GusGus ‎– 24/7

Kompakt ‎– KOMPAKT CD 73, Kompakt ‎– KOMPAKT CD73
CD, Album, Digipak

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Thin Ice
Backing Vocals – GusgusVocals – Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*Written-By – Birgir Þórarinsson*, Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*, Stephan Stephensen
2 Hateful
Backing Vocals – GusgusVocals – Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*Written-By – Aaron-CarlWritten-By [Co-written] – Birgir Þórarinsson*, Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*, Stephan Stephensen
3 On The Job
Backing Vocals – GusgusVocals – Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*Written-By – Birgir Þórarinsson*, Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*, Stephan Stephensen
4 Take Me Baby
Vocals [Featuring] – Jimi TenorWritten-By – Jimi Tenor
5 Bremen Cowboy
Written-By – Birgir Þórarinsson*, Stephan Stephensen
6 Add This Song
Backing Vocals – Birgir Þórarinsson*, GusgusVocals – Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*Written-By – Birgir Þórarinsson*, Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson*, Stephan Stephensen

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Recorded At Tankurinn, Flateyri - Iceland. Mastered at Kompakt Studio 3.
Issued as a 6-panel Digipak.

The backing vocals credit for track 6 is mentioned twice (differently) on the release: once for GusGus and once for Birgir Þórarinsson.

Publishing: GusGus by Great Stuff Music Publishing/Universal. Aaron-Carl published by Symphonic Storm Music Publishing (BMI), Jimi Tenor published by EMI/Warp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 03952 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 880319039522
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 12012
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): CA KOMCD73 @ 07/22/09 08:35:21 PM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1281
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1284

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SM156CD GusGus 24/7(CD, Album) Smekkleysa SM156CD Iceland 2009 Sell This Version
R47 GusGus 24/7(CD, Album, Dig) No Paper Records R47 Poland 2014 Sell This Version
KOM 197 Gus Gus* 24/7(2x12", Album + CD, Album) Kompakt KOM 197 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 73, KOMPAKT CD73 GusGus 24/7(CD, Album, Unofficial) Kompakt (2), Kompakt (2) KOMPAKT CD 73, KOMPAKT CD73 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 73, KOMPAKT CD73, ALG041 GusGus 24/7(CD, Album) Kompakt, Kompakt, Algorythmik Records KOMPAKT CD 73, KOMPAKT CD73, ALG041 Russia 2009 Sell This Version


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May 30, 2017
edited 29 days ago
The "feel like dancin" vocal in Thin Ice is simply amazing with the echoey delay and reverb to give it distance behind the lead vocal.


September 7, 2011

Gus Gus moves to the Kompakt camp with their latest, 24/7, but if anything, it almost feels like a return to their earliest album, POLYESTERDAY. The extended grooves are back (this time with more minimal techno than trip-hop), but this won't come as a surprise to those who follow Gus Gus' remixing efforts. Indeed, they're much darker here than on any of their earlier efforts: "Hateful" is a deep, funky war song, while "Thin Ice" exhorts people to dance rather dangerously. Daníel Ágúst makes a welcome return as the main vocalist, as well. The extended grooves are a bit too extended, however, seeming to peter out in acid lines and dub effects around the halfway mark. Jimi Tenor's "Take Me Baby" gets a much shorter workout here, but if you consider how it segues into "Bremen Cowboy," it's almost another long track by itself. "Add This Song" continues this tradition: good, but perhaps overly long...


June 10, 2011
i've the version with label sm156cd, bought in Iceland.


June 29, 2010

I have to disagree with the gushing praise from the previous reviewer. Impressive, stunning, edgy, brilliant, amazing? This album feels like an excuse for Kompakt to release a bunch of minimal from its artists; just look at the three remix singles. Gus Gus is always unique, I will give them that, but this trendy minimal/tech house sound does not suit them. All that dub delay in every track can't hide what is essentially mediocre dance music. What little "amazing sound tricks" I hear are totally overshadowed by uninteresting synth sounds and song structures.

Gus Gs vs. T-World was actually a great foray into the techno world - very believable, engaging and creative - but 24/7 completely lacks that impact. I suppose if you like minimal, especially with vocals, you'll like this, but I have to have more meat in my dance music.


June 27, 2010
Gus Gus continue with their impressive run of post-melancholic, bruised, chilling electronic grooves. Since they turned towards ear-splitting dance music with "Attention" in 2001, they seem to feel quite comfortable in their own, real cool world. Both successors to "Attention" - "Forever" (2007) and the latest effort called "24/7" are no less different; this is pure, edgy dance music to squeeze the body its last drop of sweat. However, while the group's newly established dance-phase remains technically brilliant and appealing, there is very little to relate to in terms of listening. Some find it reasonably disappointing, that such a creative force, once delivering eclectic masterpieces like "Polydistortion", "This Is Normal" and somewhat confusing retrospective mix of their pre-GG, rave-informed mastery on "Gus Gus vs. T-World", are now slaves of their own self-indulgence, imprisoned by the dancefloor frame.

As said a little earlier, "24/7" is a stunning album - if only the songs were half as short, the effect would be even more impressive. This way, it might irritate the hell out of the (regular) listener - most pieces kick off to great effect but halfway down the ear, things start to feel like a considerable waste of time ("Add This Song" and especially "On the Job" prove most tiresome of the lot, clocking in well over 10 minutes time). Still there is enough substance to love the album - amazing sound tricks, sheer elegance, and of course - once again, Daniel Agust's beautifully melting, soulful vocals on top.

"Hateful" in particular is impressively intimidating piece of dance music. If you're in it for the mindfuck alone, then "24/7" should definitely be part of your respectful dance music collection.