Corpo híbrido criado por Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling e Andreas Werliin, a Fire! Orchestra atinge o seu zénite com este "Echoes", álbum de energia em constante expansão, para os quais é convocada gente como Mette Rasmussen, Mats Aleklint, Alberto Pinton, Per Texas Johansson, Sten Sandell, Fredrik Ljunkvist, Per Ake Holmlander, Kjell Nordeson ou a portuguesa Susana Santos Silva
Now in its 14th year, the unique and constantly evolving Fire! Orchestra is back with their largest line-up so far, counting an international cast of no less than 43 members that includes mainstay singer Mariam Wallentin as well as newcomers David Sandström and Joe McPhee, both on vocals, McPhee also on tenor sax. The popular and widely praised Arrival is a highlight in both our and the band´s catalogue, but this epic triple album ups the ante. While following in the great tradition of ensembles led by the likes of Carla Bley, George Russell and Keith Tippett, Echoes is firmly placed in 2022 and takes in elements of rock, jazz, folk, electronic, classical and contemporary music. Starting out with the working title Big Bang, the near two-hour piece had its concert premiere at Stockholm Jazz Festival in October to rapturous applause from a full house, with major national newspaper Dagens Nyheter calling it a feast for eyes and ears in their ecstatic review. The core elements of Echoes are the seven self-titled parts, each mostly over 10 minutes in duration, interspersed with shorter pieces where we find a string quartet, an “African” stretch and generally music of an exploratory and experimental nature. Considering the size of the orchestra and the somewhat intimidating working title, this is a very open, breathing, organic, detailed and dynamic recording with a lot of space. As previously, a defining base element in the music is the repetitive and hypnotic grooves from the main rhythm section of bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin. Needless to say, the hand-picked musicians are all on a very high level and on top of their game, conducted by Mats Gustafsson but given free reign when it´s called for. And Jim O´Rourke was given free reign when it came to the selections and the mix and is a big part in how the final album turned out. The album closes with a vigorous tribute from Joe McPhee to one of the late, great masters, McPhee being a pretty decent finger wiggler himself, to say the least. Echoes was mostly written by Fire! founders Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin and recorded at the legendary Atlantis studio in Stockholm in March last year.It was mixed by Jim O´Rourke in Japan in the course of two autumn months. The mastering and vinyl cut was done by loop-o mastering in Berlin, making for a fantastic sounding album, especially the vinyl edition is a real treat.
Fogo! Orquestra é o grupo Fogo! (Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling e Andreas Werliin) originalmente combinado com outros músicos das cenas de jazz livre escandinavo, ruído e improvisação, mas mais tarde em tomar músicos de todo o mundo.
ECHOES: I See Your Eye, Part 1
ECHOES: Forest Without Shadows
ECHOES: To Gather It All. Once.
Sliding Whisper Of Pain
ECHOES: Lost Eyes In Dying Hand
Welcoming You. Drinking Your Dream.
ECHOES: A Lost Farewell
Nothing Astray. All Falling
In Those Veins. A Silvernet.
ECHOES: Cala Boca Menino
Not Yet Born. The Blind Courage Of Life
ECHOES: I See Your Eye, Part 2
,Per 'Texas' Johansson,
Per Åke Holmlander
,Leo Svensson,Tomas Hallonsten,
Hild Sofie Tafjord
,Katt Hernandez,Mariam Wallentin,Andreas Werliin,
,Susana Santos Silva,