Akzidenz Grotesk first EP 'Future Is Vintage' was out in 2004. /// In summer 2004, he released a white vinyl bootleg 'Peppa EP' /// His second EP 'Isbuggs' was out in 2005. It was N°1 on Sven Väth April Charts and was acclaimed by Richie Hawtin. /// The third EP 'Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances' is due out in April 2006. /// The first album is out since October 2010. /////////
‘We should hear more Grotesk music in the future’ ***DJ Mag /// ‘Basic Channel meets house meets sex with some fine-looking French maiden. An absolutely classic record’ M8 /// ‘L’homme tient certainement le titre de l’annee’ Magic /// ‘Deux beaux maxis d’electronique pirate’ Les Inrocks /////////
Born near Reykjavik in the late 70's, Gustavo Hjindervsson was somewhat destined to become an extraordinary music maker. His mother, being a notorious left-wing activist, fled Chile after the assassination of Salvador Allende. Gustavo's father is a distinguished Icelandic scientist with a passion for electroacoustic "musique concrete". As a result, on his 6th birthday Gustavo was presented with an analogue synthesizer, which is still with him today. // As his passion with pop or experimental music and jazz grew, he recognized the sound of his generation in early 90's dance music: being too young to have lived the beginning of pop or hip hop, he enjoyed LFO, Juan Atkins, Maurizio, Autechre, Plaid or Plastikman as the soundtrack of his teenage years. // At age 17, his first creation is a ballet piece commissioned by his friend Fulgfell Hjalparsir - incidentally one of today's leading Scandinavian choreographers - yet Gustavo didn't believe any the titles he composed over time were worth releasing. In Norway in 2001, during a festival in Kristiansand, he witnessed a thrilling live performance by Readymade FC that also marked the beginning of a long-lasting friendship with the French artist. // Readymade FC encouraged him to contact the Mental Groove label in Switzerland and Gustavo's first single as Akzidenz Grotesk has finally materialized.