Out on Utech Records:
MATS GUSTAFSSON > BENGT
Bengt is the new solo recording by Mats Gustafsson and is dedicated to Bengt Nordström. Mats Gustafsson plays a plastic alto sax. A classic Grafton sax. The type of sax that was used by Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman and Bengt Nordström. Nordström is best known having produced Albert Ayler´s first recording Something Different!!!!!! on his Bird Note imprint.
PHILIPPE PETIT > UNA SYMPHONIA DELLA PAURA
Una Symphonia Della Paura began as a collaboration with Justin Broadrick. The result of “Murmurs” led French composer Philippe Petit to continue with the record, building an impenetrable wall of black fog and ash. Rasping layers of distortion, percussion and guitar noise combat one another in the harshest work from Petit to date.
SUZUKI JUNZO > ODE TO A BLUE GHOST
Inspired by Lonnie Johnson‘s “Blue Ghost Blues,” Suzuki Junzo’s second album on Utech Records, Ode to a Blue Ghost, channels the bleak side of his playing. While hints of his blues- and folk-inspired work can be heard at times, they’re never far from the clutches of phantasmagorical loops and feedback squalls. Resonating guitar and meditative riffs inhabit a world apace with shimmering calm and levigating dissonance.