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The Amazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazing: Wait for A Light to Come (Subkiminal Sounds) CD NEW 100:-
The Amazing: Wait for A Light to Come
(Subkiminal Sounds) LP NEW 160:-
The vinyl is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Brand new recordings of Swedish Folk-Rock-Psych-Pop perfection. The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallising into a folk-rock-psych-pop- collective slowly pushing, bending then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. Friends first and foremost, it’s this kindred spirit that imbues the band’s debut with a feeling unlike that of most releases – one of natural harmony, persistent progression and with a panoramic gaze fixed on distant settings. Their 2009 debut album has received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. Some excerpts:
the cream of Sweden's psychedelic/neo-folk underground…an album of rare beauty" MOJO 4/5 'Swedish underground supergroup’s debut suggests the dusty riches of some long-lost LP locked away in psychedelic folk-rock Valhalla.' SPIN "a sublime debut... genuinely an amazing album" UNCUT 4/5 "The Amazing's first is a gorgeously understated blend of gentle psychedelic pop, tranquil folk rock, and gently stoned prog" Q 4/5 "a classic case of strength in diversity, blurring the boundaries between folk-rock dreaminess and psych splendour" WORD
This is their follow up a new mini-album with an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk rock, psychedelic pop and heavy jams. The core musicians in The Amazing are Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske, who doubles as the lead guitar wizard in Dungen and
who’s solos so furiously it’s as if something’s trapped inside him that must be turned into melody or he’ll burst into flames, Johan Holmegard (who doubles as the drummer in Dungen too) and Fredrik Swahn. The intimacy permeating through the collection intensifies itself steadily in the music they produce; swimming idly through the groups twisted melody, yet luminously anchored by Reine’s astral guitar. Elsewhere they forgo interstellar for a more bucolic revelry, built upon acoustic laments and a male and female vocal ripple that could only have spread itself outwards from Sweden’s forlorn beauty. With special guests including some of Sweden’s finest musicians; Gustav Ejstes (Dungen)  and Moussa Fadera (Life on Earth!) amongst others, nothing on ‘Wait for a light to come’ is introverted or overworked – everything is balanced, kept together by natural melodies, soulful vocals and just how perfect should be. ‘The Amazing’ is a feeling, an organic consequence of something that effortlessly came together, the start of a quite extraordinary tale.

the amazing

 

 

 

 

 


The Amazing
: The Amazing (SUBCD30 Subliminal Sounds) CDNEW 130:-
The Amazing: The Amazing (XMLP-SUB34 Subliminal Sounds) LP NEW 180:-
Vinyl LP limited 1,000 copies.
The Amazing fell far from the tree. Empowered but not defined by the successes of previous output; the various members of Dungen, Anna Jarvinen and Sagor & Swing that make up the group are far too depth-full to be called a side project; much to immediate in their pursuit of ingenuous thoughts to be labelled super. The Amazing, instead, is a natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallizing into a folk-rock- psych-pop- collective slowly pushing, bending then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. Already receiving unanimous critical acclaim in Sweden, their debut album is an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk rock, psychedelic pop and airy acoustic ballads. The core musicians in The Amazing are - Christoffer Gunrup (Swedish singer/songwriter extraordinaire ex Granada), Reine Fiske (lead guitar wizard in Dungen), Johan Holmegard (drummer in Dungen and Life on Earth!), Fredrik Swahn (prominent Swedish multi-musician in Dreamboy, Anna Jarvinen) - with the intimacy permeating through the collection intensifying itself steadily in the music they produce. Take a track like "Deportation Day," or "The Kirwan Song," swimming idly through the groups twisted melody, yet luminously anchored by Reine’s astral guitar – plucked endlessly higher. Elsewhere the likes of "Dragon" and "Romanian" forgo interstellar for a more bucolic revelry, built upon acoustic laments and a vocal ripple that could only have spread itself outwards from Sweden’s forlorn beauty. With special guests including some of Sweden’s finest musicians; Fredrik Bjorling (ex Dungen) and Erik Malmberg (the keyboard champ from Sagor & Swing) amongst others, nothing on ‘The Amazing’ is introverted or overworked – everything is balanced, kept together by natural melodies, soulful vocals and just how perfect should be. ‘The Amazing’ is a feeling, an organic consequence of something that effortlessly came together, the start of a quite extraordinary tale.

