Gurun Gurun

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“Its a remarkable debut, covering so much ground yet keeping things restrained enough to have a perfect fluency about it. I was instantly struck by the way its cute without actually being overly so, noisy yet structured and multilayered without being overly complex. Its wonderfully melodic, quirky, touching and tender, and the guest artists feel very much part of the fabric of the album and band, making the whole album seamless under the careful guidance of Tarnovski, Knoflicek and Federsel.” (Ian Hawgood)

"This totally hits the spot. Recommended!" (Electroacoustic Tales)

"Honestly, i haven’t heard something that ephemeric from Europe for a long, long time (since múm in 2004, perhaps?), which for me makes this music even more valuable and worth checking." (Refreaked)

"Definitely a contender for album of the year!" (Soundscaping)

"Gurun Gurun’s tracks strike a nice balance between natural sounds and computer deconstruction." (Foxy Digitalis)

" It’s sweet, a little disembodied and tricky, not quite tender. A fun record." (François Couture, All Music Guide)

“Lots of nice textures and unusual sounds are filling the air all wrapped up in a real sense of melody. The sound palette is very varied with a whole array of different sounds and noises going on. Loads going on in fact! You could listen to this album a good few times and hear new things in each listen.” (Norman Records)

“Gurun Gurun despite their distinctly Japanese sound are actually from the Czech Republic. I suppose this is why they manage to avoid the cloying sweetness of many of their contemporaries; the sound of Gurun Gurun is still delicate, electronic pop, but tempered slightly by noise and grit.” (Boomkat)

“Post-pop reverie. Minimalist and atmospheric glitch-pop located between the most narcotic and panoramic post-rock, the naive electronics of Tujiko Noriko, Dorine Muraille’s collages and the pop deconstruction of early Ensemble or So.” (PlayGround Mag)

“Gurun Gurun’s 12 track debut album is a balancing act of frenetic yet sedate melodic layering.” (Fluid Radio)”

credits

released January 1, 2011

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tomas knoflicek – electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards, glockenspiel, fx, programming & editing, percussion, noises
jara tarnovski – keyboards, piano, fx, turntables, oscillator, glockenspiel, field recordings, programming & editing, sampling, percussion, kantele, noises
federsel – electric guitars, bass guitar, fx, keyboards, piano, noises

special guests:
artem vartanian – brasses
daniel meier – violin
floex – clarinet, koto
irena & vojtech havlovi – alto & tenor viola da gamba
kora et le mechanix – remixing
moskitoo – vocals
opiate – remixing
rurarakiss aka aki tomita – vocals
sawako – vocals

all tracks composed by gurun gurun
vocal lines & lyrics by aki tomita, sawako, moskitoo, tomas knoflicek
viola da gamba lines by irena & vojtech havlovi
track 2 contains sample of "endless summer" written by daisuke miyatani (rain music 2006)

recorded at copenhagen, chrudim, new york city, pardubice, prague, saitama, ostrava, tokyo

photography by hitoshi ishihara
design by jeremy bible
mastered by ondrej jezek
mixed & produced by jara tarnovski & tomas knoflicek

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Gurun Gurun Prague, Czech Republic

"GG are a Czech quartet made up of Jára Tarnovski, Ondřej Ježek, Tomáš Knoflíček and Federsel. They are the inventors of an original declension of alternative pop, which melds deconstructions of typical pop songs, glitch electronica, quirky sonorities and bizarre sonorities."
(Chain D.L.K.)

"GG’s tracks strike a nice balance between natural sounds and computer deconstruction." (Foxy Digitalis)
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