Boomkat Product Review:
Guther, born in the summer of 2002, is not only the band's name but also Julia's last name. It hints at her pivotal role within this strange association. If you ask Julia what kind of music Guther makes she answers "girl's music" without a hint of irony or cynicism. Their debut album "I Know You Know" also just happens to be a blissful summer record and, quite simply, a quite remarkable debut that seems to manage to produce one unbeleivably catchy breezy pop tune after another - hit after hit. At no point during the recording of "I Know You Know", which took place entirely in a Berlin Mitte apartment, had Julia and Berend intended to record a whole album for release or even to make some money with what they had only just started. Rather, they were concerned with getting as close to an idea of their favourite music as possible, a sort of exercise in replication. In fact, however, they managed to update that kind of lofi-indie-pop into something entirely fresh and inspiring, something perfectly pop! The means of electronic production - a computer, a synthesizer and a drum machine, compliment the traditional lite lovesong jangle that makes for the bulk of the album. "When it became more and more clear that we would do a record on Morr Music, we always waited for stress or some other sort of pressure to start. But it never happened.....", and it shows, to their own surprise Guther produced their album just like that. And what is more, they managed to come up with songs that are all they ever wanted to hear in music: positively pop without being pretentious. Lovely.