 

BABY GRANDMOTHERS

 

 

 

 

BABY GRANDMOTHERS 2xLP (SUBLP20) NEW 200:-
Limited 2 x LP vinyl edition of 500 copies.
BABY GRANDMOTHERS
(SUB-TILCD23) NEW 125:-
Baby Grandmothers were a short-lived Swedish band, but one of the most prolific and unique psychedelic, modal, experimental power-trios to emerge out of the Scandinavian psychedelic underground-scene in 1967. Although hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, they only released a single in Finland, which has since become one of the most sought after pieces of vinyl from the era. Baby Grandmothers were formed out of the legendary R&B / beat band T-Boones in the summer of 1967. T-Boones are probably best known for their “At the club/King of the Orient” single which is one of the best, and most collectable, out of the Swedish garage beat-era. Guitar-wiz Kenny Håkansson joined the band in 1965and with the group down to a trio they drifted into the psychedelic sounds of the time and in August 1967 released the single “I Want You”, which definitely was the first hard-rock recording ever made in Sweden. The band was then re-christened Baby Grandmothers by the co-founder of the newly opened psychedelic club Filips, for which he needed a house-band. Filips was the legendary breeding ground for bands such as Hansson & Karlsson, Pärson Sound, as well as orgiastic all night jams with foreign luminaries such as Jimi Hendrix and the Mothers of Invention. Baby Grandmothers also supported Jimi Henrix on his Swedish tour in 1968 and then turned into Mecki Mark Men, who became the first Swedish rock band to tour the US. Founding member Kenny Håkansson went on to form the highly influential Kebnekajse, who created the Swedish electric folk psych sound. This unique collection brings live-recordings made at Filips, their impossibly rare single and a rare live recording made in Finland. Painstakingly collected and researched by Dungen’s guitarist Reine Fiske. 16 page booklet

BACKDOOR MEN


THE BACKDOOR MEN
: Sodra Esplanaden 4 (SUBCD17) 40:-
20 years before bands like the Hives, Sweden was already well known for it's amazing garagerock through bands like the Creeps, Crimson Shadows, The Stomachmouths and of course maybe the sharpest of them all; the Backdoor Men. The mighty Backdoor Men originally started up as the mod-band Pow in 1982 but when the amazing vocalist Robert Jelinek, who was also in The Creeps, joined forces with them the they changed their name to The Backdoor Men. The rest is garage rock history. For the first time you can hear all their recordings and read their exciting story. Lots of unreleased bonus tracks, a groovy booklet with extensive liner notes giving an uncensored, first hand, peak in to what really happened + lots of photos etc. It's all here! Ultimate mid-1980s jangly garagerock/pop/folk from Sweden!

 


dungen skit i allt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNGEN: Skit I Allt Instrumental Mixes 5 x 7” Box Set (SUB-078-S-BOX) NEW 410:-
Deluxe 5x /” single box set with instrumental versions of all the tracks from the new Skit I Allt album. Some mixes are also in mono. Strictly limited edition of 500 copies worldwide only. Also contains a small poster/inlay card

DUNGEN: Skit I allt
(Subliminal Sounds SUB-076-LP 2010) NEW 170:-
DUNGEN: Skit I allt (Subliminal Sounds SUB-077-CD 2010) NEW 99:-
The vinyl release  is a imited edition 1200 copies coloured deluxe vinyl LP.
The CD is a 6-panel digipack with sticker.
Sweden's Dungen sweetly return with a collection of gorgeous, dreamlike melodies, psychedelic stonkers and graceful, jazz-filled polyrhythms. called 
Skit I Allt.  Says main man/ producer/ arranger/ singer Gustav Ejstes: “For me, it means, Don’t give a shit, forget about it, just go ahead and do it. A friend said: “Skit I Allt; Fuck it, do as you want, time is passing and it’s changing, forget fears and hang-ups, we are small and everything is pretty insignificant on the whole. How will it be? What shall we do?  We often worry so much unnecessarily. Skit i allt, it’s happening now”. In what feels like a very short decade, Sweden’s Dungen has mutated at a furious pace. Main man/ producer/ arranger/ singer/ golden child Gustav Ejstes’s lone constant has been change. At ease with effervescent pop, third-eye popping psychedelia, heavy rock, spider-web folk and breezy jazz, Dungen’s dynamism astounds throughout Skit I Allt . Rather than remain only Ejstes’ studio vision, Dungen is a muscular full band now. Guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard are fully integrated into Ejstes’ vision of Dungen: “Whether you perceive Dungen as a band or as me and my songs and my productions, the band is something totally free."  I feel [the presence of the band] more than ever, because even if I am a total control freak they all contribute something unique make the songs come alive.” Dungen debuted in 2001 with an eponymous album of long psilocybic tracks and aural tomfoolery. The next year’s Stadsvandringar found Ejstes coming to grips with the language of rock before the zeitgeist-grabbing third album, Ta Det Lugt ignited the blogosphere so that it glowed like the aurora borealis. Not content to revel in such accolades, Tio Bitar flashed the band’s pop smarts as well as their incandescent freakouts while 4 put the band’s cohesiveness on display, at once gorgeous and biting. This latest album is the one that takes in everything they’ve done, and learned, and brings them to a whole.


