Causa Sui - Live In Copenhagen

El Paraiso
(EPR037)
Release date: 03/17/2017
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic



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01 Rip Tide (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Johan Riedenlow)
02 The Source (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr)
03 The Juice (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
04 Mondo Buzzo (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
05 Dawn Passage (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
06 Eugenie (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Johan Riedenlow)
07 Ju-Ju Blues (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
08 Eternal Flow (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
09 El Paraiso (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr)
10 Mireille /Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr)
11 Portixeddu / Tropic Of Capricorn (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess
Kahr/Johan Riedenlow)
12 First Communication (Agitation Free)
13 Homage (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
14 Red Valley (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr)
15 Euporie (Jonas Munk/Jakob Skøtt/Jess Kahr/Rasmus Elm Rasmussen)
16 A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)
 
This live set captures Causa Sui at two very special nights: At the release parties of Euporie Tide (2013) & Return To Sky (2016). While the two albums are tight and
meticulous sizes, that helped propel the band to the very pinnacle of European
stoner-psych, this heavy package documents the band at their most free and adventurous.

Since the band seldomly performes live, this may very well be your best 
chance to
experience what the band is capable of at their best! One show is recorded at avant garde institution extraordinaire Jazzhouse, while the other captures the sounds of legendary underground venue Dragens Hule in a warm summer night of 2013, where the band played in front of a small, ecstatic crowd until the wee hours. Both shows were recorded multitrack with an A-grade selection of mics and mixed and mastered by Jonas Munk.
 
During these three discs Causa Sui aren't merely running through classic cuts from the catalogue. Each track is explored, reinterpreted and given new life – often straying far away from its original roots with a fervent energy. One minute the band is bluesy and heavy, the next they're repetitive and blissed-out or venturing into a cacophony of Albert Ayler-like sax bursts, free-form electronics and feedback. Swedish saxophone player Johan Riedenlow joins both shows and Papir-guitar player Nicklas Sørensen occasionally adds his magic to the Dragens Hule set – including a towering 13-minute
version of ”Eternal Flow”, that seems to channel the energy of mid-1970s Popol Vuh,
as well as a breezy cover version of Agitation Free's ”First Communication”.
 
”Ju-Ju Blues” from the Jazzhouse set is Causa Sui at their most fuzzed out and 
Hendrixian, reaching new improvisational heights, whereas ”Dawn Passage” feels like
an obvious fusion of Tame Impala and Allman Brothers. On the Dragens Hule sets the
band goes all the way out! ”Portixeddu / Tropic Of Capricorn” turns Bitches Brew-era
Miles Davis into a crazed sludge-fest, and fan-favourites ”El Paraiso” and “Red Valley”
appear here in their ultimate versions. To cap things off the band delivers a 17-minute
exclusive tribute to John Coltrane's ”A Love Supreme” featuring both Johan Riedenlow and Nicklas Sørensen.

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