An open and unconventional set from the duo of Mats Gustafsson on sax, piano & organ and iDEAL Fest found Joachim Nordwall on electric guitar and synth, recording at the Viennese Garnison7 studio in 2013, for six mysterious and spellbinding improvisations, particularly the extended and impressive title track.
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Recorded At Garnison7, Vienna, Austria, in January, 2013, By Martin Siewert.
Mats Gustafsson-saxophone, organ, piano
Joachim Nordwall-electric guitar, synth
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1. The Smell On Her Arms 01:37
2. A Map Of Guilt 19:05
1. Approaching. Blood Gushing. 05:26
2. Already Cold. Unprepared. 04:16
3. She Denied The Grass Getting Heavier 04:32
4. Marks Covered By Wet Cloth 08:36
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"The duo was recorded at the Viennese Garnison7 studio on January 2013. The short opening piece, "The smell on her arms", sets the album eccentric atmosphere. It features Gustafsson breathing into the baritone sax and adds percussive touches with the sax keys while Nordwall colors the piece with subtle electronics sounds. The title piece is a 19-minutes atmospheric drone that offers waves and whirlwinds of troubled, distorted sounds, The other shorter pieces continue this minimalist-psychedelic vein but with more concrete and tangible, raw breathes through the sax and touches on the guitar strings, still maintain the basic, naked vibe of the opening piece. Only the last piece, "Marks covered by wet cloth", is charged with a noisy urgency, much needed intense energy and even traces of fragmented, tortured melody."-Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog
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"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)
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"Joachim Nordwall co-founded Swedish experimental label Börft Records. He Left the label and Sweden in 1994, and later returned to form the iDEAL Organization including the iDEAL Festival in Göteborg and iDEAL Recordings. He is a sound creator, a µember of The Skull Defekts, and is a festival and concert organizer."-Squidco 4/25/2017
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