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I GRÉVENS TID

Bland Bladen

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 20 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars I can't decide wether this is a masterpiece or not.

This band's only release is a colourful mix of fusion, spacerock, and symphonic prog.

There used to be a time that Sweden and Denmark had a thriving spacerock scene; Řresund Space Collective, Mantric Muse, First Band from Outer Space, BlandBladen etc. All sharing bandmembers and often not sure who played in wich band.

Bland Bladen was a four-piece (drums, synths, bass, guitar) and plays instrumental. I think it sounds somewhat like Camel, Ozrics, Canterbury-style, Hidria Spacefolk and Korai Örom, mixing rock, funk, symhonic rock, reggae/dub and jazzrock/fusion.

The overal feel is very mellow and laidback, although it's never soft. It's just the way that the music performed. It sounds like it's all played live in the studio. Sometimes you get the feeling that's some lost Camel-tracks from the first years (minus the flute). What I mean is, that I Grévens Tid is not modern prog, but something that could've been a record from 1969-1974.

Still not sure if I should give this one 4 or 5 stars. I'll stick with 4 stars because it can sound somewhat chaotic here and there because it's basically four studio-jams.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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