Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonMM Radio ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonMP3 ButtonForum ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Fire - You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago [Rune Grammofon - 2009]

Fire are a new Swedish uptight yet hypnotic and sternly psychedelic jazz and  rock textured project that features  the talents of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on saxophones and Fender Rhodes, Johan Berthling (Tape) on bass, electric guitar and Hammond organ and Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums) on drums.

The album offers up four tracks in that hit between the three to near on the eighteen minute mark. Each track here is built around the stern ‘n’ moody back bone of the bass & fairly cymbal heavy drum attack that hints at controlled aggression. Over this we have Gustafsson's emotional seared to burnt psychedelic sax wails & bays, moody & sustained Hamound organ dwells,  slow momtion gitar texturing/ feedback throbs, and tone blocks, & even some distant, wondring  but effective female jazz talk & moan by Mariam Wallentin (Carnival (4), Wildbirds & Peacedrums). The longer tracks( the middle two of the four) show the collective nicely building to more rocking & stuck King Crimson like jazz rock  grooves & workouts, through they still return to the uptight bass & drums base often. All told the album nicely snakes, moodily grooves & moves along in a rewarding & consistent manner.

Another very rewarding project linked to seemingly always recording or playing live Mats Gustafsson. The album really nicely sits somewhere between jazz, rock & psychedelics but does it all in quite an urgent, stern & modern sounding manner.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Fire - You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago
Fire are a new Swedish uptight yet hypnotic and sternly psychedelic jazz and  rock textured project that features  the talents of Mats Gu...
310715   Architects Office - Soundtracks
310715   Shroud Of Vapour - Suicide F...
300715   Rapoon - Seeds in the Tide V...
290715   Undergang - Døden Læger Alle ...
290715   Hiroshi Hasegawa & Vitaly Ma...
270715   Merzbow - Mezmorohosis (boxset)
270715   Profezia - Black Misanthropi...
240715   Torturing Girl - Torturing Girl
230715   Version - Version
220715   Boar - You Will Never Be Happy
Latest Articles

The Ebony Tower - Walls & Words
The Ebony Tower mergers an interest in literature  with walled noise, which is a rather unique idea for the genre.  The project started in summer o...
260715   The Ebony Tower - Walls & Words
130715   Innsmouth - From the Depths
190615   Martin Kay - Metal Bound
080615   Denver Noise Fest 2015 - Har...
010615   Ecco - Grindhouse Walls
190415   Andrew Liles - The Monster-Maker
150415   Macabre Omen - Rhodian Pride,...
080415   Bleak Existence - Humanity Ha...
280315   Gag G - Ataraxy & Vomit Bucke...
190315   John Wiese - Live report - 25...

Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

subscribe unsubscribe
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 - 2014. Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=com Bottom