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Kungens Män


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.08 | 5 ratings

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4 stars Swedish space rock flagship KUNGENS MÄN on a new run, this time performing a marathon!? Okay, be it on the stage or in the studio, the fivesome around Hans, Mattias, Mikael, Magnus and Peter don't do sports in a literal sense, or what? Although they are underway with much blood, sweat and tears, surely. You should know, presently, at least to every genre fan per se, the band's performances are cool inspired trips. Ideally suited to recharge the listener's batteries, for taking a (healthy!) break from everyday life. Like it is regarding sports for many people and in most cases too.

I must admit that I basically have problems with those scandinavian track titles. Hey, there's one exception, now that Second Third War Three fades out way too early ... argghhhh! ... this might be something to become accepted, to get over, in light of the limited space concerning a vinyl side. Apart from that, music-wise it's nearly impossible to highlight one track especially on this production. Eh sorry, maybe however the twenty minute closing track. Offered with a stoic krautrock beat, this is embellished by guitars and synths wonderfully swirrling all around.

Based on a propelling rhythm in general, this is cosmic music for you, spirtually akin to the Oresund Space Collective in best form. Yet again provided by German Adansonia label, 'Stockholm Maraton' invites to enjoy a fantastic trip. Quite obvious, one favourable driving force for appealing improvisations is the team spirit, the members' perfect interplay, taken for granted here. Please give it a shot, I mean this marathon course will not expect too much of you in any way, I'm absolutely sure.

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