Dungen 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNGEN: 4 (Subliminal Sounds SW 08 XMLP-SUB30) 180:-
LP clear vinyl limited edition 1,500 copies.
DUNGEN: 4 (Subliminal Sounds SW 08 SUBCD27) CD Digipack NEW 125:-
Dungen's fourth studio album extends the acclaimed Swedish outfit's sound past psychedelia into something far more rare. Moving beyond mere stylistic concerns, 4 finds Gustav Ejstes' focus on the extremes of Dungen's sound separating into two entities. Blazing, raw guitar workouts have their own time and place, but now, so do stirringly orchestrated, jazz-cooled compositions with cinematic undertones. Bandleader Gustav Ejstes has made many allusions to his creative process as it likens to that of a hip-hop producer. On 4, that process is more evident than ever, both in the feel of each piece, and in the sense of intuition and control within the members of the group. New drummer Johan Holmegard joins guitarist Reine Fiske and bassist Mattias Gustavsson, while Ejstes steps away from guitar for the entire album, focusing on the piano as his lead instrument. Together, they have honed a classic and seamless sound, constructed with lavish studio flourishes and moving, narrative arrangements, and yet able to toughen up to tear veins of fierce blues-psych instrumentals up from the surface. The ten tracks on 4 comprise Dungen's most concentrated effort to date, beats surging forth and atmosphere changing as their sound continues to evolve. Every song here runs under five minutes, pushing the group to introduce confident melodies and arresting ambiance in tighter frameworks. Gauging from the results, this challenge has done them well. Included in this set are live favorite "Mina Damer och Fasaner," excerpts from a wild psychedelic jam session entitled "Samtidigt", and a storming, Northern Soul-influenced instrumental entitled "Fredag". These stand tall with some of the most fully-realized moments of Dungen's career; percolating prog-pop groover "Det Tar Tid" and eloquent opener "Satt At Se. With a penchant for lush pop portraits, and laced with orange sunshine guitar flash, 4 turns a page in Dungen's sound and story.

