Electronic band GusGus released a new studio album entitled Arabian Horse on May 23. The album includes ten tracks, eight songs with vocals and two instrumental songs.
Two years have passed since the band’s last album, 24/7, appeared, which was their first album released with the German record label Kompakt.
Last year GusGus released an album with a collection of 21 tracks, the highlights of the band’s 15-year career.
The band’s lineup has gone through major changes through the years. Singers have come and gone and on each new album new musical vibes are introduced.
A press release describes Arabian Horse as a mixture of GusGus’s best features throughout its career: strong compositions, outstanding singing, physically addictive rhythms, experiments with synthesizers and “heavenly, and at the same time seductive, musical arrangements and a mix of highs and lows not recommendable for those with weak hearts.”
In Arabian Horse, President Bongo, Biggi Veira and Daníel Ágúst are joined by a few other musicians who give their music a new and deeper dimension, including singer Urdur Hákonardóttir who sings duets with Daníel Ágúst.
Hákonardóttir also contributed to GusGus’s albums Forever and Attention. Other notable contributors include Högni Egilsson from Hjaltalín.
Arabian Horse was released by Smekkleysa in Iceland and internationally by Kompakt.