ORIGINAL SILENCE "THE SECOND ORIGINAL SILENCE"
Out 11. August on CD, DL and LP
THE THING "NOW AND FOREVER" (4 DISC BOX SET)
Out now on CD and DL
PETER BROTZMANN/PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE/MATS GUSTAFSSON
"THE FAT IS GONE"
FREE FALL "THE POINT IN A LINE"
MATS GUSTAFSSON/PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE "SPLATTER"
TWO BANDS AND A LEGEND
"I SEE YOU BABY EP"
"FIRST ORIGINAL SILENCE"
TWO BANDS AND A LEGEND
"TWO BANDS AND A LEGEND"
MATS GUSTAFSSON & YOSHIMI
"WORDS ON THE FLOOR"
"METAL MUSIC MACHINE" CD/LP
DISKAHOLICS ANONYMOUS TRIO
"WEAPONS OF ASS DESTRUCTION" CD/LP
"LIVE AT BL┼"
THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE AND CATO SALSA EXPERIENCE
"SOUNDS LIKE A SANDWICH"
New website coming up!Most news have been posted on Twitter and Facebook lately as we have been working on our new website. So sorry for being slow with updates here. The new website will launch 15. of August 2010.
PETER BRÍTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET 5CD BOX SETSmalltown Superjazzz is very proud to present Peter Br÷tzmann`s Chicago Tentet box set. The boxset features 5 discs, all recorded over 3 nights in Oslo 19-21st of February 2009. Releasedate is the 13th of July 2010. This is a free-jazz smorgasboard!
Sonore: Mats Gustafsson/Peter Br°tzmann/Ken Vandermark
Michael Zerang/Paal Nilssen-Love
Johannes Bauer/Per ┼ke Holmlander
Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark
Jeb Bishop/Paal Nilssen-Love
Survival Unit III: Joe McPhee/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang
Trombone Choir: Joe McPhee/Per ┼ke Holmlander/Johan Nes Bauer/Jeb Bishop
Peter Br÷tzmann Chicago Tentet + 1
Boxset with 5 CDs and 30 pages booklet, all designed by Peter Br÷tzmann.
SOFT MACHINE LPYou can buy the Soft Machine "Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971" double limited edition LP here
KEN VANDERMARK & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: NEW EUROPEAN TOURWe will soon release 2 new album by Vandermark and Nilssen-Love titled Chicago Volume and Milwaukee Volume. More info soon. They will also go on a European tour in April. Check lives dates for more info.
THE THING EUROPEAN DATESThe Thing has a string with European dates in Europe with Sonore. Check live section for more info
THE THING "BAG IT!" 4 OUT OF 5 IN MOJO!"Recorded by Steve Albini, the latest blast from free-blowing Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and his electronics-augmented rhythmn section rocks furious garage-skronk then reignites Duke Ellington, ending on a post-apocalyptic sweep through Albert Ayler`s Angels. The CD release comes with a half-hour bonus disc of improv goodness; the vinyl was cut direct to lacquer in the studio" (**** MOJO MAGAZINE)
THE THING PRODUCED BY STEVE ALBINI!The great recordings done by Steve Albini in Chicago is now out on CD and download (LP will follow soon). The album is titled Bag It! and the first 1000 CDs contains a free bonus disc with a looong impro suite titled Beef Brisket. The LP is being pressed now and is available in a few weeks, more info soon.
THE THING LIVE AT FIELD DAY IN LONDONThe Thing will play London`s Field Day Festival the 1st of August. Other bands on the bill are Mogwai, Santigold, Fennesz, The Horrors, Four Tet and many more. More info about the festival here
MATS GUSTAFSSON TRIO WITH FOUR TET AND STEVE REIDMats will play a trio set with Kieran "Four Tet" Hebden and Steve Reid at the great Ornette Coleman Meltdown festival in London Saturday the 20th of June. More info here.
ORIGINAL SILENCE, THE VINYL!The vinyl is finally ready and in our warehouse now. It has one new long and exclusive bonus track. You can order the album from our Superstore here.
THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE TIME OUT NYC REVIEWRead the review from Time Out New York here and make sure to check out the band on tour in US now if possible. Full tour list in the live section of this site.
THE THING AND OFFONOFF ON US TOURSBoth Offonoff and The Thing head off to the states for seperate tours in April. Check out the live section for details. And make sure to see them both if you are in US. You won`t regret.
ORIGINAL SILENCE: LIMITED EDITION LPFinally, the Original Silence "The Second Original Silence" LP is ready, with one long extra bonustrack, exclusive for this vinyl version. The releasedate is the the 21st of April. Limited edition of 1000 copies, no repress.
SUPERJAZZZ AT SPOTIFYThe whole Smalltown Superjazzz catalog is now available at the much talked about streaming service Spotify. For more info go here.
JAZKAMER GIRA POR MEXICODe marzo de 2009! Jazkamer llevarß a cabo en Mexico en estas fechas:
14 marzo: Radar Festival, Mexico City.
17 marzo: Lak, Guanajuato.
20 marzo: Museo De Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo De Yucatan, Merida.
Lasse Marhaug toca la guitarra.
John Hegre toca la guitarra.
Nils Are Dr°nen desempe˝a tambores.
