Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall 7”

When it comes to Swedish duos, Gustafsson and Nordwall are near the top of the heap for me. On this collaborative 7”, electronics and saxophone combine for a twisted trip. The A-Side, “Shadows of Tomorrow,” squelches and squirts through veins, traversing through the body looking for any kind of exit point. Nordwall’s minimalist static-infused waves fit neatly in the tiny sonic spaces Gustafsson’s unending, scattered-to-the-wind … Continue reading Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall 7”

The Underflow “Instant Opaque Evening”

Sprawling, cathartic, and adventurous, Instant Opaque Evening, is a tactile and immersive listening experience. The Underflow – the trio of Mats Gustafsson, David Grubbs, and Rob Mazurek – find new ways to mix disparate sounds into intricately woven, free moving pieces. None of these guys need any real introductions, but their combined prowess digs out new ground and so many unexpected zones that I find … Continue reading The Underflow “Instant Opaque Evening”