GusGus


GusGus

Infobox musical artist
Name = GusGus


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Origin = Reykjavík, Iceland
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Genre = Electronic music, House
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Years_active = 1995—
Label = 4AD
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URL = [http://www.gusgus.com/ gusgus.com]
Current_members = Stephan Stephensen, Birgir Þórarinsson
Past_members = Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson, Magnús Jónsson, Sigurður Kjartansson, Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson, Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir, Emilíana Torrini, Magnús Guðmundsson, Baldur Stefánsson, Heidrun Anna Björnsdottir,Urður Hákonardóttir

GusGus is a band from Reykjavík, Iceland. [ [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Gus+Gus?anv=Gusgus Gusgus ] ] They were founded in 1995. They released their sixth album, "Forever", in February/March 2007.

History

Initially formed as a film and acting collective, the group became mostly known for their electronic music. GusGus has had a varied lineup, including:
*Birgir Þórarinsson (a.k.a. Biggi Veira or Biggo)
*Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson
*Magnús Jónsson (a.k.a. Blake)
*Sigurður Kjartansson (a.k.a. Siggi Kinski)
*Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson
*Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir
*Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir
*Urður Hákonardóttir (a.k.a. Earth)
*Magnús Guðmundsson (a.k.a. Herb Legowitz a.k.a. Buckmaster DeLaCruz, The Fox, Fuckmaster, or Herr Legowitz)
*Stephan Stephensen (a.k.a. President Bongo, Alfred More, or President Penis)
*Baldur Stefánsson

Several lineup changes have occurred, and their current incarnation consists of three members (President Bongo, Earth and Biggi Veira). After their third album, "This Is Normal", the filmmaking arm of GusGus (Kjartansson and Árni Þorgeirsson) split off to form the production company Celebrator, now known as Arni & Kinski, [ [http://www.arniandkinski.com/bio/ Arni & Kinski | Biography ] ] which has produced award-winning advertisements and videos. A few former members such as Hafdís Huld, Blake, and Daníel Ágúst have gone solo, most notably though Emilíana Torrini, who provided a song for the soundtrack to Peter Jackson's "".

GusGus's music is eclectic, and although primarily classified with techno, trip-hop and house music, they have experimented with numerous other styles. They have also remixed several famous artists, including Björk, Depeche Mode, Moloko, and Sigur Rós. Added to this they released the song "Desire" with Ian Brown in January 2004.

The band's name refers to the 1974 German film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, where a female character is cooking couscous for her lover, pronouncing it "Gus Gus". The band regards it as a "sex reference". [ [http://nuflicks.de/index.php/archiv/action/listSingle/cId/2/singleID/32/ Gus Gus Interview with Nina Asseng, Berlin 2007] (comment by Daníel Ágúst, starting at 5:30)]

Band members

Discography

Studio albums

* "Gus Gus" (1995)
* "Polydistortion" (1997)
* "This Is Normal" (1999)
* "Gus Gus vs. T-World" (2000)
* "Attention" (2002)
* "Mixed Live at Sirkus, Reykjavik" (2003)
* "Forever" (2007)

Singles

* "Polyesterday" (1996)
* "Believe" (1997)
* "Standard Stuff For Drama" (1997)
* "Ladyshave" (1999)
* "V.I.P." (1999)
* "Dance You Down" (2002)
* "Desire" (2002)
* "David" (2003)
* "Call Of The Wild" (2003)
* "Lust / Porn" (2005)
* "Need In Me" (2005)
* "Forever Sampler" (2006)
* "Moss" (2007)
* "Hold You" (2007)

ee also

*List of bands from Iceland

External links

* [http://www.gusgus.com Official website]
* [http://www.gusgus-disco.de/ Discography]
* [http://www.myspace.com/gusgus GusGus on Myspace]

References


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