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3.17 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pa Trottoaren (9:13)
2. Glenn (8:54)
3. T-Bone (6:31)
4. I Hašigheten (1:35)
5. Det Lyckliga Mongot (7:05)
6. Lord Of Linne (16:13)

Total Time: 49:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Jonas Stenman / organ
- Thomas Frank / guitar
- Rikard Johansson / bass
- Hannes Nilsson / drums
- Jerker Jarold / synthesizer, saxophone
- Benjamin Sandqvist / drums
- Christian Johansson / guitar
- Oskar Bergenheim / drums
- Elionor Frejd / voice

Releases information

CD Sulatron Records st0801 (2008 Austria)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Review by Rivertree
3 stars The Austrian Sulatron label, known for offering bands and albums of the psych and kraut world, now has put a (relatively) new swedish jam band on the prog stage with this release. First of all there is to say: it is not riskless to occupy the title LAVA. Several bands already existed identically named, more or less known and allocated all over the world. For example a german band which had produced 'Tears Are Goin' Home' - a praised album released in 1973. But this LAVA band started in 2003 though and jammed all around Sweden for some years before they decided to produce an album - six tracks which they never had played before - free form jams and mostly twin guitar driven. Besides some similarities to known swedish jam bands like ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (OSC) or BLAND BLADEN they have worked out quite a unique style spiked with krautrock and jazzy elements.

Pa Trottoaren - nearly 10 minutes long - starts with a synthy overture and in the vein of a cosmic trip ala OSC reaping black tomatoes. The sound escalates more and more to a krautrocked way of expressing with a hypnotic punching bass and a weird guitar/synthesizer duel - a promising opener by all means. With Glenn the organ is on board this time and the instruments are meandering purposefully amongst the planets. T-Bone with excellent guitar contributions is my highlight and could have a place on every krautrock sampler so far. Trance pure - hypnotic and spacey - somewhat simple, but very very charming.

The short I Hašigheten is provided with weird guitar echoes and a saxophone interlude which brings a new jazzy touch fading into Det Lyckliga Mongot which follows this direction with a crazy uptempo interaction of all the instruments. The shining long track Lord Of Linne now finally is appointed with a special hypnotic mood - mainly caused by a repetitve organ, synthesizer and guitar theme additionally underlaid with a canterburiesque bass line in most parts. The song rises and falls undulatory provided with a dub feeling in between and some synthy sound effects like simulated storm for example.

A promising debut album as for the final conclusion and recommended to psych and krautrock fans - 3.5 stars.

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