Monday, March 2, 2009
Awesome Swedish heavy psychedelic music from perhaps the best year in rock history. I'm not gonna relay the history of the band or anything, but just describe what it sounds like. Basically this band is the antecedent of the sound that the currently "popular" Dungen imitates, which is even more evidenced by the fact that the album was remastered/re-released a few years ago on Dungen's label Subliminal Sounds.
If none of this makes sense to you, think of this: Long-haired blond dudes, attacking you with long guitar solos, few words that make any sense to you, alternating between heavy and soft, but not doing anything too technical (this isn't no god damn prog record). However, one song is just over 16 minutes, and the other over 19, and these are in the middle of the album. What's interesting is that while the length of these tracks may seem overkill (I feel this sometimes), the album doesn't really "drag" on. The tracks are that length to establish the feeling, and they do it pretty damn well.
It's not the most inventive record ever, but it's definitely a solid psychedelic record and one that was once a lost treasure but has now seen the light of day in many circles. Enjoy it.