Gustav (Eva Jantschitsch, from Graz in Austria) composes and produces songs on her laptop, plays every instrument imaginable and sings with a power that is simply spellbinding. Gustav sings her songs in various languages – the appeal is universal.
Eva Jantschitsch lives and works in Vienna, composing and producing music for theatre, film and iPods. Her first performance as a musician was at a festival of women's bands in 2002, accompanied by a child's cassette recorder. From that feminist context networks were formed that are still in existence. For the release of her first album, RETTET DIE WALE [SAVE THE WHALES], Eva Jantschitsch did most of the work – recording, cover artwork, electronic samples and editing – herself, developing it at home with minimal means, and only going into the studio for the vocal tracks.
As part of her commission for the Vienna Festwochen she composed parts of the music for the play 'Draußen tobt die Dunkelziffer' [Outside the unrecorded cases are raging] by Kathrin Röggla and the score for Sepp R. Brudermann's documentary film '51/2 Roofs'.
In 2005 Gustav was awarded the Amadeus Austrian Music Award as 'FM4 Alternative Act of the Year'.
Rettet die Wale (Mosz / Cargo Records, 2004)
Verlass die Stadt [Leave Town] (Chicks on Speed Records, 2008)
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