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THE ROOTS OF ECHO was started by Sven Lorentzon & Lars-Olof Ström, April 1990, in Gothenburg - Sweden, originally just known as ROOTS. They changed the name to THE ROOTS OF ECHO in the summer of 1990. In 1991 they recorded their first songs on an 4-channel porta-studio with the help from some friends. In 1992 they recorded some songs from a live gig they did. The song "The Garden" was recorded and later released (1993) on a various artists CD called "Life's A Joke", with Swedish psychedelic and indie bands, released by "101", a small fanzine.

The album "The Roots of Echo" was recorded in January 1993 and released in the summer of the same year. This album was put together at MVR-studio in Fjärsås (a very old and dusty 8-channel studio) and received great response from magazines in Italy, Belgium, U.K. and The Netherlands.

"Let Your Freak Flag Fly" was another various artists CD THE ROOTS OF ECHO were on, with "Answer".
Garageland Records liked the band's music so much that they decided to finance THE ROOTS OF ECHO's second album; "Söabu". This album was recorded in spring 1994, and had a more folk music attitude than the first album. "Söabu" was released in February 1995.

All this time they had taken help from a bunch of musical friends (including SINKADUS who had helped them at recordings and live gigs).

In 1994 THE ROOTS OF ECHO played live at Gothenburg Art-Rock Festival (G.A.R.F.) together with SINKADUS. In the summer of 1994 Mats Svensson (who is now also with SINKADUS & later changed his name to Segerdahl), who had earlier helped the band at live gigs, joined the band.

In autumn 1994 Andreas Niemi joined the band. Andreas had at that time recently broken up his heavy metal band AKILLES to hang the bass on the wall, but Sven & L-O phoned him and after they heard him play they asked him to become a member of the band. Shortly after that they changed their rehearsal-local from the ceiling-room at Sven's home deep in a forest to a larger place that was a bit closer to Gothenburg.

THE ROOTS OF ECHO had now developed a very original psychedelic sound, with a lot of guitar solos and a pounding rhythm section. In April 1995 they went back to the MVR-studio to record "Total Live Ninety-Five", a raw three track cassette including the new songs "As Time Goes By" and "Guilt" and a new version on "Catch This Moment". In May of the same year Jörgen Oscarsson did the keyboard work for the cassette.

In May 1995 ...
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