Boomkat Product Review:
If you were unfortunate enough to miss the delicious Earsugar 7" a while back on which Gudrun Gut offered up the first glimpse of 'Move Me', then fear not - for the mutant tango reverberations and exquisite vocal style that made it such a perfect single are in full effect on her debut LP 'I Put A Record On'. Busy as a bee, Gudrun manages to juggle the responsibility of a weekly radio show (Oceanclub Radio), extensive DJ commitments and the running of Monika Enterprise - with the recording of 'I Put A Record On' slipping in somewhere between. Utterly masterful in her ability to build an all consuming atmosphere without you even noticing it was occurring, Gudrun brings a bruised minimal style to her output that she then seasons with hypnotic vocals, warm flourishes and a delicate timbre that swaps continuously between the light and dark. Having opened with the fantastic 'Move Me' and its Polka dotted stance, we next move onto the indelible Smog cover 'Rock Bottom Riser', wherein Matt Elliot drops by for a collaboration that recalls the lambent heights of Robert Lippok and Barbara Morgenstern's 'Tesri'. Changing styles with the adept maneuverability of a seasoned pro, Gudrun can deliver heartbreak one minute and discerning club tunes the next - as proved by her seamless shift from 'Rock Bottom Riser' to 'The Land'. Moving on, 'Cry Easy' is a noir spin into eroded digital spheres and repeating vocal fragments, 'Girlboogie 6' is a strutting song that brings to mind a silicon PJ Harvey, whilst 'Sweet' is an echo-fed flurry of distant isolation. Following on with a pair of Manon P. Duursma collaborations that are thrillingly noir, 'I Put A Record On' is a fabulous album that shows the breadth and scope of Gudrun Gut's all encompassing vision.