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Fire!

She Sleeps, She Sleeps

Fire!: She Sleeps, She Sleeps (Rune Grammofon)

The 5th album from the Swedish trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise, here joined by guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Leo Svensson on cello.
 

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UPC: 7033662021789

Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RCD 2178CD
Squidco Product Code: 21693

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Norway
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Orionteatern, in Stockholm, Sweden, in March 2015 by Mikael Werliin.


Personnel:

Mats Gustafsson-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophones

Johan Berthling-doublebass

Andreas Werliin-drums, lap steel guitar

Oren Ambarchi-guitar

Leo Svensson-cello

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track listing:


1. She Owned His Voice 7:35

2. She Sleeps, She Sleeps 14:00

3. She Bid A Meaningless Farewell 4:04

4. She Penetrates The Distant Silence. Slowly 18:31




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"Fire! is a Swedish trio comprising Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Johan Berthling (Tape), and Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds and Peacedrums), which came together with the idea of a fresh approach to improvised music drawing upon a number of influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise. Fire! is also these musicians' vehicle for rekindling their instrumental skills, playing outside their comfort zones, and collaborating with such prestigious guests such as Jim O'Rourke (Unreleased? and Oren Ambarchi (In The Mouth - A Hand. A parallel but no less powerful project is their gargantuan Fire! Orchestra, previously a 30-piece behemoth (now scaled down to a mere 18 piece) of a band that convened for the first time in January 2012 for a memorable concert.

She Sleeps, She Sleeps, the trio's fifth album, is an intriguing cocktail of dark, brooding, hypnotic slowcore jazz. After providing live music for the long-running play Det flygande barnet at the Orionteatern in Stockholm in February and March 2015, Fire! were strongly inspired to return to the theater's amazing large industrial hall and set up the necessary studio equipment. As Gustafsson explains, "After two years of extreme activities with the Fire! Orchestra we felt an urge to record in a studio setting and to strip everything down; fewer instruments, acoustic instruments, down to the roots of it all -- raw, inyrface, beautiful. And with two amazing guests adding layers of poetic beauty: Oren Ambarchi on guitar and Leo Svensson on cello, She Sleeps, She Sleeps is where we are right now -- no return!"-Runn Grammofon

Also available on vinyl LP.

Artist Biographies:
"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio)
6/14/2017

"Johan Berthling (* 1973 in Stockholm ) is a Swedish jazz and improvisational musician ( contrabass , electric bass , also piano ).

Berthling studied at the Royal Music College in Stockholm from 1996-1998 . Since then, he has worked in the Swedish and international jazz and improvisation scene in various ensembles including David Stackenäs , Raymond Strid , Fredrik Ljungkvist , Sten Sandell , Paal Nilssen-Love , Akira Sakata , Mats Gustafsson , Jonas Kullhammar and the Christer Bothén Acoustic Ensemble. In the field of jazz, he was involved in 23 recording sessions between 1996 and 2014. He also worked with folkmusicist and songwriter Nicolai Dunger ( roasting och herren , 2007)."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Berthling)
6/14/2017

"Andreas Werliin (* 1982 ) is a Swedish drummer of creative jazz and new improvisational music .

Werliin, who grew up in Strömstad , studied at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. There he met his wife, Mariam Wallentin , with whom he formed the duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums . The band presented several albums since 2007 and toured internationally, in 2008 it was awarded the Swedish Jazzact of the Year.

With Mats Gustafsson and Johan Berthling he formed the trio Fire! , Who went to Japantournee with Jim O'Rourke in 2010, and since 2013 for now (2016) four albums to the large format Fire! Orchestra. In 2010, Dan Berglund got him to his Tonbruket project, which then became a collaborative band, which was awarded the Gyllene Skivan in 2012 and the Jazzkattan in 2016."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Werliin&prev=search)
6/14/2017

"Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, "re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it's no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it's a laboratory for extended sonic investigation". (The Wire, UK).

Oren Ambarchi's works are hesitant and tense extended songforms located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal.

From the late 90's his experiments in guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of instruments and sensibilities. On recent releases such as Grapes From The Estate and In The Pendulum's Embrace Ambarchi has employed glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums and percussion, creating fragile textures as light as air which tenuously coexist with the deep, wall-shaking bass tones derived from his guitar.

Ambarchi works with simple constructs and parameters; exploring one idea over an extended duration and patiently teasing every nuance and implication from each texture; the phenomena of sum and difference tones; carefully tended arrangements that unravel gently; unprepossessing melodies that slowly work their way through various permutations; resulting in an otherworldly, cumulative impact of patiently unfolding compositions.

