It appears the verdict is in: with ‘Arabian Horse’, beloved electro legends GusGus have crafted a masterpiece of a record, with mesmerising tunes, stomping rhythms and some hypnotic melodies. Folks are already claiming it’s 2011’s strongest ALBUM OF THE YEAR contender thus far (with only FM Belfast on the horizon posing a threat when ‘I Don’t Want To Sleep’ drops).
Indeed, Grapevine reviewer Ragnar Egilsson calls it “a perfect anthemic pop record” in his five star review, which you may read here. At the Grapevine offices, we’ve been blasting ‘Arabian Horse’ since we got our advance copy a few weeks ago—and we’re not the least interested in changing the playlist or turning it down yet.
For this issue’s TRACK, we decided to ask GusGus master Biggi Veira to make us a medley of the album, so all you readers can hear what the fuss is about. Biggi sat down and seamlessly mixed the ten ‘Dark Horse’ tracks into a smoothly flowing sampler. Download and listen up, preferably on some nice headphones.
Download it here.