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Gustafsson on slide saxophone with Yoshimi (OOIOO/Boredoms) from a live show in Sweden, April 2005, a psychedelic drone piece for saxophones and voice.

Gustafsson, Mats / Yoshimi
Words on the Floor

Gustafsson, Mats / Yoshimi: Words on the Floor (Smalltown Superjazzz)
Label: Smalltown Superjazzz    
Released in: Norway    

A collaboration between Swedish sax phenomenon Mats Gustafsson and vocalist and electronic artists Yoshimi from Boredoms & her own OOIOO. Gustafsson has been a long time fan of Yoshimi, and the two teamed up in Sweden in April, 2005 for a duo concert, which was recorded and now released as Words on the Floor. Gustafsson plays the slide saxophone alongside tenor and baritone sax, and fluteophone, an unusual instrument that allows a fluid and almost human quality to the instrument. Both play electronics, and with Yoshimi's vocalizing this is an unusual, powerful and psychedelic work.

"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 (

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Product Information:

UPC: 600116841421

Label: Smalltown Superjazzz
Catalog ID: STSJ 114CD
Squidco Product Code: 8955

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Norway
Packaging: Jewel Tray

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Track Listing:

1. Soundless cries with their arms in the air 3:07

2. And the children play quietly with words on the floor 42:41