dUNGEN TIO BITAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNGEN: Tio Bitar (SUBCD24) CD NEW 25:-
Over the past two years, the profile of Swedish psychedelic rockers Dungen has grown at an alarming rate, from a cult studio project into a worldwide musical phenomenon. And on Tio Bitar, we’re hearing the end results of an outpouring of success and support – one which has, for once, inspired the creative processes at hand to make something wholly new and original, yet remaining within the same sphere of emotions that fostered Dungen’s three previous albums. Gustav Ejstes, Dungen’s founder and principal member, made Tio Bitar (translated, “Ten Pieces”) – a bracing display of psychedelic rock, presented with a bright, avid confidence largely by himself, with the assistance of guitarist Reine Fiske. Gustav wrote the songs, and played all of the instruments on his own, with Reine on many lead guitar and bass parts; his style of play puts him well within the top ranks of modern guitar heroes past and present. Says Gustav of Reine’s tone language and instrumental expressiveness, “He has a way of wielding the guitar that not many people have.” An understatement, indeed, and one important piece of the puzzle that allows Gustav to achieve, in his own words, “the best possible result.” “It’s similar to how they often do it in hip-hop,” Gustav states in his description his recording process. “One producer is behind it all, and in this case, I am that producer.” Feel free to draw your own conclusions as to how this all bears out – reasoning crumbles when you hear just what Gustav, Reine, and company have made happen through this process. Dungen is a project that distinctly, effortlessly aligns its soundscapes and influences with an authority that will make you believe these sounds were always meant to go together. Tracks like “Familj,” “Sa Blev Det Bestamt” and “Gor Det Nu” suggest a new, unburdened direction for the belabored concept of “jamming.” Here, t hems in the melodies, borrowing some of their phrasings but spinning off into lucid counterpart, all anchored by the bass, drums, and organ. When vocals – as on past efforts, sung entirely in Swedish – or a flute appear, they’re diverging out to a third melody, still safely within the frame, in tune with each part. Complex arrangements find the songs boiling over with dozens of ideas, stitched together with studio flash, yet played so soulfully that there’s no evidence of the kind of smug, cynical hamminess that’s been hurting rock music since the early ‘70s. Nor is it the other extreme; no wide-eyed innocence and eagerness to please. Tio Bitar follows world tours and enthusiastic responses from the press and public, and answers the praise with yet another set of cohesive, adventurous rock songs that can’t sit still, yet possess the vision and focus to distance itself from distraction and obvious influences. According to Gustav, it all comes down to one thing. “When I was eight years old,” Gustav remembers, “my mother gave me her copy of Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix. That’s where I first discovered and understood what a ‘groove’ was. Since then, whenever I heard that groove, I recognized it, and I liked it.” He’s not looking to emulate the past, though, at least on the past’s unfailingly outdated terms. “Dungen is not retro,” he states. “Dungen is contemporary. Contemporary because it consists of elements from both then and now.”

 

DUNGEN TA DET LUGNT

DUNGEN: Ta det lugnt (XMLP-SUB17) NEW 200:-
We have a few copies left. Vinyl edition. 2 x LP housed in a gatefold sleeve.

DUNGEN: Ta det lugnt (SUBCD10) NEW 95:-
The 3rd and most astounding album from the young and talented Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes aka Dungen. This is the long awaited follow up to his two previous highly acclaimed albums, and this recording showcase the ultimate new Swedish psych/prog/pop/folkrock! “Ta det lugnt” is a beautiful, uncompromising, multifaceted musical trip straight into your head and deep out in the Swedish forests. It offers Dungens most exciting and adventurous recordings and features stunning musicianship, stellar vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, flute, violin, groovy bass, swinging drums, electric and acoustic guitars and screaming fuzz, spellbinding Swedish folkrock pop psych. No "neo-psych" bullshit… this is the real thing!


dUNGEN

DUNGEN: Dungen (SUBCD16) CD NEW 25:-
Subliminal Sounds now re-release parts of the much requested debut album from Dungen, which originally was released back in 2001 as a 500 copies ltd edition vinyl LP only and has since then been sold-out. So this is the first time these tracks are available on CD. This special CD also features lots of previously unreleased material from the same time period (1999-2001), all woven together in to a wonderful psychedelic mosaic that will be sure to please everyone with ears open for Dungen.

 

 


MERRELL FANKHAUSER

 

 

 


MERRELL FANKHAUSER
: Maui CD (SUBXMCD-3 1997) NEW 40:-
The band MU was formed in 1969 when Merrell Fankhauser teamed up with Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart’s band. Both of them had had successful careers in the surf music craze of the mid-60s. When it was discovered that the Hawaiian Islands could have remnants of the sunken Mu civilization, the band decided to move to the island of Maui. But by 1974 all but Merrell Fankhauser had left for the mainland. Merrell was now staying with his girlfriend violinist Mary Lee in the two story Tarzan style jungle house which Merrell had built, complete with flowing lily ponds. The stream cascaded around the house forming a natural pool and waterfall, an ideal setting for Merrell to compose his laid back cosmic music. Around this same time the Tibetan Lama Kar Mapa came to the island for a meditation retreat that was sponsored by one of Merrell and Mary’s neighbors in the jungle. They did a special Black Crow ceremony with 400 devoted hippies all meditating for peace and harmony for all beings on the earth. Merrell and Mary were the first musicians in the United States to play modern music for the Lama. They lived in the Maui rain forest in their jungle retreat for over seven years. Late in 1975 they visited L.A and recorded the Maui Album. The album recording originally started at MCA Studios in Hollywood with producer Dino Airelli who went on to head up Dark Horse Records for George Harrison. Due to Dinos busy schedule he was unable to finish the album. It was later finished in San Francisco and came out on a small independent label Maui Music. It sold a few thousand copies and disappeared. The album is released here in its entirety with 7 bonus tracks including an unreleased version of “Some Of Them Escaped”. This is a true artifact from the Hippy dream of Peace, Love and Harmony for the world!

