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3 stars All instrumental Swedish outfit Grovjobb begun life in mid-90's originally as a bass/guitars/drums trio featuring Jerry Johansson, Ola Wolfhechel Jensen and Jonas Elgemark.Their sound though became richer a few months later with the addition of Danish flutist Simon Krarup Jensen, who around the time had moved to Göteborg.The band made their debut in 1998 on Garageland Records with the album ''Landet Leverpastej''.

The first work of Grovjobb outburst a strong Scandinavian flavor throughout the whole release, exploring psychedelic, jazzy and folk grounds depending on the track.Most of the tracks hide some pure energy and late-70's power reminiscent of KEBNEKAJSE, where the musicianship is led by Johansson's fiery psychedelic guitar grooves and riffs along with a dynamic rhythm section, often accompanied by strong flute solos by Jensen.These tracks contain strong Heavy Rock and Blues influences but at moments, when the guitars slow a bit down, there is a strong LANDBERK flavor to be tasted.But Grovjobb show also some love for somber and low-tempo instrumental tunes with a heavy Folk vibe.Then is when Jensen's flute work is certainly on the forefront, creating typical Scandinavian melancholic soundscapes and the rest of the band supports playing in a rather mellow style.Not the whole album is tightly structured, as Grovjobb offer also some loose arrangements with a jamming feeling and a light improvisation touch.

File next to all Swedish bands of the 90's (ANEKDOTEN, LANDBERK, ANGLAGARD), which tried to bring back the 70's Progresive Rock aura in one way or another.A nice album for fans of Scandinavian Prog with evident Folk, Jazz and Psychedelic Rock inspirations...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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