Jul.19, 2019

The Underflow

IMG_4577photo : John Corbett


David Grubbs – electric guitar and voice

Mats Gustafsson – saxophones and live electronics

Rob Mazurek – trumpet and electronics



The Underflow is the newly minted trio of Mats Gustafsson (reeds, electronics), Rob Mazurek (trumpet, electronics), and David Grubbs (electric guitar). Their self-titled debut album was recorded live in Athens, Greece at the record store/performance venue Underflow and will be released in the fall of 2019 by Corbett vs. Dempsey.


Although Gustafsson, Mazurek, and Grubbs have played together separately and operate within an extensive, overlapping network of collaborators, the three had not convened as a trio until John Corbett proposed the grouping for two nights of concerts in Athens in the summer of 2019. But there is a history: although originally from Sweden, Mats Gustafsson was a regular, vital presence in Chicago during the period when Mazurek and Grubbs were making their mark. It’s Rob Mazurek’s cornet that pushes Gastr del Sol to new highs on the track “The Seasons Reverse,” and Grubbs and Gustafsson released two duo albums in 1999 and 2003 (Apertura and Off-Road), and have been primed for years to take it to the stage again.


The Underflow shows the trio hitting their stride instantly, ranging widely and weirdly with utter self-possession as they veer between a dense frontline of electronics; Gustafsson’s lapidary fluteophone and explosive baritone sax; Grubbs’s crystalline, athematic voice on the guitar; and Mazurek’s all-bets-off improvisatory wildness on trumpet, sampler, and hollerin’ vocal. Satisfying as it is, this recording is only a hint of what lies ahead for the trio as they plot their first tour in early 2020.

the music will be released in the fall of 2019 by CorbettvsDempsey on CD and the Underflow art gallery and recordshop on limited edition vinyl!!!



Touring period Europa: Jan 18th – 25th 2020

Available for  festivals and project all year.






David Grubbs has released fourteen solo albums and appeared on more than 190 releases; his most recent solo recording is Creep Mission (Blue Chopsticks, 2017). Grubbs was a founding member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, the Red Krayola, Matmos, Royal Trux, Will Oldham, Loren Connors, Otomo Yoshihide, Jan St. Werner, Eli Keszler, and many others. He is known for his ongoing cross-disciplinary collaborations with poet Susan Howe and visual artists Anthony McCall and Angela Bulloch, and in 2000, his The Spectrum Between (Drag City) was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times. Grubbs is the author of Now that the audience is assembled and Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording (both Duke University Press) and, with Anthony McCall, Simultaneous Soloists (Pioneer Works Press).



“Grubbs self-consciously split[s] his brain to exacerbate the essential creative conflict, the experimental academic battling the sentimental artist on a darkling plain. The listener wins again.”

Stewart Lee, London Sunday Times




Improviser and composer. Soloartist. Worldwide tours in working groups, Fire!,  NU – emsemble, Fire! Orchestra, Luft,  The End, Anguish and related. Collaborations with contemporary dance, theatre, visual arts as well as projects within noise, electronica, contemporary rock, contemporary music and free jazz.

Projects together with Jim O´Rourke, Christian Marclay, Albert Oehlen, Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Eye, Joe McPhee, Merzbow, Otomo Yoshihide, Sabu Toyozumi, Derek Bailey, Paul Lovens, Neneh Cherry, Yoshimi and others

Producer and curator of International festivals and concert tours as well as work with his own record labels Slottet, Crazy Wisdom, OlofBright Editions, Blue Tower Records and TROTS.



“There’s not much I can add to that. Very beautiful, very original…Full of surprise and very stimulating. More power to him.…I would vote for him, yeah”
-steve lacy, 2000

“one of the world’s most original and exhilarating saxophonists”   Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine

“He sucks…”
-olof madsen, 2005





Rob Mazurek is a multidisciplinary artist/abstractivist, with a focus on electro-acoustic composition, improvisation, performance, painting, sculpture, video, film and installation, who spent much of his creative life in Chicago, and then Brazil. He currently lives and works in Marfa Texas with his wife Britt Mazurek. 


Over the years Mazurek has lead/co-lead many ensembles of various sizes and shapes including Exploding Star Orchestra, Exploding Star International, Desert Encrypts, Immortal Birds Bright Wings, Pharaoh and the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders), Chicago Underground, Jeff Parker Duo, Pulsar Quartet, São Paulo Underground, Alternate Moon Cycles, Alien Flower Sutra, Star Splitter,  each of which possesses its own distinct musical personality. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, such as the great Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Nicole Mitchell, Fred Hopkins, Liam Gillick, Naná Vasconcelos, Rodrigo Brandao,  Jim O’Rourke and others.


…all of Mazurek’s work, draws from multiple traditions, each of them already porous and absorbent, and combines ideas from each into something utterly new, while keeping it welcoming to almost any curious listener.”
– The Wire


“Mixing the opaque with the diffused and blurring the lines between electric and acoustic, Rob Mazurek’s wide ambition continues to race toward the outer limits of what is possible in music.”
– Something Else


photo : John Corbett


Jun.17, 2019


check it out! ANGUISH LIVE!!

the first live concert ever…  in MOERS!


more to come in end of july: Nickelsdorf, Prague, Bonn and Berlin to be HIT!


