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Enormous Door

by The Ex & Brass Unbound

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The Ex have hooked up with one of the most powerful horn sections imaginable and sparks are sure to fly. Since 1979 this inspired, intrepid and seminal band has consistently pushed the envelope, plotting a restless course from their anarchist punk origins to embrace everything from fractured noise to Ethiopian groove. Their thrillingly raw and rhythmic rock sound is born from their ideals, musical friendships/networks and work ethic. Alive to the moment, they are sometimes described as “experimental trance-dance avant-afro-punk improv music” and no one knows what descriptions this metamorphosis will conjure up.
The Ex plan to unleash a new wild and combustible show in collaboration with four of the world's most powerful and performative horn players for some in-the-red swing time. Brass Unbound comprise Swedish force of nature Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Chicago jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark (saxophone), Italian wild card Roy Paci (trumpet) and boundary busting classical/futurist Wolter Wierbos (trombone). The line up is dexterous and dangerous, as players, improvisers and entertainers, this group is nothing short of phenomenal. Expect fireworks.
The Ex have been involved in a steady stream of boundary-breaking collaborations, releases, tours and films that have established them as a unique but under-acknowledged force in rock music, who are always on the move, but always sound like The Ex.

Ex Records, 2013 - EX 138D

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released January 1, 2013

Andy Moor - guitar, baritone guitar
Terrie Hessels - guitar, baritone guitar
Arnold de Boer - vocals, guitar, sampler
Katherina Bornefeld - drums, vocals
Mats Gustafsson - baritone sax
Ken Vandermark - tenor + baritone sax, clarinet
Wolter Wierbos - trombone
Roy Paci - trumpet

Recorded by Riccardo Parravicini at Pasada Negro Studios, Lesse, Italy. June 4-5, 2012.
Assistant engineer: Gianluigi 'GG' Gallo.
Mixed by Riccardo, Andy Moor and The Ex at the Pasada Negro Studios. April 1-2-3 2013.
Mastered by Gilius Kreiken at the Frank van der Weij Studio, Amsterdam. April 5, 2013.
Produced by The Ex & Brass Unbound.
Mats Gustafsson was recorded at the Summa Studio in Stockholm by Johan Berthling, Andreas Werliin and Arnold de Boer. January 10, 2013.


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The Ex Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Ex started playing in 1979. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day: collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band, Kamagurka, Tom Cora, Sonic Youth, Han Bennink, Jan Mulder, Shellac and Wolter Wierbos. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia. ... more

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