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The Swedish trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin collaborating with Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi for an album of hypnotic, psychedelic rock'n'jazz exploration (CD has 1 track not included on the LP edition).

Fire! with Oren Ambarchi
In The Mouth - A Hand

Fire! with Oren Ambarchi: In The Mouth - A Hand (Rune Grammofon)
Label: Rune Grammofon    
Released in: Norway    

"The third album from Swedish trio Fire! -- 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."-Rune Grammofon

"Sax player, improviser, composer and fervent record collector Mats Gustafsson is probably best-known from power-jazz trio The Thing, he has also played more than 1,500 concerts and participated on around 150 records with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee and a host of others.

Johan Berthling has worked freelance with jazz, improvised music, pop, folk and more. He is a founding member of the great trio Tape and founded Häpna. Among his current groups are Animes with David Stackenäs and Raymond Strid and Sten Sandell Trio with pianist Sten Sandell and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.

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.

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."

Also available on LP.

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Product Information:

UPC: 7033662021307

Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RCD 2130CD
Squidco Product Code: 16290

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Norway
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on October 28th, 2011 by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London.


Mats Gustafsson-tenor saxophone, fender rhodes, organ, live electronics

Johan Berthling-electric bass

Andreas Werliin-drums

Oren Ambarchi-guitar

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Track Listing:

1. A Man Who Might Have Been Screaming 18:10

2. And The Stories Will Flood Your Satisfaction (With Terror) 23:24

3. He Wants To Sleep In A Dream (He Keeps In His Head) 19:11

4. I Am Sucking For A Bruise 7:54

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