Swedish supergroup Fire! released last month their new album Defeat. Despite the fatalistic title, the album finds the core trio of reeds player Mats Gustafsson, bass player Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werliin “still honoring their 12 year old vow of presenting a fresh approach to improvised music.” Unlike previous efforts where the tenor saxophone and the bass saxophone played a prominent role, on Defeat Gustafsson elected the flute as his primary instrument.
For a taster of what´s on offer, listen to the album track ‘Defeat (Only Further Apart)’ below.
Defeat is out now through Rune Grammofon.