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Borbetomagus are a free improvisation group. Borbetomagus formed in 1979 when saxophone players Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich collaborated with electric guitarist Don Miller; bass guitarist Adam Nodelman was briefly a member.

Their music has been described as "a huge, overpowering, take-no-prisoners mass of sound." One extended technique they use is called "bells together" where Sauter and Dietrich physically place the openings of their saxophones against each other.

While the core trio listed above have been responsible for most… read more

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  • Avatar for drondy
    cathartic uber noise
  • Avatar for ShmoofingFabsee
    Jon Chang of Discordance Axis said he toured with these guys back in the day. Apparently their music is what inspired Masami Akita to do what he did with Merzbow.
  • Avatar for Waes-GOD
    where can i download their self-titled album (1980)?
  • Avatar for zwerfafval
    At number 8 in the Top 10 Stupidest Things I Did in My Life: go seeing these guys live 3 times in the space of a week without wearing ear plugs.
  • Avatar for NINlife
    snuff jazz <3
  • Avatar for xdreamx19
    probably most brutal and noisiest free jazz band
  • Avatar for Polterguy
    this band sounds crazy and a little bit relaxing at the same time. Awesome!
  • Avatar for dashd-sh1
    lovin' it
  • Avatar for Razielek
    this shit is intense.
  • Avatar for glmox
    the best

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