GUS GUS – Airwaves




GusGus is a band from Reykjavík, Iceland. They were founded in 1995. The group’s discography consists of nine studio albums and one live record.

Initially formed as a film and acting collective, the group became mostly known for its electronic music. GusGus has had a varied lineup, including the following:

  • Stephan Stephensen (a.k.a. President Bongo, Alfred More, or President Penis)
  • Birgir Þórarinsson (a.k.a. Biggi Veira or Biggo)
  • Sigurður Kjartansson (a.k.a. Siggi Kinski)
  • Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson
  • Magnús Guðmundsson (a.k.a. Maggi Lego, Herb Legowitz, Hunk of a Man, Buckmaster De La Cruz, The Fox, Fuckmaster, or Herr Legowitz)

  • Ragnheiður Axel
  • Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir
  • Urður Hákonardóttir (a.k.a. Earth)
  • Högni Egilsson

Several lineup changes have occurred, and its current incarnation consists of four members (President Bongo, Biggi Veira, Urður Hákonardóttir and Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson).

After the group’s third album, This Is Normal, the filmmaking arm of Gus Gus (Kjartansson and Árni Þorgeirsson) split off to form the production company Celebrator, now known as Arni & Kinski, which has produced award-winning advertisements and videos.

A few former members such as Hafdís Huld, Blake, and Daníel Ágúst have gone solo, most notably though Emilíana Torrini, who provided a song for the soundtrack of Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Gus Gus‘ music is eclectic, and although primarily classified with techno, trip-hop, and house music, it has experimented with numerous other styles.

The group has also remixed several famous artists, including Björk, Depeche Mode, Moloko, and Sigur Rós.

Added to this, it released the song “Desire” with Ian Brown in January 2004. A remix of the track “Purple” appeared in remixed form on Paul Oakenfold’s successful trance compilation called Tranceport.

The band’s name refers to the 1974 German film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, where a female character is cooking couscous for her lover, pronouncing it Gus Gus. The band regards it as a sex reference.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Band members 


1995
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Sigurður Kjartansson
  • Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson
  • Magnús Guðmundsson
  • Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson
  • Magnús Jónsson
  • Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir
  • Baldur Stefánsson
  • Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir
  • Ragnheiður Axel
  • Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir

1996–1999
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Sigurður Kjartansson
  • Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson
  • Magnús Guðmundsson
  • Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson
  • Magnús Jónsson
  • Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir
  • Baldur Stefánsson

2000
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson

2001–2006
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Urður Hákonardóttir
  • Magnús Guðmundsson

2007
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Urður Hákonardóttir

2008
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson

2009–2010
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson

2011–2014
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson
  • Urður Hákonardóttir
  • Högni Egilsson

2014-onwards
  • Stephan Stephensen
  • Birgir Þórarinsson
  • Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson
  • Högni Egilsson

Discography 


Studio albums 


Live albums 


Compilations 


Singles 


  • “Polyesterday” (1996) — UK No. 55 (as Purple EP: Polyesterday)
  • “Believe” (1997) — UK No. 154
  • “Standard Stuff for Drama” (1997)
  • “Ladyshave” (1999) — UK No. 64
  • “V.I.P.” (1999) — UK No. 86
  • “Starlovers” (1999) — UK No. 62

  • “Dance You Down” (2002) — UK No. 141
  • “Desire” (2002) — UK No. 95
  • “David” (2003) — UK No. 52
  • “Call of the Wild” (2003) — UK No. 75
  • “Lust / Porn” (2005)
  • “Need in Me” (2005) — BG No. 24

  • “Forever Sampler” (2006)
  • “Moss” (2007)
  • “Hold You” (2007)
  • “Add This Song” (2009)
  • “Thin Ice” (2009)
  • “Within You” (2011)

  • “Over” (2011)
  • “Deep Inside” (2011)
  • “Crossfade” (2014)
  • “Obnoxiously Sexual” (2014)
  • “Mexico” (2014)
  • “Airwaves” (2014)


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