THE THING US TOUR

Mar.26, 2018

for this time it is over…. amazing experiences in Bogotá — in millwaukee, chicago, st louis and at the MIGHTY fest BIG EARS!!!!! in knoxville , TN. one of the most KICKIN festivals in the whole world – we kid u NOT!!!!

thank you everyone —- soon more activities in EU —- but hopefully back to the US soon again

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photo: virginia harold from st louis


NEW TRADES OF RARE VINYLS APRIL 2018

Mar.21, 2018

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check it out:

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/?category_name=news

NEW TRADES OF RARE VINYLS  — free jazz, experimental music, jazz, noise, improvised music… you name it….

Joe McPhee, Fred Frith, Bertil Strandberg, Sven Åke Johansson, Albert Ayler, Lol Coxhill… and much much more.

be quick – and hit us with your best trade offer at:

mats@matsgus.com

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chaos echoes – SUSTAIN!

Mar.20, 2018

pre order now from utech: SUSTAIN by Chaos Echoes and Mats Gustafsson

http://www.utechrecords.com/

Chaos Echoes with Mats Gustafsson Sustain LP/CS

PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 13
With Sustain, Chaos Echoes have not only surpassed their peers, they have surpassed themselves. The band—guitarist Kalevi Uibo, his drummer brother Ilmar Uibo, bassist Stefan Thanneur and second guitarist Fabien W. Furter—are joined by saxophone colossus Mats Gustafsson of The Thing and Fire! on two lengthy instrumental tracks. “Spellbound” and “Harvest of Souls” collectively sculpt an ominous and forbidding landscape of sound.


a FEW HITS W DÄLEK!!!!

Mar.15, 2018

summer is soon here —  celebrating with  the fact that  I will be joining DÄLEK för a few shows in Europe!!!!

CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!

 

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piano mate reminder!

Mar.14, 2018

we just bought another piano mate….

so a reminder how it sounds with one piano mate — end enjoy the video attached to it!

 


music in DARKNESS!!!

Mar.09, 2018

on sunday —–  a solo sax concert in total DARKNESS!!

for real… absolute no light… and solo sax music !

in beautiful FORLI — and at club area sismica!

 

http://www.areasismica.it/event/concerto-al-buio-mats-gustafsson-swe-in-collaborazione-con-uici/

 

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discaholics book again!!!

Feb.28, 2018

 

yes- the 2nd printing is here!!!

the 1st print sold out in a few days… . and now has the 2nd printing arrived. book identical but with a new  vinyl colour!!!

a MUST HAVE!

order the book here:

http://www.marhaugforlag.no/

http://www.metamkine.com/

 

a new double review w the GREAT “vinyl freak” book by John Corbett u can find here:

http://www.freejazzblog.org/2018/02/mats-gustafsson-and-john-corbet-explore.html

 

 

 


THE HANDS REVIEWS

Feb.11, 2018

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EDITORS PICK IN DOWN BEAT!!!

http://downbeat.com/reviews/editorspicks/2018-03#5154

 

the new album THE HANDS by FIRE! -is getting a LOT of reviews and attention.

 

thank you all for believing.

we are very proud of the album  —- chcek it out here:
http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/fire_/rcd2197-fire-the-hands-cd-lp/

 

some of the latest reviews are here:

http://www.freejazzblog.org/2018/02/fire-hands-rune-grammofon-2018.html?m=0

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http://thequietus.com/articles/24030-fire-the-hands-mats-gustafsson-album-review

 

Don’t say it hasn’t happened to you. One morning you wake up and you really, really want to play heavy music. Stooges heavy, Black Sabbath heavy, nothing fancy but I broke your pavement with my bronto-booted step heavy. Well, it happens to jazz musicians too, even musicians like Mats Gustafsson who are already acquainted with a myriad of opportunities to play hard, fast and unencumbered by the Geneva Convention. So the mission that he, bassist, Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werlin pursue when they convene as Fire! is very specific. They must play as hard as they need to but not duplicate what they do in other ensembles. Additionally they must adhere to the monolithic heaviosity of hard rock without betraying their collective decades of improvisational practice. The Hands could be subtitled, Mission Accomplished. It lurches into action with a shudder of distressed electronics and distorted bass before Gustafsson’s bass sax scoops deep into the groove with a melody that’s as simple as it is cruel. But while it sounds massive, this music is not monolithic. Variety comes from the respite when Scandinavian movie dialogue or a rumble that sounds suspiciously like a satisfied cat edges the horn aside, and subtlety manifests in the coexisting layers of rough texture on slower tunes.

Bill Meyer  / DUSTED MAGAZINE

 

 

 

see u soon —— TRIO tour of FIRE! coming up:

 

16.02.2018 Florens Sala Vianni Italy
21.02.2018 London Café OTO United Kingdom
22.02.2018 Utrecht EKKO Netherlands
23.02.2018 Ljubljana Gromka Slovenia
24.02.2018 Augsburg Brecht festival Germany
25.02.2018 Vienna Porgy & Bess Austria
02.03.2018 Athend Underflow Germany

 


new bandcamp!

Feb.06, 2018

LOADS of MUSIC —- with mats gustafsson —- updated bandcap site:

https://matsgustafsson.bandcamp.com/

in these digital times –  this is one of few tools of spreading the music where the money kicks back both to the artist and the involved labels —– in order to finance new recordings!

please support!!!!

 

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release fest —- marvel motor!

Jan.25, 2018

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at blue tomato right now  in Vienna —- inyrface MOTOR!