Gudrun Gut, I Put a Record On

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

If you've heard of Gudrun Gut before, you probably know her as one of three things: an early member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Monika Enterprise and Moabit Musik's label head or the co-presenter of Oceanclub radio program every Friday night in Berlin with DJ/producer Thomas Fehlmann. Known for her many collaborations, after one listen to I Put a Record On, though, you'll be hard-pressed to explain why Gut hasn't recorded a (truly) solo album yet. The key track here is “Move Me,” which sounds like “Pomp and Circumstance” run through Lee “Scratch” Perry's studio with a woman whispering over the results. It's a remarkable achievement, and a totally singular piece of work — much like the rest of the I Put a Record On, which moves easily from its avant dub beginnings to Morr-styled electropop (“Rock Bottom Riser”) and what sounds like backwoods house (“The Land”). It's a wild ride, but fans of experimental electronic music are guaranteed to find something they'll love once they, ahem, put it on.