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Cuts Up 22:28
Cuts Out 23:23


‘Cuts Up, Cuts Out’ is the second
release by the free/noise quartet
formed by Japanese noise master
Masami Akita (a.k.a. Merzbow),
Swedish saxophone giant Mats Gustafsson,
legendary American guitarist and
composer Thurston Moore and
Hungarian überdrummer Balazs Pandi
on RareNoiseRecords. Following
on their celebrated 2015 and well
reviewed first recording
‘Cuts Of Guilt, Cuts Deeper’
which made RollingStone Magazine’s
list of 20 best Avant Albums of 2015,
‘Cuts Up, Cuts Out’ is a snapshot
of the four musician’s uncanny
groupthink during a live performance
at the Church of St John at Hackney
at the end of September 2016.
Spanning the highly exotic manifold
of music dimensions of free noise,
free and spiritual jazz, power
ambient and grindcore, ‘Cuts Up,
Cuts Out’ will cathartically
renew and elevate the listeners
Geist from the inside.


released April 21, 2018

1. Cuts Up (22:28)
2. Cuts Out (23:23)

Masami Akita - noise electronics
Mats Gustafsson - baritone saxophone, live electronics
Thurston Moore - electric guitar
Balazs Pandi - drums

Recorded live, 2016. 09.28 @ St John at Hackney Church

Paul Bullimore - live engineering, multitrack recording, Amber Audio Ltd.
Mixed by Dániel Sándor
Mastering by James Plotkin @ Plotkinworks

Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)

Thanks to Chris Vaughan / Thirty Three Thirty Three

© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2018


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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.


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