Mats Gustafsson – saxophones, Fender Rhodes and live electronics
Johan Berthling – electric bass
Andreas Werliin – drums and percussion
“Out of the seemingly inexhaustible treasure chest that is the Scandinavian experimental scene comes this latest Swedish supergroup”
Fire! is a trio from Sweden with members from The Thing, Tape and Wildbirds and Peacedrums. They create a mix of slowed down – speeded up, distorted versions of contemporary experimental music.
With inspiration drawn from mining, large lorry engines, electro acoustic music from Sweden and a large variety of creative garage rock and free jazz, Fire! is building up a new language and new models for how improvised music can be done.
The first album, You liked me five minutes ago, was recorded in Stockholm and released on Norwegian label Rune Grammofon in 2009. In the summer of 2011 Unreleased? came out, recorded in Japan with Jim O´Rourke on electric guitar.
In October 2011 they toured and recorded with Australian drone master Oren Ambarchi from Sunn O))) (guitar/electronics). in the mouth – a hand was released early 2012. In August of that year they got together again for another European tour.
The Fire! Orchestra is another project the trio is involved in. In January 2012 the 30-piece orchestra performed in Stockholm, conducted by Gustafsson. January 2013 saw three more concerts in Sweden. A smaller version of the Orchestra played at Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre in Nantes in 2012, together with Oren Ambarchi.