Mats/Morgan Band / Heat Beats Live
Album: Heat Beats Live   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mats/Morgan Band   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-04-20 Pull Date: 2008-06-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 25 May 18 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 12, 2010: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3. May 16, 2008: Memory Select
Rhinecliff Hotel
2. May 21, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Watch Me Pleasure
4. Apr 25, 2008: Memory Select
The Return Of Advokaten

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-04-15
Mats/Morgan = Morgan Agren (drums) and Mats Oberg (keyboards) a solid Swedish jazz/prog/fusion duo that’s apparently been together for over 25 years. M/M take a bit of ‘ol Frank’s 70’s fusion sound along with bits of Soft Machine, Zappa and Mahavisnu Orchestra into a really nice sound of their own.

((((1)))) Jazzy, complex drumming and some nice keyboard sounds.
((((2)))) Nice, traditional jazz piano, a mostly straight ahead piece with a few jagged patterns.
Would sound nice on either Fo or Wedge’s show.
((3)) Yikes! Off putting 80’s synth overkill. Pretty silly like Zappa’s syncalvier experiments in the 80’s (see/hear: “Jazz From Hell”)
(((((4))))) Scattershot soundtrack from some unreleased 70’s crime thriller. Nice mix of drumming & keyboards. Would go great with “Race: In” by Battles.
(((5))) Short, horn drones & random keyboard notes interlude.
((((6))))) Jazz, funk/fusion awesome-ness. Lots of slinky bass and super funky keyboards. Very busy sounding in places. Not far from Herbie Hancock’s “Headhunters” era with a slight early 80’s tone.
((((7)))) Tricky, circular tempos in some crazy signature with bits of buggy/spacey transmissions.
((((8)))) Short, looping of 60’s “elevator pop” and clapping. Like an Negativland outtake?
((((9)))) Traditional jazz piano later has some child-like Swedish story and later free jazz improv then over to some modern fusion. Wild!
((((10)))) Super short bouncy bass & keyboards. Pretty awesome though.
(((((11)))) Near videogame, electronic jazzy/prog, crazy tempo changes to where it’s more complicated than the first time you hear it.
((12)) Too much bland harmonica and not much else.

Track Listing
1. The Return Of Advokaten   7. Watch Me Pleasure
2. Rhinecliff Hotel   8. Hermetoast
3. Mats Jungle   9. The Bosendorfer Of Advokaten
4. Pulse   10. Riff At Play
5. Friis   11. Truvas Rumba
6. Tvingle   12. Cry Of Laika