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Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall

Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Death-Or Worse [JADE VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Deat (Thrill Jockey)

Jade Vinyl - Expanding on their decade-long collaboration with albums on Astral Spirits, Bocian and Confront (Ensemble Var), and both members of Fire! Orchestra, sound artist Joachim Nordwall on analog synth and tapes and reed & wind player Mats Gustafsson use extended approaches to their instruments through effects and close mic-ing to create powerful and hallucinatory sound worlds.
 

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Mats Gustafsson-flute, reeds, slide saxophone, bass saxophone, baritone saxophone

Joachim Nordwall-analog synthesizer, effects, tapes


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UPC: 790377577112

Label: Thrill Jockey
Catalog ID: LP-THRILL-577IE
Squidco Product Code: 33054

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded in Nickelsdorf, Germany, and Branno, Sweden, in 2021.

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"World-renowned horn player Mats Gustafsson teams up with Joachim Nordwall to create Their Power Reached Across Space And Time - To Defy Them Was Death - Or Worse - an avant-garde masterpiece. Gustafsson and Nordwall push their instruments to the limit, almost mirroring the title of the record by "reaching across space and time". The duo create a sense of vast, three dimensional auditory expanses. "This is where acoustics and analogue synths meet. It is unique music. Unheard Vibes. Perfect for special venues and good PAs..."



"We encourage listeners to take multiple journeys through the expansive spacial exploration that is Their Power Reached Across Space And Time - To Defy Them Was Death - Or Worse. Joachim Nordwall has been active in creating psychedelic electronic music since the late 80s- A cornerstone of the Swedish musical underground, exploring the extremities of guitar music with The Skull Defekts and solo recordings as The Idealist that access the spiritual and political dimensions of electronic music and dub. Nordwall also runs the esteemed and boundary pushing iDEAL Recordings, cementing his position as a major player in the contemporary scene.

Mats Gustafsson is a prominent figure in the modern jazz scene, working as a composer, improviser, and saxophone player. He has been involved in hundreds of projects, including work with Sonic Youth, Neneh Cherry, Peter Brotzmann, and Merzbow, as well as being an active member of groups such as FIRE!, The END, and Swedish Azz."-Thrill Jockey

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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)
7/10/2024

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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 7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. There Are Some Worlds Where All Dreams Die (En Glad Stund) 7:12

2. The Day Of Days Was There (Vardag) 5:02

3. Love Shows In Her Smile: It Is Confident (Panik) 3:58

4. Their New Life Was Their Final Life (Vilse) 4:00

SIDE B



1. Birdbrain (Olle Angest) 5:54

2. His Fingers, Moving In The Air, Produced A Soft Organ-Like Music (Langtrakigt) 4:00

3. Oh, Said The Strange Mind, You Want Me To Think For You (Det Blir Aldrig Battre) 4:24

4. Her Eyes...Were Like Cold Fires (Slut) 4:54

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