A new album by Gudrun Gut and AGF explores the sultry sounds of a construction site.
The idea for the album was originally conceived in 2008, when the two artists worked together on a commission for the BBC program Late Junction. Greie and Gut's talents were predictably compatible: the former is an "electronic poet" who has previously worked with Ellen Allien and Vladislav Delay, while the latter is a longtime staple of Berlin's experimental scene, whose credentials include membership in the original lineup of Einsturzende Neubauten.
After recording hours of chainsaws, pneumatic hammers and the like, Greie and Gut finished the album over the course of 2009, working separately at their home studios in Finland and Berlin respectively. The duo spent months sculpting their source material into something more musical, as well as adding vocals, beats and guitar sounds, and eventually arrived at what the label describes as "post-kraut-dub-industrial-techno." For more info on the project, check out the duo's official website.
The album will be preceded by a single, Wir bauen eine neue Stadt ("We're building a new city"), a loose cover of the early '80s track by Palais Schaumberg (a band whose lineup included Moritz von Oswald and Thomas Fehlmann among others). Slated for release on May 21st, the record will come complete with remixes by Alva Noto and Wolfgang Voigt.
01. Cutting Trees
02. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt
03. Drilling An Ocean
05. Make It Work
09. Chine Memories
10. White Oak
11. We Matter
Monika Enterprise will release Baustelle on June 11th, 2010.