November 27, 2013 Leave a comment
From The Quietus:
Straight outta Umeå with a blazing horn, Mats Gustafsson is a vital force in contemporary music, setting fire to recordings by Sonic Youth, Zu and Peter Brötzmann‘s Chicago Tentet, and leading his own groups The Thing and Fire! to new heights of free jazz and garage-psych ecstasy. Recent months have seen him issue superb new albums by those two groups, as well as a live set with Thurston Moore. He’s also been on the road with Fire! and the transatlantic Nu-Ensemblen, and at the time this interview took place, was preparing to take The Thing to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where they’ll perform with free jazz legend Joe McPhee.
A self-confessed vinyl junkie, Gustafsson somehow finds time amidst all this fevered musical activity to run collectors website Discaholic Corner, where he shares pictures and stories about some of the treasures he’s unearthed in dusty record shops around the globe.