The Music or The Money?

by Mats/Morgan Band

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Sylox 04:44
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Asaw X 02:32
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Jeriko 08:05
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Coco 03:05
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Tyrschon 02:42
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Nordic Ice 02:01
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I Wanna 04:48
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Harmonium 4 03:01
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Baader Puff 09:23
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Dr. Thor 07:13
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Daisy 05:33
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Banned Again 05:06
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Griefen 04:16
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Resp Rush 00:30
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Q 02:58
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Zepp 02:20
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Bass 02:46
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Paltsug 02:13
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Slut-text 07:32

about

"..influenced by Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Earth, Wind & Fire. (They are) tight and precise and seem capable of playing absolutely anything with great gusto...the Mats/Morgan men integrate everything and make it their own."
– Audiophile Audition

"Voted the #1 'fusion' drummer in the 2010 Modern Drummer reader's poll: Morgan Agren"

“I am floored by their ability to legitimately execute everything from light jazz to super-human staggered 16th note hell to the most violent Pantera-like machine-gun groove to overly-complex synclavier Zappa music… This band can do everything; and it’s just two weird guys from Sweden.”
– Ink 19

credits

released May 18, 2010

The Music or the Money? was the second album by Mats/Morgan, which was originally self-released in 1997 and only available at their shows. The album showcases two different halves to the musician's work; spontaneous playing on compositions and improvisations by the duo with and without additional musicians and as a sort of stylistic counterpoint to that, music that relies on heavily programmed electronic materials, in the vein of Frank Zappa's synclavier works – it remains Mats' favorite album by the group. Both are top drawer players, but their music is not simply a chops-fest of blurred, fast notes - there is a lot of humor and restraint mixed into the virtuosity, which gives them a unique sound. This new edition of The Music or The Money? adds over 45' of unreleased material, all of which features the current version of the Mats/Morgan Band; Mats, Morgan and bassist Gustaf Hielm, who was the bassist of technical metal legends Meshuggah for many years.

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Mats/Morgan albums available on Bandcamp:

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/radio-da-da-the-teenage-tapes

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/live-2

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-or-the-money-2

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/trends-and-other-diseases

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heat-beats-live

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/thanks-for-flying-with-us

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