Elektro Guzzi is a Techno Band. Yes, a band. Bernhard Breuer, Bernhard Hammer, & Jakob Schneidewind, from Dusseldorf, Vienna, use no laptops, nor sampling. For everything you heard was done live in front of your eyes using drum, bass, and guitar, sometimes with additional instruments and effects, but nothing was looped, prerecorded, or overdubbed. Everything was done live. They started in 2004, taking five years to shape their skills before ever entering the studio, as a post-rock, krautrock band, but then they decided to become machine them self. And this is no joke; instead of becoming entangled in long tiring jams, their performance was all about structure; everything was properly placed and done at it exact timing. Their song was truly a song, a repertoire, a number.
As fascinating as the resulting music already sounds on their debut releases for Macro (produced by Austrian legend Patrick Pulsinger), the band is perfectly able to bring it on stage. There, they connect the hypnotizing force of their analogue techno with the visual treat of a band doing it all right in front of your eyes. You hear it, you witness it, and you dance.
Elektro Guzzi - Pentagonia
ELEKTRO GUZZI - interview at DANCITY FESTIVAL 2011