?I Put a Record On?, the first solo recording by Gudrun Gut in a long time, is a good document of her widely spread musical taste. Just like in her long running radio show ?Ocean Club? which she produces and hosts together with Thomas Fehlmann and Chica Paula, on record Gudrun Gut mixes minimal, dubby and ?Schaffel? techno with jazz elements, a tiny bit of ?Berlin in the 20s? atmosphere and hushed vocals. It might be too obvious, but Gudrun Gut?s past in the 1980s as part of the West-Berlin industrial/punk scene around Einst?rzende Neubauten shines through a bit as well.
Anyhow, despite its various influences, ?I Put a Record on? comes across as both one organic entity and also very original, not soundig like anything else. There are really great and not so great tunes on the disc. The middle of the album hosts some rather average tracks that do not really have any heights and drift off into background lounge territory. However, the beginning and end of the album contain some very moody and grasping tracks like the dubby starter ?Move Me?, the melodic and comforting ?The Wheel? and the piano driven ?Tip Tip?. If you have followed Gudrun Gut?s musical output and her radio show regularly, ?I Put a Record On? is very authentic and seems to display the exact amalgam of what is played at the ?Ocean Club? (if you just use enough fantasy) mixed with Gut?s personality. 7/10 -- Stephan Bauer (17 July, 2007)