As T-World is something of an embryo to what would become the collective Gus Gus, this little Icelandic civil war of techno becomes a bit like a history lesson. Originally recorded in the beginning of the nineties the album's seven tracks serves as a glimpse of what later would be incorporated into the sound of Gus Gus.
Consequently, "Gus Gus vs T-World" mostly consists of very sparse and pulsating techno-beats inspired by the darkest corner's of Detroit. Both Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin make perfect sense when referring to tremendously atmospheric tracks like "Esja" and "Rosenberg". These highlights evoke vast soundscapes, enough to stretch from one glacier to another. "Purple", later recycled by Gus Gus, reminds me of what a great album "Polydistortion" actually is but also of the disappointment of last year's "This Is Normal".
Except for some unnecessary flirts with the French house scene, "Gus Gus vs T-World" is hopefully a guideline for the up-coming Gus Gus album.