Masami Akita, Mats Gustafsson and Jim O’Rourke – One Bird Two Bird (2011)

Limited edition of 500 copies vinyl release containing two tracks, “One Bird” 21.37 minutes, respectively “Two Bird” 13.38 minutes, this is the result of the clash of three twisted minded titans of experimental music in a studio session in Tokyo in 2009.
Masami Akita knowned of course as Merbow since 1979 has released over 350 recordings. Mats Olof Gustafsson is probably best knowned lately mainly by the trio called The Thing, but he first came to the attention of lovers of improvised music as part of a duo with Christian Munthe, started in 1986 and the band Gush, started in 1988. He has later played widely with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, Barry Guy, Yoshimi P-We, Derek Bailey, Magnus Broo, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O’Rourke, Thomas Lehn, Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, Zu, The Ex, Sonic Youth, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, Ken Vandermark and many others. O’Rourke has collaborated with Thurston Moore, Derek Bailey, Mayo Thompson, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Nurse With Wound, Phill Niblock, Fennesz, Organum, Henry Kaiser, Flying Saucer Attack, and of course with Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow, he has released albums of jazz, noise, electronica and rock music.

Well, this is a crazy shit, pour les connaisseurs only! Probably it’s impossible to draw a line between genius and madness, but this sounds pure madness. But don’t fucking trow with rocks!!!

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