Fire! - The Hands (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 219 MB
Label: Rune Grammofon – RCD2197 | Tracks: 07 | Time: 36:40 min
Jazz, Free Improvisation, Jazz Rock, Dark Jazz
For 20 years Rune Grammofon have made a habit of releasing music that is beyond easy classification, in later years typified by Swedish trio Fire!, consisting of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin. All three are highly accomplished musicians, but Fire! music is not "difficult" in the sense that jazz and especially free jazz is often perceived. Very much a tight knit unit with three equal players, Fire! has been likened to powerful guitar led trios such as Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, but with Berthling´s heavy, doom laden basslines being such a typical identifier, we can´t help but thinking of Black Sabbath´s debut album when it comes to hypnotic impact.