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Prog Folk

3.86 | 13 ratings

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4 stars Grovjobb (translate in hard work) is a swedish band formed in mid '90's. They have since now 3 albums , this one Landet Leverpastej is the first one from 1998. Grovjobb's music sounds if was made in 1976 or even earlier, the atmosphere , the way they manage to create the passages gives you the feeling that you listen to some obscure mid '70's band. But surprise is given by the year of release - 1998. With this release Grovjobb come with an impressive album - Landet Leverpastej , with some brilliant guitar parts interplayed very well with flute and in places with sitar. As many bands from the newer generation tries to sound like their teachers - Grovjobb is no exception - they really succeded to sound like a 70's progressive band. What gives to Grovjobb musical uniquess is that they don't have keybordis and keys, the only instruments are guitar, drums, flute, bass and ocassionaly sitar. Very good and intristing are the prog elements combined with native folk motives and aswell some jazzy moments here and there, that gives a special atmosphere to the pieces. All album is instrumental that is another thing that the members must be congratulated, because they done a great effort with this album, and have enough spave to create something of a true value in progressive rock these days. For a debute album this is real something. All the pieces stands as excellent to me, not a weak moment for sure. As one of the reviewers said earlier is that Grovjobb are often mentioned but rarely reviewed, not because thier music is unintristing or something alike, but because their are very unknown in prog circles and is a damn shame. They are not an everyday band, thay have their own sound and quite intristing arrangements all the way. I will give 4 stars for this debute , excellent work by this unknown band. The CD is available or it was, I don't know because I have them all three albums for some years from Garageland Records, a small label from Sweden. Intristing and aswell intriguing is the cover art, looks like a railway bridge lost somewhre in the swedish lands. Recommended
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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