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Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton: a duo(s) [VINYL] (Bocian)

Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duos performed live at Cafe OTO, one duo per side, the first with free vocalist Phil Minton for understated gargling and instrumental aberrations; the second with guitarist John Russell.
 

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Label: Bocian
Catalog ID: bc lo
Squidco Product Code: 20361

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Poland
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Cafe Oto, in London, England, on April 16th, 2014 by Shane Browne.


Personnel:

Mats Gustafsson-reeds

John Russel-guitar

Phil Minton-voice

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. We Eat Quietly (Together)

SIDE B



1. I Amazed My Friends (In Silence)





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Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duo, one on each side of this Bocian release. The first side is with free vocalist Phil Minton, where Gustafsson weaves reeds pops, scrabbly playing and instrument sounds in a bizarre tapestry with Mintons gargling, strange utterances, and otherwise indescribable vocals sounds. The conversation is surprisingly reserved but constantly in motion, making for an extremely strange, sometimes moody, but always satisfying dialog.

The second side is with UK free improvising guitarist John Russel, and is quite different than the first side. Russell plays in the Bailey school of free improvisation, and his abstracted playing is the perfect foil to Gustafsson's extended techniques and unusual utterances. With unexpected twists and turns the active listener is rewarded with playful and subtle interactions that alternately surprise and settle, resolving in captivating ways.


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)
8/18/2017

"John Russell got his first guitar in 1965 while living in Kent and began to play in and around London from 1971 onwards. An early involvement with the emerging free improvisation scene (from 1972) followed, seeing him play in such places as The Little Theatre Club, Ronnie Scott's, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Musicians' Co-Op and the London Musicians' Collective. From 1974 his work extended into teaching, broadcasts (radio and television) and touring in the United Kingdom and, ever extensively, in other countries around the world . He has played with many of the world's leading improvisers and his work can be heard on over 50 CDs and albums. In 1981, he founded QUAQUA, a large bank of improvisers put together in different combinations for specific projects and, in 1991, he started MOPOMOSO which has become the UK's longest running concert series featuring mainly improvised music."

-John Russell Website (http://www.john-russell.co.uk/biography/)
8/18/2017

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