peter grudzien


PETER GRUDZIEN
: The Unicorn + The Garden of Love 2 x LP (SUBLP23) 220:-
First time exact vinyl reissue of this rare, legendary and highly praised urban hillbilly one-man-band “outsider artist” LP from 1974. The “first psychedelic country concept” album features bluegrass mountain music Americana from the twilight zone mixed with tape effects, musique concrete, fuzz guitar, surreal lyrics imagery and themes from religion, death, sex and other timely concerns. Also included is a bonus LP record, “the Garden of Love”, with some truly amazing and haunting unreleased material spanning the years 1950s-70s. The Garden of Love LP includes, amongst others, a song about wandering around in the desert eating peyote. All the music has been carefully transferred from the master tapes and is a facsimile of the original album (previous CD only reissues contained altered mixings). Read more about Peter Grudzien in the Incredibly Strange Music- and Songs in the Key of Z books. This release features a gatefold sleeve with the original “The Unicorn” artwork + loads of photos and liner notes. Gatefold LP sleeve. Limited edition of 500 copies only. 

DR HOOKER


D.R. HOOKER
: The Truth (SUBLP14) NEW 200:-
Beautiful and legit 180 gram vinyl LP reissue of one of the rarest US psych albums. "The Truth", recorded in Connecticut 1972, might very well be the ultimate north American acid rock album ever. No hype here just incredible talented music. Everything is absolute perfection, the wailing fuzz guitar, the psychy arrangements, his awesome voice, layers of instruments and well crafted songs. This is one of those albums that keeps revealing new depths even when you’ve played it a hundred times. True psychedelia! Includes the poster.  Limited edition of 500 copies.

D.R. HOOKER: The Truth CD (Sub SW Re) NEW 125:-
Perfect CD reissue also contains 6 bonus tracks.





ABNER JAY






ABNER JAY
:One Man Band CD (Sub SW) NEW 125:-
Did someone say "Outsider Music..."Real People"...well here's the ultimate release for these kinda´ sounds: The ultimate one-man-band wild man from the 1920-1960s Abner Jay was the most unusual music talent the world has ever seen and a true southerner. His original LPs are now sought after and very rare, making this CD reissue very welcome. There is a long line of social and musical experience which constitutes Jay’s tradition: blacks' domestic entertainment inspiring white imitations; in turn stimulating composed, sheet-music idioms for middle-class and professional performance, which then animated younger generations of black musicians. For forty two years Jay worked as a unique one man band where he played electric banjo and swamp guitar, drums, harmonica, and sang at the same time. Abner Jay was the first of the original black musicians and played the only electric six string banjo you'll ever hear. Jay was a native of Fitzgerald, Georgia and was once a traveling performer with the Silas Green Show, one of the last multifaceted road shows on record. Tastes and tolerances of what constitutes acceptable public entertainment are always changing and Jay was part of making idioms which may not in fact have received too much exposure in the daily pressure to captivate audiences by extrovert mannerisms. Singing songs on subjects ranging from LSD to "what's six inches long and has two nuts on the end" you got to hear it to believe it. A true glimpse at some real Americana compiling the best tracks from Abners original LPs. The ultimate in one man bands, outsider artists and swamp blues! NOW ITS BUCK DANCING TIME!.