Ambarchi has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Pimmon, Keiji Haino, John Zorn, Rizili, Voice Crack, Jim O'Rourke, Keith Rowe, Phill Niblock, Dave Grohl, Gunter Muller, Evan Parker, z'ev, Toshimaru Nakamura, Peter Rehberg, Merzbow and many more. Since 2004 Ambarchi has worked with American avant metal outfit Sunn 0))) contributing to many of their releases and side-projects including their Black One album from 2005 and the recent Monoliths & Dimensions release.

For 10 years together with Robbie Avenaim, Ambarchi was the co-organiser of the What Is Music? festival, Australia's premier annual showcase of local and international experimental music. The festival hosted over 200 local and international performers. Ambarchi now curates the Maximum Arousal series at The Toff In Town in Melbourne and has recently co-produced an Australian television series on experimental music called Subsonics. Ambarchi recently co-curated the sound program for the 2008 Yokohama Triennale."

-Oren Ambarchi Website (http://orenambarchi.com/category/biography/)
6/14/2017

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Angles 9
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(Trost Records)
Angles 9 (Zethson / Stahl / Broo / Kajfes / Aleklint / Hegdal / Berthling / Werlin / Kuchen)
Disappeared Behind the Sun
(Clean Feed)
Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn
Ljubljana [VINYL]
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Kang, Eyvind / Jessika Kenney
Reverse Tree [VINYL]
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Hubris
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Semikujira [VINYL]
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Arashi (Sakata / Berthling / Nilssen-Love)
Semikujira
(Trost Records)
Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
I Wonder If You Noticed... [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)
Fire! Orchestra
Ritual
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Nacka Forum (Kajfes / Kullhammar / Berthling / Osgood)
We Are The World [VINYL]
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Ambarchi, Oren / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford
Pale Calling [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)
Slobber Pup
Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
Gustafsson, Mats
Piano Mating [VINYL]
(Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records)
Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo
Melt [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Thing, The
Shake [VINYL 2 LPs]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Shake
(The Thing Records)
Kuchen, Martin / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble
Night In Europe
(NoBusiness)
Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini
Casa Futuro
(Clean Feed)
Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton
a duo(s) [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
Live [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
Live
(The Thing Records)
Ambarchi, Oren & Eli Keszler
Alps [VINYL]
(Dancing Wayang)
Thing, The
Garage [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Gustafsson / Oehlan
Jukebox-Series 001 [7-INCH VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Thing, The
Boot! [VINYL 7-INCH]
(The Thing Records)
Fire! Orchestra
Enter
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson, Mats / Lasse Marhaug
The Oslo Tapes [VINYL 12"]
(Bocian)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Sin Gas [Vinyl]
(Bocian)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Sin Gas [CD]
(Bocian)
Rutherford, Paul
Chicago 2002
(Emanem)
Angles 9
In Our Midst [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Thing, The
Mono [VINYL 2 LPs]
(The Thing Records)
Moore, Thurston & Mats Gustafsson
Vi Ar Alla Guds Slavar [VINYL]
(Otoroku)
Thing, The
Boot!
(The Thing Records)
Fire!
Without Noticing
(Rune Grammofon)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Fire! Orchestra
Exit!
(Rune Grammofon)
Hegenbart, Boris & 19 Artists (Frith / Ambarchi / Grubbs / Brandlmary / &c)
Instrumentarium
(Monotype)
Hegenbart, Boris & 19 Artists (Frith / Ambarchi / Grubbs / Brandlmary / &c)
Instrumentarium [VINYL 2 LPs]
(God Records)
Cherry, Neneh & The Thing
Cherry Thing Remixes
(Smalltown Supersound)
Fire! with Oren Ambarchi
In The Mouth - A Hand
(Rune Grammofon)
Sonore
OTO
(Trost Records)
Fire! With Jim O'Rourke
Unreleased?
(Rune Grammofon)
Various Artists
Klingt.org: 10 Jahre Bessere Farben [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner)
Goodbye Silence
(FMR)
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Needs! [VINYL]
(Dancing Wayang)
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
(Drip Audio)
Angles
Epileptical West - Live in Coimbra
(Clean Feed)
Sandell, Sten
Face of Tokyo
(PNL)
Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann)
Only The Devil Has No Dreams
(Jazzwerkstatt)
Godforgottens, The
Never Forgotten, Always Remembered
(Clean Feed)
Firehouse
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
(Ayler)
Fire!
You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago [CD]
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson, Mats / Yoshimi
Words on the Floor
(Smalltown Superjazzz)
Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John
Strokes
(Clean Feed)
ONJQ: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra
ONJQ Live in Lisbon
(Clean Feed)
Gustafsson, Mats
Catapult (baritone sax solo)
(Doubtmusic)
ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra
ONJO
(Doubtmusic)
Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter
Signs
(Okka)
Gregorio, Guillermo / Gustafsson, Mats / Nordeson, Kjell
Background Music
(Hatology)
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Enter
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