This is not one of Mats Gustafson's records but it is the one video I could find from his Big Ears 2018 duo with Kieran Hebden/Four Tet. I enjoyed the hell out of it and when he wasn't playing MG made some of the most diabolical facial expressions I've seen a human make.
I just remembered to look it up and this video only has 114 views. Criminal!
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:29 (eight months ago) Permalink
I've almost certainly seen this guy play more times in the last 10 years than any other musician* - and I still don't own anything with him on it, in spite of the fact that he's great. (*apart from John Edwards, the bassist, I feel like I see him playing every time I go to a gig).
― We can be herpes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:25 (eight months ago) Permalink
The newish Fire! record (like just about all the other Fire! records) is pretty awesome...an almost stoner free-jazz? Basically a thundering power trio with Gustafsson filling the guitar role on sax. Great stuff.
― chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:54 (eight months ago) Permalink
agreethat lineup is always enjoyable. the one i know best is with jim o'rourkethe song titles are something else https://www.discogs.com/Fire-With-Jim-O-Rourke-Unreleased/master/347570
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:38 (eight months ago) Permalink
that latest Fire! lp is pretty fab in it's own grindingly grim manner, a soundtrack to a shit summer with serious vit d deficiency issues!
― calzino, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:01 (eight months ago) Permalink
this appears to be the most updated discography fwiw http://www.restructures.net/Gustafsson/Mats_disco_home.htm
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:07 (eight months ago) Permalink
and it's still not fully updated-- last updated July 2013
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:09 (eight months ago) Permalink
love his philosophy <3 good interview
To build your own language is an amazing journey to take. To build it up, to learn, to make the research. It never ends. ALL tools are good – as long as you make the knowledge yours. To copy is just a tool among others. We are free to use ANY elements from ANY source available and transform it. In some cases, you need to go really deep into certain music and languages. To really understand. All knowledge is good.That is beautiful.
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 24 August 2018 17:34 (five months ago) Permalink
just been blasting out the 2016 Fire! album She Sleeps... it's pretty damn good as well! I find the Fire! Orchestra big band projects quite terrible and unlistenable tbh, but as a trio they burn very brightly.
― calzino, Friday, 24 August 2018 21:58 (five months ago) Permalink
Oh, I disagree. The first Fire! Orchestra album was great - reminded me of Burnt Sugar a lot.
― grawlix (unperson), Friday, 24 August 2018 22:07 (five months ago) Permalink
maybe I need another listen, but last time I hated it.
― calzino, Friday, 24 August 2018 22:08 (five months ago) Permalink
The End - Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen
his "death metal" project with M0ster and Sofia Jernberg is good stuff, definitely the closest I've got to liking death metal so far.
― calzino, Friday, 23 November 2018 11:40 (two months ago) Permalink