Kebnekajse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KEBNEKAJSE: Idioten
(Subliminal Sounds 201) CD 99:-
KEBNEKAJSE: Idioten
(Subliminal Sounds 2011) LP 180:-
Pre-order now and recive it on the release date February 25, 2011. The LP is a limited edition 500 copies. Idioten (The Fool) - Kebnekajse unleash a new album in February 2011. Kebnekajse takes folk rock to new heights. Forty years after their debut, the Swedish 70's folk rock pioneers have gathered no moss. Two years after their acclaimed comeback, and proven by countless tours they now present what is perhaps their strongest recordings ever – “Idioten” (The Fool). On the new album Kebnekajse widens views and lets the folk music tone find new forms, free from any tightly held reins. "We wanted to give the folk music new feet. From the vast cannon of ancient Swedish folk songs we wanted to highlight songs that stand out, rare songs that leave room for improvisation and debauchery in the spirit of the psychedelic '70s. With these resolutions the band got into the studio (the same one used for the recording of the latest Dungen album btw) for three sessions of four days each, from May to September. The result was ten new tracks. It’s unlimited music where intricate melodies and distinctive rhythms takes unexpected turns. Electrical. Eclectic. While unified in a dynamic drive. Kebnekajse has deepened the interplay in the last years of touring. In the initial track Barfota (Barefoot) the electric guitar and violin spins melodic sound weaves over pulsating drums, percussion and double basses. Heavy and soft at the same time. Fäbodpslam (Mountain Shack Psalm) breathes beautifully melancholy before the great polska From-Olle (Pious-Olle)whips up a furious pace. Hans & Greta is tight like a music box in the melody interplay while Senpolska (Late Polska)  from Hälsingland becomes a drawn-out distorted drone piece ("like a grunt from the deepest of halls of the mountain king"). The musicians also breaks up with jam trips and let’s loose the love of their musical roots. The title track Idioten (The Fool) ("polska not sly on a spot") madly mixes a Hälsingland polska with hard progressive rock. Stockholm Polka get a snorting country feel and the collective Senegal Beat becomes dreamlike Afro-funk psych with a Alpine feel. The closing Norwegian “walking tune” Sangenuten (The Song Without) is connected with a long tail of psychedelia.  With Idioten (The Fool) Kebnekajse lifts Swedish folk rock to new heights. And new psychedelic overtones. A short biography for new listeners: During the 1970s Kebnekajse was known as Sweden's highest band. Pioneering and leading among the Swedish instrumental psych/progressive groups. They electrified the folk music and shrugged off the knee-tassel. Instead the hippie-hair flew high on numerous music festivals. They made six albums from their inception from 1971 to 1978, after which they split up. Kebnekajse reunited during  the summer of 2001 and in the early spring 2009 they released their critically acclaimed comeback album "Kebnekajse" with pure Swedish folk songs. After this the band has toured widely, and thus in 2011 Sweden’s hardest folk musicians widens the sound with psychedelic folk rock on their new album Idioten (The Fool). Pre-order now to receive it on the release date February 25, 2011.
kEBNEKAJSE
KEBNEKAJSE
(XMLP-SUB26) LP NEW 180:-
KEBNEKAJSE (SUBCD26)  CD NEW 125:-
The highest band in Sweden flies again – Kebnekajse releases a new album! They have been extremely influential and their sound can be hard in most Swedish psych/prog bands, and of course Dungen whos lead guitarist Reine Fiske has been working with recording and production of this album: There’s a rumble in the mountain, the forest swings and sings, the wind grabs tones that meanders high up amongst the clouds. It is time for the troll-dance again…Kebnekajse releases a new album in February 2009. They may be the highest mountain in Sweden but they are known as the highest band in the land. They were pioneers with their instrumental, electrified Swedish folk (fiddler) music. When they unleash their heavy version of Horgalaten at a festival the ring dancing spins around so that the hippie-hair flutter and the knee-tassle starts smoking. Kebnekajse, with Kenny Hakansson, Goran Lagerberg, Mats Glenngard, Thomas Netzler, Hassan Bah och Pelle Ekman, are back on stage and record. Six men loaded with eight new songs recorded in the woods (in the legendary Silence Studio with Anders Lind and Reine Fiske behind the controls) and mixed in the city; electric folk-rock with psychedelic overtones.
life on earth!


