Fire! Orchestra – Ritual (Can This Even Be Called Music?)

To understand what Fire! Orchestra is, we have to first know whence it came. And that would be the Fire! trio. Since 2009, Fire! is comprised of mastermind, saxophonist, and keyboardist Mats Gustafsson (who is widely known as a great jazz musician, especially for his improvisational style), bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, both of whom are also known in the Swedish jazz scene for their work in other bands. As of today, they have released three full-length albums on their own, as well as two collaborations – one with Oren Ambarchi (In the Mouth a Hand), and one with Jim O’Rourke (Unreleased?) – plus a couple of EPs. They gained further recognition by playing fresh, inspired and energetic avant-jazz, getting better with each subsequent album, culminating with their 2016 release, She Sleeps, She Sleeps. Back in 2012, they had the idea of expanding their formula with the addition of an orchestra. Now with nineteen musicians instead of three, there was much more space for experimentation and variety, although there was already a lot of both in their simpler format.

Ziltoid Radio Still Not Cancelled, Episode 4 Available For Streaming

  Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss. Indeeeeeed. Listen up, you poopy poop heads, it’s time for another round of incessant gabbering and mindless swearing with Ziltoid The Omniscient. This week, Ziltoid takes on the deeply philosophical subject of ‘good vs evil’ in music alongside tracks from Carcass, Mutemath, UneXpect and ELO and, as always…

Hey! Listen To Unexpect!

Sweet steaming eruption of satan’s nipples, what the shitting shit is this? Unexpect. I almost have no words. My inclination is to just tell you to hit play and witness the sheer awesome power of these talented Canadian bastards, but then I wouldn’t be doing my job, would I? ………