- Brand: Fire! Orchestra
- Product Code: Fire!Orchestra–Arrival
Standard double black vinyl first pressing with CD.
The ancient Zen art of decluttering has found modern favour as a mindful practice. Letting go of things is, perhaps, a way of breaking with the past. In the years since its inception, the Nordic big band Fire! Orchestra has jettisoned about half its original cast. Now down to a mere fourteen members, the outfit has accordingly made its most spacious album yet. The core trio of musical director / saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin is still intact, along with a string quartet and a great deal else. Newcomers to the group's euphony will hear a line of tradition drawn from swing and bop, through to Parisian proggers Magma and the German art commune Amon Düül II. In other words, expect to be boggled and bombshelled every step of the way.