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Rune Grammofon

Fire With Oren Ambarchi 'In The Mouth A Hand'

£12.99

Rune Grammofon

Fire With Oren Ambarchi 'In The Mouth A Hand'

£12.99

Mats Gustafsson: Tenor sax, live electronics, Fender Rhodes, organ Johan Berthling: Electric bass Andreas Werliin: Drums Jim O´Rourke: Guitar.

We are yet again proud to present a new album, their third, from this excellent Swedish trio, something of a supergroup with members from already well known projects. And again it´s a  collaboration, this time with the extraordinary and prolific guitarist Oren Ambarchi.

With their heavy, hypnotic, psychedelic rock´n´jazz explorations they have carved out a different sound than any of the groups they are normally associated with. Sax player, improviser, composer and fervent record collector Mats Gustafsson is possibly most know from powerjazztrio The Thing, he has also played more than 1500 concerts and participated on around 150 records with musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee and a host of others simply too many to mention here.

Johan Berthling has worked freelance with jazz, improvised music, pop, folk and more. He is a founder member of the great trio Tape and founded Häpna, one of our favourite record labels. Among his current other groups are Animes with David Stackenäs and Raymond Strid and Sten Sandell Trio with pianist Sten Sandell and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. Johan is also working as a record producer. Andreas Werliin, drummer extraordinaire in Wildbirds & Peacedrums, is Fire!´s youngest member and one of the most interesting and acclaimed new percussionists in the creative music scene of Scandinavia.

He has developed an exceptionally personal way of playing and is known for his strength and creativity. With Wildbirds & Peacedrums he has released two acclaimed albums of modern bluesy folk music and toured extensively in Europe. Oren Ambarchi is a true explorer of the guitar, ”re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it´s no longer easily identifiable as itself” as The Wire once wrote. Born in Sydney, Australia, Oren started out as a drummer playing free jazz before starting to experiment with a guitar laying about in the rehearsal room, one thing leading to another.

He has a number of albums to his name on labels like Tzadik, Touch, Häpna, Southern Lord and Black Truffle and has collaborated with Fennesz, Keiji Haino, John Zorn, Jim O´Rourke, Keith Rowe, Evan Parker, Merzbow and Sunn 0))) to mention just a few.

Tracklisting:
1. A Man Who Might Have Been Screaming
2. And The Stories Will Flood Your Satisfaction (With Terror)
3. He Wants To Sleep In A Dream (He Keeps In His Head)
4. I Am Sucking For A Bruise