These tracks are created using guitars, drums and effect pedals.
Elektro Guzzi have been called a lot of things – from “Man-Machine” to “first ever real live techno band” – and most critics have added plenty of superlatives to their descriptions.
It’s a hype you can safely believe: The energy and precision of their fabled live shows has to be experienced first hand in order to understand why Elektro Guzzi are regulars on the world’s clubs and festival circuit, having played Berghain and Fabric, SÛnar and Time Warp in 2011.
It’s also a hype you can safely ignore: Listening to Elektro Guzzi’s music it becomes completely irrelevant that these tracks are created using guitars, drums and effect pedals. They stand tall for what they are: Spectacularly unique sounding and brilliantly flowing exercises in dark, organic techno.
From hypnotic ‘Fat Pony’ to ‘High Noon’s swirling pads and ‘Jangu’s steel-drum-led Jeff Mills allusions, the trio’s Pomelo debut is an EP that’s firmly made with the dance-floor as its inspiration and goal, refining their style while embracing new influences, such as the wobbly bass lines and bouncy UK-style grooves in ‘Asteroid’.
Once again aided by the legendary mixing skills of Patrick Pulsinger at Vienna’s Feedback Studios, Bernhard Hammer, Jakob Schneidewind and Bernhard Breuer are clearly at the peak of their prowess and well on the way of making Elektro Guzzi the most radical dance band of the decade.
Specification: Allegro EP