Man/Machine: Vienna’s Elektro Guzzi challenge the meaning of “live” in techno. 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 dancefloor movers, state of the art analogue recordings and prime examples of Elektro Guzzi’s creative capabilities. Played live with no overdubs, these tracks break down the demarcation line separating man from machine. Everything in techno has been done? You ain’t heard nothing yet.
released April 9, 2010
Written by Elektro Guzzi
Produced by Elektro Guzzi and Patrick Pulsinger
Mixed by Patrick Pulsinger
Bass – Jakob Schneidewind
Drums – Bernhard Breuer
Guitar – Bernhard Hammer
Mastered by Rashad Becker
Artwork – Viet Hoa Le
Circuit Design – Stefan Goldmann