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|subliminal sounds (sweden) #til 02 cd|
tillindien (sweden) #til 02 cd
pärson sound “s/t” double compact disc set
- intro (0:53)
- tio minuter (ten minutes) (10:29)
- from tunis to india in fullmoon (on testosterone) (20:29)
- india (slight return) (13:06)
- a glimpse inside the glyptotec-66 (6:01)
- one quiet afternoon (in the king's garden) (10:32)
- sov gott rose-marie - parts 1-3: "it's only love", "till indien" and "sov gott rose-marie" (13:18)
- skrubba (28:56)
- milano (7:57)
- on how to live (7:26)
- blåslåten (5:41)
|2001 release (newly re-pressed & re-mastered in may 2012) ; ... incredible reissue of this legendary collection of music, jointly pulled out of the moist swedish air ca. 1967/68 by a who’s who of the scandinavian psychedelic scene, including future träd gräs och stenar / international / harvester / mecki mark men members bo anders persson, thomas merz gartz, torbjörn abelli, thomas tidholm, & arne ericsson, partly recorded under the auspices of composer folke rabe (with whom persson shared a split lp on wergo & whose influence is heard throughout) ...|
regarding the music ::
... this is the set that captures the myth of stockholm-1967 the best, imo, where the evidence of terry riley’s visit influencing an entire generation of free-niks into formless repetitive rock sound is everywhere... material on this set ranges from light studio-processed traditional folk-improv to monstrous guitar-overload & caveman-drums. not a dull minute to be found. essential !!!
... this version adds gorgeously remastered sound (by the band’s own thomas mera gartz ; fixing many of the weird, incongruous fidelity issues of the previous cd edition) ; highly recommended !!!
|subliminal sounds press release...|
after years of research we’re re proud to present the nucleus of the swedish 1960s-70s underground psych rock scene: the legendary pärson sound. this 2-cd set presents the most remarkable swedish underground band, known in a later incarnation and continuation as international harvester and träd, gräs och stenar (trees, grass and stones), and features both intricate studio recordings and orgiastic live performances.
pärson sound never released any records in their time and that is why a very few have heard about them at all. the recordings date from 1967/68 while the band explored unknown musical territory as well as inner- and outer space. in 1968 they were invited by andy warhol to play at the opening of his exhibition: "screens, films, boxes, clouds and a book", at the museum of modern art in stockholm and also opened for the doors. influenced by the musical concepts of terry riley, pärson sound worked at discovering and perfecting their own unique approach towards the mixing of rock and minimalism. they created some of the most remarkable psych- trance- drone- pre-noise music- rock sounds ever recorded.
pärson sounds music described contexts, interplay and organic growth and shaped a conception of the world - an opposite of fragmentation, individual achievements and intellectual construction. this world was to be perceived as one body, a whole of inviolable parts. the minimalist repetition with slight changes gives associations of a slow growth, of cyclic process, of breathing, pulse, life, movement and machines. the persistent repetition gives the listener an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music, join the same journey.
many times one can discover a relationship with music of other cultures. in comparison the music of the western world can feel cursory, unreliable - as a fear of entering deep into feeling. pärson sound's compositions often consist of harsh structures - a rhythm pattern with ostinato bass, a melodic figure - which forms a base for improvisation. other songs have a more thoroughly elaborated structure that still leaves room for variation. the moment, the audience, the location formed their music. their key phrase was "we, here and now!" with time, the music came to have an increasing "religious" or shamanistic streak - with a raised demand of intensity, presence and warmth - a striving for euphoria and ecstasy.
the bands psychedelic approach towards music is so fresh and vital that it transcends time. listen to it now!
a 2xcd with an informative booklet in english and lots of photos.