2016 repress. Cafe OTO is a concert venue operating in Dalston, East London, specializing in various strains of avant-music: free-jazz, song, electronics, etc. OTO have been professionally recording various shows on and off since the venue opened in 2008. Available in a deluxe vinyl edition, The Worse the Better is a recording of the stunning first set performed by the trio of Peter Brötzmann, Steve Noble, and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brötzmann's first residency at the venue. It was also the first time this trio had played together. The concert was recorded at Cafe OTO by Shane Browne, mixed by John Edwards, and mastered by Andreas "Lupo" Lubich at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.