Esperamos con interÚs lo que el ruido a la gente de Mexico!íViva el ruido alto!
Visita de Radar en el Internet: http://festival.org.mx/programa/espectaculo/75
BIG THE THING/SUPERJAZZZ FEATURE IN PLAN B MAGAZINEPlan B Magazine have a 6 pages big feature on The Thing and Smalltown Superjazzz in their February issue. Its at the news stand now so get hold of a copy if you`re interested in getting an insight view of both Smalltown Superjazzz and The Thing.
THE THING: BOX SET IS SOLD OUTThe The Thing box set is now sold out and the only possibillity to get it is in the good old record shop or at Amazon Amazon.
MATS AND THURSTON: YOUTUBE LIVE ACTION!You can check out the Mats Gustafsson and Thurston Moore live action earlier this week on YouTube here and another one here.
MATS AND THURSTON ON US MINI TOURThurston Moore and Mats Gustafsson has a mini-tour coming up in US this week. Check it out here:
Jan 29 Florence VFW 18 Meadow st Florence MA with Magik Markers + Nace/Pak/Noise Nomads 8pm
Jan 30 Club Rehab 25 Ave B NYC with Gene Moore + White Out with Samara Lubelski 8pm
Jan 31 Internatinoal House 3701 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 8pm
Feb 1 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY with John Olson/Okkyung Lee/C. Spencer Yeh trio + Sunburned Hand of the Gene, Tovah D-day 9pm
Feb 2 Middle East Upstairs, Boston, MA with Sickness + Ashley Paul + Perespirit
OFFONOFF EUROPEAN TOUR:Check them out, you won`t regret!
03/02 - Sala Monasterio, Arco Y Flecha, Barcelona, ES
04/02 - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon, France
05/02 - Instants Chavires, Paris, France
06/02 - Penn Ar Jazz, Brest, France
07/02 - Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
08/02 - Jazzkeller, Hofheim, Germany
09/02 - Recyclart, Brussels, Belgia
10/02 - Cave 12 at KAB, Geneve, Switzerland
11/02 - Muziekpodium Paradox, Tilburg, Holland
THE THING BOX SET: 4 STARS REVIEW IN UNCUTSpirited free jazz, with obligatory indie covers. ****
Compromising saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, double-bass player Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, there is no doubting the Scandinavian-ness of The Thing. However, as this three album-plus-DVD box (which stretches back to their eponymous 2000 debut) attests, the band channel the spirit of free jazz as blown by the late Albert Ayler, John Coltrane and Don Cherry like no other combo. Moreover, on their version of To Bring You My Love in which they convert the PJ Harvey original into a confrontational procession of pocket trumpet and barritone sax, they show that while the original jazzmen are dead, their free spirit rages on in unlikely places (David Stubbs, UNCUT MAGAZINE)
SUPERJAZZZ NEWS AT FACT MAGAZINETo get updated news about new stuff on Smalltown Superjazzz, check out Fact Magazine`s newspiece here.
THE THING: USA TOURThe Thing will head off on another tour in US. Catch them live here:
12. November at Hide Out, Chicago
13. November, TBA, New Orleans
14. November, Ruby┤s BBQ, Austin, Texas,
15. November, TBA, Houston, Texas, US
THE THING: ON TOUR WITH OTOMO YOSHIHIDEThe Thing will go on tour with Otomo Yoshihide in Ireland as well as one gig in Oslo, Norway. It will be a blast! Check out details at the live section at this site.
ORIGINAL SILENCE: 4 OUT OF 5 IN UNCUT"Original Silence include in their lineup Mats Gustafsson, Sonic Youth`s Thurston Moore and Jim O`Rourke, all of whom have played together in loose, extremist coalitions over the years. Despite their moniker, Original Silence can whip up a merry cacophony: "Argument Left Hanging - Rubber Cement" grinds remorselessly, throwing up Beefheart style shapes. A joyful, if derivative noise" (4/5, David Stubbs, Uncut)
ORIGINAL SILENCE: YES, IT WILL BE RELEASED ON VINYLMany questions about this vinyl, yes it will be released on double LP with an extra bonus track, that is why we couldn`t have it ready for the CD/DL releasedate, as it took time to mix this track. But the LP will be in stock in 3 weeks time and in the shops shortly after after that. It is limited to 1000 copies and no repress so only one chance to get it.
ORIGINAL SILENCE: GREAT 8,0 REVIEW AT PITCHFORKAbother great Original Silence review from Pitchfork "Pristinely recorded at a 2005 Italy performance, this is another outstanding work from Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke, and Mats Gustafsson's improvisational noise/jazz/rock ensemble." (8,0, Pitchfork). Read the whole review here.
THE THING: TOURING THE WORLDLots of The Thing live action the coming months. Check out the live section at this website for more details and info.
THURSTON MOORE INTERVIEWThurston Moore did an interview with Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen when he was in Norway and played with Sonic Youth and Original Silence. You can read the interview here.
THE THING COVERS DAVID BOWIEThe Thing has done a cover of David Bowie`s Life On Mars? for the Bowie covers compilation album "Life Beyond Mars" out now on Rapster/K7!. Other artists on the album are Carl Craig, Kelly Polar, Joakim, Au Revoir Simone and Matthew Dear among others. Check it out, The Thing`s version is different...