Elektro Guzzi

“Hexenschuss, Elastic Bulb”

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LabelMacroCat. No.MACROM16
FormatEXCL10"EOrders fromTue, 19 Jan 2010
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Man/Machine: Vienna’s Elektro Guzzi challenge the meaning of “live” in electronic music. Bored of laptop sets? With a “classic” setup of guitar, bass and drums, Elektro Guzzi quantize themselves to an unheard level of discipline, tightness and danceability. No computers, no pre-recorded loops, no solos. Probably the first time techno is really played live. As sequential as they may sound, they couldn’t be more analogue. But however traditional they may look as a band, they certainly do not sound like one. Produced by Patrick Pulsinger, the tracks “Hexenschuss” and “Elastic Bulb” are great dancefloor movers, state of the art analogue recordings and prime examples of Elektro Guzzi’s incredible creative capabilities. Played live with no overdubs, these tracks break down the demarcation separating man and machine. Everything in techno has been done? You ain’t heard nothing yet. Debut album out may 2010 on Macro.

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James Holden (Border Community) BRILLIANT. I really like it, just what everyone needed.


JD Twitch (Optimo) I love it, particularly "Hexenschuss"! Will request for our Fabric mix CD.


Ivan Smagghe (Kill the DJ) You know I am not a man of many compliments but this is genuinely great... very original, which is rare these days...had to be said. Looking forward to this. And would love to see the live.


Tim Goldsworthy (DFA) Elastic Bulb is awesome!


Damian Lazarus (Crosstown Rebels) Wicked!! Love this.


Alex Attias (Planet E) Beautiful work. Top class release. Original and fresh. I’m totally into this.


Motor City Drum Ensemble (MCDE) Man hört sofort, dass das Macro ist. Well Done! Respekt dafür, Dinge einfach anders zu machen als der Rest. Wird gespielt.


Cio D’Or (Prologue) Hexenschuss is a full shot in the direction that I am looking for! Amazing sounds, well produced, very creative, fresh & futuristique! Great Track!


C-Rock (Cocoon Club) Cooles Zeugs!


Nico de Ceglia (BBC Radio 1) I love it!!!! Didn't know about these guys, thanks for making me discover them.


Sian (Pokerflat) Super interesting stuff!


Roual Galloway (Faith Mag) Elastic Bulb is a killer track.


Benna (Harry Klein) Psychedelisch und angsteinflössend. Auf jeden Fall sehr interessante Musik!


Jorge Socarras (Catholic) Listening and enjoying Elektro Guzzi - excellent! Beautifully rendered and rather cinematic. I've been so aware lately how awful most Hollywood soundtracks are. “Daybreakers” is pretty bad, but is made so much worse by the music. The funny thing is that Elektro Guzzi would've made a perfect soundtrack for it - futuristic, dark, suspenseful, quirky (not to mention danceable!).


Dan Curtin (Metamorphic) Very interesting and refreshing sound!


John Selway (CSM) Elastic Bulb is great!  Really gets in my head... and I'm very impressed it's a band.


iamelectron (Mighty Robot Rec) Elektro Guzzi sound amazing!!! I'm blown away. It looks like Macro is about to release yet another amazing LP. Well done! I must see these guys live. Yip - I think I've just found my new favourite band!!!


Alex from Tokyo (Innervisions) This is a great EP! Sonically it is my shit. I love it. Very interesting. Especially the A side track. We met in Tokyo last year. Their live show rocks! Keep pushing it!


Vincent Lemieux (Mutek/Musique Risquee) Great stuff !


Philip Marshall (Rebels in Control) These are utterly special tracks. Really smart. Their acoustic nature gives them so much s p a c e ; You can hear the room. I love that. How much production is done here, I wonder? It sounds quite dry in a way. Amazing lock to the groove. Are they this tight live? I NEED to hear this live. Quite seriously, blown away by these two tracks. Simply fantastic. Am I OK to pass this onto Jon Wozencroft of Touch? He'd go wild for this. Blimey – impressed. "Tight as a gnats chuff," as we say over here.



Oliver Ho (Raudive/Macro) Really great stuff, I love the quality of the sounds, and the minimalism of the instruments. I think the improvised nature of this really works, too. I am listening to a lot of stuff like this, lots of New York stuff, and Krautrock, too. I look forward to the album!


Falko Brocksieper (Sub Static) This has a stronger techno feel than tons of commonly produced techno. Will try (!) to mix & looking forward to the album!

Mathias Schaffhäuser (Ware) Great record! Will add it to my charts.


Gareth Owen (Electronic Beats) Totally sick....... :)


Paul Frick (Brandt Brauer Frick) Klingt wirklich einzigartig, besonders die A-Seite ist grandios!! Schön, wenn gute Musiker Sinn für Minimalismus haben!


Fantastikoi Hxoi Great textures and rhythm. These guys are up to something very good, I suspect. Can't wait for the album.


Ingo Sänger (Farside) Macro funky tech-soul! Ein echt tolles Release. Man spürt das Live-Arrangement, dennoch bleiben beide Tunes dabei absolut clubby…. so ein Vorhaben funktioniert nicht immer, hier dafür umso besser! Sind direkt in der „Kiste“.


Serge Verschuur (Clone) Nice release! We'll push it for our store!


Ralph Christoph (c/o pop) I like! Klingt wie jetztzeitige Variante von Liquid Liquid, vor allem »Hexenschuss«... Toller Tracktitel, übrigens.



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