Category: Sweden

Dungen – Dungen Live (2020)

“Dungen Live is a document of a band playing with and beyond time, passionately reviving a slowly storied history of sound. A captivating ride captured and collaged from two shows in their native Sweden, Dungen Live covers all the peaks and valleys, the moments of intuition and inspiration, and the cosmic connectivity between a family of musicians that makes each Dungen show a spiritual shift.”

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Älgarnas Trädgård

“ÄLGARNAS TRÄDGÅRD are a seminal, 6-piece Swedish combo who made one album in 1972, a cult classic and masterpiece of psychedelia that could have come straight out of the ‘Kraut’ school of Space Rock. After the release of their album, they kept on playing live for a while, even recording a full album’s worth of new material in 1973-74. But it wasn’t until 2001 that this material was mixed and released, on a cd entitled “Delayed”.”

Centralstödet

“Centralstödet is essentially a live band, and it’s in this setting that their fire burns brightest. The band clearly hasn’t been sitting on their hands since we last saw them, as these recordings indicate a marked refinement of technique and a vivid expansion of the fundamental Centralstödet sound into new and exciting psychedelic territory. Loops and overloaded echo unit sound bounce around the stage during and between cuts, and the signature mountain troll stomp carved out on Solkurva by the rhythm section of Joni Huttunen and Jonas Fridlund is leavened by the band’s sense of deeply woven inter-connectivity.”

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Fläsket Brinner

“If one should try and describe the music they play it usually means emphasizing that it is very influenced by jazz, partly because it is instrumental but also because it is based on improvisation… Fläsket Brinner is, with its mixture of rock, jazz and folk music one of the premier representatives of the musically interesting period of prog music – a sound that lasts till today.”

Agusa – Hogtid (2014)

“Love psychedelic guitar textures and vintage styled prog-rock organ freakouts? Of course you do. Well, do yourself a favor and be sure to check out this debut release from Sweden’s Agusa, titled Högtid, out soon from the folks at Transubstans Records. This is authentic sounding early ’70s prog/psych/krautock inspired stuff…so much so that you’d swear it was recorded in 1971. The band lists their influences as Kebnekajse, Amon Düül II, and Colosseum , which you can totally hear, but they have also added their own spin on the vintage sounding modern prog sound. Featuring members of Sveriges Kommuner & Landsting, Kama Loka and Hoofoot, Agusa weave plenty of swirling organ, jagged guitar, and nimble rhythms throughout this stirring collection of songs. It’s all instrumental, so don’t be put off by the Swedish song titles, and it’s all glorious stuff.”

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Yuri Gagarin – Yuri Gagarin (2013)

“It’s a quality release, crafted by people that obviously know the right buttons to press to make people float down the stream of their own consciousness, abandoning their ego while flying through the electric field of matter and time and onwards towards the Great Truth. It’s a groove-fest made by stoners for stoners, and has a kickass cover you could lose yourself in. Now can you dig that my psychedelic brothers and sisters.”

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