Träd, Gräs och Stenar: Tack För Kaffet / So Long (Subliminal Sound, 2017)

September 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Träd, Gräs och Stenar: Tack För Kaffet / So Long

Träd, Gräs och Stenar were one of the most influential Swedish progressive/psychedelic rock bands. They were mainly active during the early ’70s, reunited at the end of the decade, and then reunited again during the ’90s after bands like Pavement cited them as an influence. They recorded some new albums during the 2000s and toured with Acid Mothers Temple, and eventually Reine Fiske of Dungen joined the band. Two of the group’s primary members died during the early 2010s, however. This album contains material recorded between 2006-2012, including contributions from the late Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It’s a nice, sprawling set of wayward psych jams which don’t break any new ground, but if you’re in the mood for low key, slow burning guitar jams, it’s really well done and enjoyable. Mostly instrumental, and mostly slow and meandering, except for “Pengar”, which sounds like it could be a Swedish interpretation of either “Sister Ray” or “Roadrunner”, and “Farväl”, which has a bit of distant bellowing near the end, almost like Robbie Basho, or maybe even Laraaji.

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