Bildresultat för anguish music dälek


check an amazing review ( in norwegian ) out :




canadian SOLOS

Jun.10, 2019

canadian SOLO tour is getting close….

solo concerts in vancouver, kelowna, nanaimo and victoria.


special tribute- tour to the late and GREAT Ken Pickering !!



21.06.2019 Vancouver, BC Vancouver international jazz festival Canada
22.06.2019 Vancouver, BC Vancouver international jazz festival Canada
23.06.2019 Nanaimo White room Canada
24.06.2019 Victoria Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Canada
25.06.2019 Kelowna Skin and Bones music series at the pyramids Canada


May.27, 2019




it is here….after some intense waiting….


Fire! Orchestra´s mega opus


with two cover songs by Robbie Basho and Chic/ Robert Wyatt… and the rest original pieces!

design by Kim Hiorthøy and produced by Andreas Werliin


on Rune grammofon , as always!

be first to get the limited WHITE VINYL edition!!!


some reviews up already : CHECK IT OUT!!!!

some serious shit so far – and more coming in!




Fire! Orchestra, un collectif et de multiples possibilités


May.23, 2019

the news of an honour and a challenge was just delivered to me:
as a new member of the royal academy of music sweden , I look forward to adding my knowledge, visions and experience into
the work of the academy!


“music is the healing force of the universe”   Albert Ayler





new tour dates – summer 2019

May.10, 2019

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up and ready —- more action in summer 2019! NEW DATES ADDED!!!



new technique

ARRIVAL 1st teaser!!!

May.09, 2019

the new spectacular album ARRIVAL is soon here!!!

here is a 1st teaser :

may 24th 2019!!!

FIRE! ORCHESTRA with strings… playing a Robbie Basho classic!!!!







Fire ! on Fire! and special vinyls!

May.04, 2019

Redon presents: Fire!

Fire! on Fire!

European tour in 3 steps…. soon Scotland, belgium, spain and finale in London!

specical concert in london 12th may – w special sale of FIRST EDITIONS fire! LPS — white vinyl versions and

more – DO NOT MISS!!!!!


one vinyl a day keeps the doctor away

—- we know that!





Apr.28, 2019

MOTVIND festival in OSLO! JULY 4-6 2019!


Motvind was established in 2016 to raise awareness about shady businesses sponsoring central cultural events in Norway, and to contribute to a more sustainable and including culture. We don´t think you have to rely on arms dealers and oil companies, or to charge up to 150 EUR for a day pass , to give people amazing music. This year´s festival runs over three days, and presents music from Greece, Turkey and Niger, as well as defining and upcoming musicians from the Norwegian and international scenes for jazz, impro, folk- and contemporary music.

please support this amazing festival- where moral and ethics actually MEANS someting!


as a comment and reaction to what is currently happening at KOngsberg JAzzfestival — being sponsored by the weapenindustry… (!!!) and Kongsbergsgruppen.

That culture workers and musicians play at Kongsbergfestival is a shame… unless they actively demonstrate during sets… or/ and  related activities….. but to have a Jazz festival being sponsored by a weapon producer and exporter is … in my world… very WRONG!


this is what u get if u click the sponsor kongsbergsgruppen at the festivals website:

and more……

support  MOTVIND and similar festivals — or debate with festivals like kongsberg and make a change!


a RARE concert w improvised music pioneers – at MOTVIND this JULY!!!



Apr.25, 2019

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Sofia Jernberg – voice

Kjetil Møster – sax & electronics

Mats Gustafsson – sax & electronics

Ander Hana – guitar & drums

Børge Fjordheim – drums




THE END of experimental music as know it?




The members of the group has experience from work in a huge variety of

creative music ensembles over the past years: Cloroform , Møster, The Thing, Fire! & Fire! Orchestra, Ultralyd, MoHa, Paavo, Datarock, The Core, Noxact, NU- ensemble, Brutal Blues and many other essential groups within the contemporary creative music scene of today.


THE END is an attempt to use all of those experiences and melt it together into something new and creative. Something of deeper poetic beauty and harsh brutality.

Industrial Grindcore Free Jazz MEETS Sing & noise Hardcore Folk music Esthetics!


THE END means the sensational return of Anders Hana on guitar! After years of playing only intense Grindcore drums, he is now back playing the guitar!

THE END means the first serious meet of the two Scandinavian innovative saxophone free blowers Møster and Gustafsson in a co – led unit!

THE END means the presentation of the extreme voice of Sofia Jernberg in a totally new context surrounded by extreme electronics and drum- activites!

THE END means a totally new group of legendary Cloroform drummer Børge Fjordheim!




THE END is a serious attempt to create new perspectives of contemporary experimental music – where elements of noise, melodies and layers of extreme energy can interact with the different backgrounds and experiences of the musicians and their work in genres as Free Jazz, Noise, Alternative Rock, Free Improvised Music, Scandinavian Folk Music, Contemporary Music, Opera, Grindcore,  Ethnic music, Jazz and all related activities!







The First record, The End – Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen (sadness and melancholy

are  senses   of value)

was  released june 2018 , on the UK based label RareNoiseRecords.








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