Gudrun Gut: Move Me

One-time Einstürzende Neubauten member Gudrun Gut not only heads up the Monika Enterprise label (home to Barbara Morgenstern, Masha Qrella, Komeit, and Cobra Killer) but, alongside Orb and Kompakt associate and Thomas Fehlmann, hosts and co-produces Oceanclub radio, a weekly two-hour show on Radio Eins, Berlin. The two join forces on this Earsugar 7-inch 45 on with Gut's “Move Me” backed with a Fehlmann remix.

Taking elements from her mother's favourite 7-inch singles from the ‘50s (German foxtrot, slow waltz, polka, tango), Gut merges them into dubbed-out, swirling shudders of accordion samples and breathy vocals, with Gut's dreamy “Move me” wafting over an insistent hailstorm of tango madness. Fehlmann boosts the song even more by adding pulsating shuffle rhythms and deepening the dubby vibe. The song exudes a feeling of wild, gypsy abandon and surrender that renders it entirely transfixing despite its brevity—all the more surprising given the seeming novelty character of the project. All of which begs the question: Might tango be the next schaffel?

November 2005