jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2016

CD 2 Mats Gustafsson & Friends - MG 50 Peace & Fire (2016) TROST RECORDS




Disc 2: The trio Fake the Facts - Gustafsson on saxophones and electronics with local Austrians Martin Siewert on guitars and electronics (who also mixed and mastered this box-set) and dieb13 on turntables, augmented by drummers Martin Brandlmayr (of the Radian trio) and British master Paul Lytton opened the night with a stormy, yet methodical sonic searches, patiently gravitating into a cohesive, manic and intense. 

The duo of Swedish vocal artist Sofia Jernberg and Austrian electronics player and vocalist Christof Kurzmann followed with a fascinating, extended and quite weird adaptations of Robert Wyatt’s “Alifib” and Joe McPhee’s “Song for Beggars” (the latter was released in a different, short arrangement as a single on Trost Jukebox Series #2, Trost, 2014). The minimal, abstract arrangements of these songs with the fragile delivery of the lyrics by both Jernberg and Kurzmann intensified the arresting spirit of this performance. 

Gustafsson returned with an extended version of the Fire! Trio - with bass player Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin, augmented by vocalists Jernberg and Mariam Wallentin (the vocalists of the Fire! Orchestra), Hungarian bagpipes player Erwan Keravec and Catalan Agustí Fernández on the vintage Crumar organ. This odd outfit began with eccentric sonic searches before settling on slow and heavy riff. Things get much hotter, on the second piece, “Exit Part Two”, now the encore of the Fire! Orchestra performances, and on the final “Would I Whip” (taken from the Fire! fourth album (Without Noticing, Rune Grammofon, 2013), both based on thunderous, repetitive riffs, expanded by the wordless vocalizations of Jernberg and Wallentin, Fernández psychedelic organ flights and Keravec bagpipes sirens.

CD2-1 –(Fake) The Facts, Paul Lytton, Martin Brandlmayr I accept my longing. The travels.
Drums – Martin Brandlmayr, Paul Lytton
Electronics, Guitar – Martin Siewert
Saxophone, Electronics – Mats Gustafsson
Turntables, Klopfer – Dieb13
19:52
CD2-2 –Christof Kurzmann, Sofia Jernberg Wien
Ppooll, Vocals – Christof Kurzmann
Vocals – Sofia Jernberg
24:42
CD2-3 –Fire! Molting Slowly (without Noticing)
Bagpipes – Erwan Keravec
Drums – Andreas Werliin
Electric Bass – Johan Berthling
Organ, Electric Piano – Agustí Fernandez
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Electronics – Mats Gustafsson
Vocals – Mariam Wallentin, Sofia Jernberg
14:37
CD2-4 –Fire! Exit Part Two
Bagpipes – Erwan Keravec
Drums – Andreas Werliin
Electric Bass – Johan Berthling
Organ, Electric Piano – Agustí Fernandez
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Electronics – Mats Gustafsson
Vocals – Mariam Wallentin, Sofia Jernberg
10:24
CD2-5 –Fire! Would I whip
Bagpipes – Erwan Keravec
Drums – Andreas Werliin
Electric Bass – Johan Berthling
Electric Piano, Organ – Agustí Fernandez
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Electronics – Mats Gustafsson
Vocals – Mariam Wallentin, Sofia Jernberg
8:03