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3.57 | 14 ratings

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3 stars Grovjobb (translate in hard work) is a swedish band formed in mid '90's. They have since now 3 albums , this one Under solen lyser solen is the their last album from 2001. Grovjobb's music sounds if was made in 1974 or even earlier with a touch of Kebnekaise or Triode (from France), the atmosphere , the way they manage to create the passages gives you the feeling that you listen to some obscure early to mid '70's band. But surprise is given by the year of release - 2001. With this latest and aswell the final release Grovjobb come with an impressive album, but nor quite as exciting as two previous releases. The album is again full of 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 in vein of kebnekaise, Triode and even in places I trace some Jethro Tull (Stand up or Benefit era). What gives to Grovjobb musical uniquess is that they don't have keybordist 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, psychedelic atmosphere can be traced on this album aswell like on previous two ,that gives a special feeling 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 space to create something of a true value in progressive rock these days.Now I find this last album a little less intristing than previous two, because they run out of ideas here, not band but nothing special like previous album for ex who was a total winner for me. Some intristing sitar arrangements and flute elements added between usual intrumetal passages like on itle track Under Solen Lyser Solen, make thi s album to be again good. What I don't really like aswell here is that the album is to much mid tempo, not a moment of bursting out, ok , this kinda tempos are available aswell on previous albums but here are to obvious mainly because the ideas are not so brilliant and in places are to repetaive on the longest traks, a thing that was mentioned by the previous reviewer aswell. So, 3 stars for this album, a good one by this unknown and yet very intristing band, that desearve a better view in prog circles. The CD is available or it was 'till a couple of years before on the small swedish label Garageland Records. Underrated band in my opinion.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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