Mats Gustafsson has made a lot of records (S/D)

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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 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The newish Fire! record (like just about all the other Fire! records) is pretty 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that lineup is always enjoyable. the one i know best is with jim o'rourke
the song titles are something else

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:38 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this appears to be the most updated discography fwiw

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:07 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) Permalink

maybe I need another listen, but last time I hated it.

calzino, Friday, 24 August 2018 22:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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