Perhaps tired of the dry and arid swaths of Arizona, Gunnar Bjerk packed up and headed to the big apple to make it big as a sound engineer. He eventually caught up with DFA label owner James Murphy (better known to most as LCD Soundsystem) and got his grind on under his tutelage. After long days behind the boards crafting sonic tapestries for LCD, The Crystal Ark, and Shit Robot, Gunnar would head home to work on his own compositions of mostly light and romantic nature, perhaps inspired by his girlfriend whom he left behind in Arizona. But don’t worry, all ends–or rather begins–promisingly for this chap with Icelandic surname: His first two singles bode swayingly well and are up for sale at DFA, while the girlfriend has finally made it to NYC. Time to disco!
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Download: Gunnar Bjerk – “Back Then” [Right Click + Save As]