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Agustí Fernández & Mats Gustafsson - Critical Mass album

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For a duo, pianist Agusti Fernández and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson are capable of producing a huge dynamic range and variety of sounds. At one extreme Gustafsson can generate the same kind of intensely hard-edged tone and energy as Peter Brötzmann (of whose Tentet he is an occasional member) or Ken Vandermark (another Tentet member). This is amply demonstrated on the closing track, "Critical Mass 5:59, a fluid, high-energy simultaneous improvisation that brings the album to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion. Track Listing: Critical Mass 5:58; Critical Mass 5:32; Critical Mass 4:26; Critical Mass 6:53; Critical Mass 4:46; Critical Mass 6:04; Critical Mass 3:20; Critical Mass 5:15; Critical Mass 6:13; Critical Mass 5:59. Personnel: Agusti Fern. Title: Critical Mass Year Released: 2006 Record Label: Psi. Tags.

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Agustí Fernández, Mats Gustafsson, Ramon Prats ‎– Breakin The Lab! Label: Discordian Records (2) ‎– 038. Format: CD, Album. Music By – Agustí Fernández, Mats Gustafsson, Ramon Prats. Photography By – Joan Cortès. Piano – Agustí Fernández. Producer – Discordian. Recorded By – El Pricto, Ralph Lopinski. Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mats Gustafsson. Recorded live on April 23th 2013 at Jamboree, Barcelona.

mats gustafsson Vienna, Austria. Born 1964 in Umeå, Sweden. Saxplayer, improviser and composer. working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). 1800 concerts and over 200 album productions.

The Evidence of the Obscure Demon. Прослушать Скачать 21:24. Прослушать Скачать 19:38. Прослушать Скачать 19:10. Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi. Прослушать Скачать 06:20. Like Razor Blades in the Dark. Прослушать Скачать 17:42. Peter Evans, Agustí Fernández, Mats Gustafsson. Прослушать Скачать 12:00. A Quietness of Water. Прослушать Скачать 17:57.

About Agustí Fernandez. b. 1954, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain. A professional musician from early teenage, Fernández studied piano in Spain, France and Germany. He impressed through his free playing and through the 80s and 90s collaborated often with Carlos Santos and Jordi Benito and later with Andres Corchero. Fernández is co-founder of various experimental groups. In 2000 he teamed up with Butch Morris and the following year played with Jane Rigler, then with Pep Llopis. Artists with whom Fernández has performed include Derek Bailey, Tom Cora, Marilyn Crispell, Dani Domínguez, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Christoph Irmer, Peter Kowald, David Mengual, Tony Oxley, Evan Parker, William Parker, Wolfgang Reisinger, Matthew Shipp and David Xirgu. Fernández has appeared in Madrid, New York, London, Glasgow, Paris and Berlin.

Critical Mass is a 2006 album release by the Dave Holland Quintet, and the first to feature drummer Nate Smith (musician). This is the first Dave Holland Quintet album to be released outside the ECM label, through which he had released all of his albums since his 1972 debut as leader, Conference of the Birds. Steve Greenlee of JazzTimes stated "It’s been five years since Dave Holland’s quintet released an album of new material


1 Critical Mass 5:58
2 Critical Mass 5:32
3 Critical Mass 4:26
4 Critical Mass 6:53
5 Critical Mass 4:46
6 Critical Mass 6:04
7 Critical Mass 3:20
8 Critical Mass 5:15
9 Critical Mass 6:13
10 Critical Mass 5:59

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Rosazul
  • Mixed At – Laboratori de so de Metrónom de Barcelona


  • Composed By – Fernández* (tracks: 1 to 7, 9, 10), Gustafsson* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10)
  • Photography By [Barcelona Graffiti And Stockholm Horse] – Caroline Forbes
  • Photography By [Duo Portrait] – Guy Le Querrec
  • Piano, Piano [Prepared] – Agustí Fernández*
  • Producer – Agustí Fernández*
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Ferran Conangla
  • Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mats Gustafsson


Recorded on 30 July 2004 at Rosazul Estudi, Barcelona
Mixed on 14 January 2005 at Laboratori de So Metrònom, Barcelona

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 030243 050628
  • Matrix / Runout: de luxe PSI05.06 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0437
  • Mould SID Code (outer ring): IFPI 04AW

Agustí Fernández & Mats Gustafsson - Critical Mass album
Free Improvisation
Performer: Agustí Fernández
Title: Critical Mass
Category: Jazz
Released: 2005
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 264