Take a deep breath, German techno fans: AGF and Gudrun Gut have formed a new project called Greie Gut Fraktion. And what do you know? Their debut album (Baustelle, out 6/22 on Monika) is a delightfully weird pop record that’s full of cryptic vocals and waves of unidentified flying samples. Not to mention a Palais Schaumburg cover (“Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt”). You’re probably wondering who Palais Schaumburg was. Well, it’s the old band of Thomas Fehlmann, a longtime member of the Orb and a universally-respected solo artist in his own right. Fehlmann is also Gut’s life partner, but that’s besides the point. Her work is doubly essential with or without the connection in the same way AGF’s is without the association of her man, Sasu Ripatti.
Anyway, hear what we mean after the jump, as we present Greie Gut Fraktion’s first single in radio edit and music video forms. We even included the Palais Schaumburg original for the hell of it.
1. Cutting Trees
2. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt
3. Drilling An Ocean
5. Make It Work
9. China Memories
10. White Oak
11. We Matter
Stadt Mixe 12-inch (out now):
1. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt: Alva Noto – Remodel
2. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt: Shortcut – Radio Mix
3. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt: Wolfgang Voigt – Freiland Klaviermix 1
4. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt: Wolfgang Voigt – Freiland Klaviermix 2