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Trad Gras och Stenar


Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.63 | 14 ratings

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2 stars This record is underrated! I am saying that and afterwards giving it two stars. I really don't think it is so bad you probably think it is. With one star I mean that the music totally lacks good intentions. That is almost true here ? but just almost.

Träd, gräs och stenar's first record with this new name from 1970 features Bo Anders Persson (guitar, violin, flute, song), Arne Eriksson (piano, cello, flute), Torbjörn Abelli (bass, harp and flute) and Thomas Mera Gartz (drums, harp, flute and vocals) and contains six(or seven) songs. This music is heavy and I can recommend two of the songs. First "All along the watchtower"(6/10), a Bob Dylan cover which perfectly shows us how Träd, gräs och stenar want to play rock music. Thay have a groovy sound which you can drown in or take drugs to (perhaps they did). The other song worth listening to is "Sanningens silverflod" (Truth's silver river") (7/10) which is beautiful and has caught the nature, a spring in the forest and some singing elves. This song ends up in a little political but bad sung bit "Riksdagsman" (Swedish MP) (4/10) about the hypocrites who rule our country. Two more songs won't give you headache: the cover "I can't get no satisfaction" (4/10) which is much too long and bland and "Svarta pärla" (4/10) which could have been made much better. It has some good ingredients such as a jew's harp, a melancholic folky feeling and a nice and mystic text (here bad sung). Two tracks are awful: "Tegenborgsvalsen" (2/10) and "All makt åt folket" (0/10). The first sounds like a hooked up vinyl record and the second one is just noise from "lergökar" (Swedish very simple ocarinas).

As a conclusion I would say this isn't rubbish, but it isn't good. There are som interesting track you should listen to but just listen to the rest if you are insterested in how bad music can be if you don't try to sound well. Definitely something for you interested in the Swedish "progg" movement or perhaps if you like Krautrock, I don't.......

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |


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