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Daring Is Important: Gudrun Gut's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , September 11th, 2019 08:52

Leading light of the Berlin underground Gudrun Gut guides Jeremy Allen through 13 favourite records - she wanted them all to be Neu! but as there weren't enough, there's the Bad Seeds, Throbbing Gristle, Lana Del Rey and much more. Gudrun Gut portrait by Mv Kummer


Barbara Morgenstern - Fjorden
Barbara did seven or eight albums for the label, so having worked with her for so long, she's naturally very important to me as an artist. She has a much different approach to working than I do, with a Hammond or piano, and for me, she is the queen of harmonies and the opposite of what I am. I’m a drum person, and she is really coming from this ability to twist a harmony. Suddenly there comes a change where you go, 'ooh, nice’. Her music is instantly recognisable and I think she's outstanding. And a great person on top of it all. 

Fjorden came at the beginning of her career when she was an aspiring musician. I saw her play live with just a drum machine and a Vermona organ and I thought, 'what's that? She's daring to do this?’ And that inspired me to do my solo stuff actually. She was so natural and there weren't many women around at the time. I saw her and signed her! It was a big inspiration for me to do my own stuff as well.