true to its techno origins yet the means of production are so foreign to the genre.

The band joined forces in 2004 and after 5 years of practice and experimentation finally entered the studio to record.  Eversince, the trio has toured Japan and has performed at Barcelona's Sonar festival, London's Fabric club and the epic Berghain in Berlin.

The performances of Elektro Guzzi are 100% live as they do not use pre-recorded or sequenced material. Their analogue techno and minimal sounds are all produced with their instruments and that's what makes us want to listen, watch and dance.  Their latest album was released by Macro Recordings and a new release is coming soon on the same label.  More info and some videos after the jump. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Holy Other - With U EP


Holy Other is back with the EP "With U" which you can listen to in its entirety here and even download some of the tracks for free.  His sound is usually described as witch-house but could more appropriately be described as syrupy ghost-hop (term affectionately coined by Red Cup).  Holy Other uses pitched-down vocals to an unsettling effect and like many of his peers borrows heavily from the sounds of chopped and screwed hip-hop.  However, where Holy Other stands out is in the relatively high production quality and the sheer catchiness of the tunes.  Don't be suprised of you find yourself mimmicking in song the barely audible words to the track "Your Touch" in a ridiculous slow motion voice.