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The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.
 

Fire! Orchestra
Ritual

Fire! Orchestra: Ritual (Rune Grammofon)

Label: Rune Grammofon    
Released in: Norway    


"Fire! Orchestra follow their acclaimed 2014 album Enter with Ritual, slimming the ensemble down from 28 of northern Europe's finest jazz and improvisational musicians to a mere 21. Since the release of Enter, this energetic and dynamic mass ensemble has gone from intimate jazz settings to the main hall at the Molde International Jazz Festival and a major stage at the prestigious Roskilde Festival.

As brilliant as Enter is, with Ritual they have outdone themselves and produced a beast of beauty and power, extremely well executed, beautifully recorded, and produced from only two days in the studio. Free improvisations, spontaneous horns, keyboard frenzy, abstract electronics, and guitar mayhem, not to mention those glorious twin voices from heaven and hell. It's about mysteries and rituals in music and in life."-Rune Grammofon

Also available on CD.

"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)
12/30/2016

"Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences, spanning free jazz to textural soundwork. Rasmussen works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument - experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations. Much in demand, she has performed with the likes of Alan Silva, Chris Corsano, Ståle Liavik Solberg, and with her Trio Riot group with Sam Andreae and David Meier."

-Cafe Oto (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/mette-rasmussen/)
12/30/2016





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Product Information:

UPC: 7033662021826

Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RCD 2182CD
Squidco Product Code: 22011

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Norway
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Riksmixningsverket, in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 17th and 18th, 2015, by Linn Fijal and Mikael Werliin.

Personnel:

Mats Gustafsson-baritone saxophone, slide saxophone, conductor

Mette Rasmussen-alto saxophone

Anna Hogberg-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Johan Berthling-bass

Per Texas Johansson-clarinets, baritone saxophone

Andreas Werliin-drums

Mads Forsby-drums

Andreas Berthling-electronics

Hild Sofie Tafjord-French horn

Finn Loxbo-guitar

Julien Desprez-guitar

Edvin Nahlin-keyboards

Martin Hederos-keyboards, violin

Jonas Kullhammar-Braithophone, bass saxophone, slide saxophone

Lotte Anker-tenro saxophone, soprano saxophone

Mats Aleklint-trombone

Niklas Barno-trumpet

Susana Santos Silva-trumpet

Per Ake Holmlander-tuba

Mariam Wallentin-vocals

Sofia Jernberg-vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Ritual, Part 1 10:20

2. Ritual, Part 2 9:37

3. Ritual, Part 3 12:31

4. Ritual, Part 4 12:34

5. Ritual, Part 5 7:46