LIFE ON EARTH! /(LIV PA JORDEN!)!
: Blomkraftens Frukt (Subliminal Sounds 2010) NEW 85:--Deluxe limited edition 499 copies only worldwide. LIFE ON EARTH! BECOME PROVINCIAL! By public demand Life on Earth! releases the live favorite Blomkraftens Frukt (Flower Powers Fruit) as a single on February 13, 2010! 2009 was an eventful year for Life on Earth! with the release of A Space Water Loop and two trips to the U.S. and fine gigs in cities like Portland, New York and Brooklyn, and odd places like the cowboy/artist town of Marfa, Texas and under the red wood-trees at the classic Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California. But the stone rolls on, and now we will release a single to chart new directions, for a while, we become Liv pa Jorden!  On February 13 we release the hedonistic crowd pleaser Blomkraftens Frukt. Digitally, of course, but also as an exclusive vinyl singles in only 499 copies. And since we go from English to our beloved mother tongue; Swedish with this release, we also see it fit to engrave the social realistic self-employed anthem Knegareliv on the flip. But that’s not all! As an extra bonus, we are also add the story of Harald Harfaste and Hassan-i Sabbah. This triple combo of songs can illuminate the darkest corners of the winter. Perfect both at the late winters party starters as well as the club's dance floor, but also as a comfort for the hung-over afternoons endless brooding or if the week seems too long and boring. Do not miss this unique offer to be happy and feel good for the rest of your life!

LIFE ON EARTH

 


LIFE ON EARTH!: A Space Water Loop (SUBCD28 2009) CD40:-
LIFE ON EARTH!: A Space Water Loop (XMLP-SUB31 2009) LP 180:-
The follow-up to the acclaimed debut ”Look!! There is Life on Earth!” The first album was something of a journey past summer green hills and skipping lambs; a celebration of the imperishable eternal beauty and a romantic observation of the world around us. Now the telescope is turned inside out. The focus is on the captain of the project, Mattias Gustavsson's own world. Confusion and contradiction are found in the front stalls, visions of ecstasy next to battles with demons and defunct relationships. The drums are given more space, and a Hammond organ has found its way along the layered vocals and languorousstring arrangements. But even though the sound has grown both harder and bigger, the album is a natural follow-up with equal parts sound experimentation, folk and classic psychedelic pop, based on an acoustic guitar. Besides Life on Earth!, Mattias Gustavsson, among other things, plays the bass in Dungen and is currently producing a coming album with Lisa & Piu. Other members of Life on Earth! are Martin Fogelström, Alexis Benson, Erik Lundin and Johan Holmegard (Dungen). On the album yet another ten or so guests help out as well. Just like the last time the cover paintings and collages were made by New York artists and Lights members Sophia Knapp and Wizard Smoke. The album got its title from Knapp's collage “A Space Water Loop”.

 

LIFE ON EARTH!

 

 


LIFE ON EARTH!
: Look! There is… (Subliminal Sounds XMLP-SUB21) NEW 180:-
Limited vinyl LP edition of 500 copies.

LIFE ON EARTH!: Look!!! There is... CD (SUBCD20 2007) NEW 40:-
Life on Earth! is the solo-work of talented multi-instrumentalist Mattias Gustavsson, from the Swedish band Dungen. Together with some fellow traveling kindred musical spirits (musicians from Dungen, The Works, Town & Country and Mia Doi Todd), he has created an amazingly deep and timeless album filled with shimmering vibrant psychedelic folk-rock-pop. The basic idea was to make music that celebrates the incredible and absolutely wonderful phenomenon of life on Earth, hoping to spread some joy to any possible listeners. The project has been going on since 2003. Barefoot on tiptoe, in a bubble of magic, swirling elegantly among the stars. Here's life on earth according to Life On Earth!: "Right in between, both after and before, nobody really knows where we came from or where we are going ... Suddenly one is cut off from one's past, intruded on by the present, without a clue of what to say or what to do about anything. But where ever we may go, it is all one and the same anyway. Why not simply enjoy it, until the day we die? So lay all your worry aside now. Don't hesitate; let your dreams sweep you away. Then you may see everything that's forgotten here. Lean back and feel how light and exquisite you truly are. Wonder at the beauty of nature; listen to how it invites you among beech trees and squirrels. Embrace it, because he and she and it and we are all connected to you and you are just like everything else, constantly changing into wondrous beings yet unseen -- you might watch the life on Earth for inspiration." Got it? In other words, absolutely joyful, wondrous, swirling Swedish psych-folk loveliness. Sparkling acoustic singer-songwriter sing-a-longs, acid-drenched guitar burners, spacey vocals, electronic whines, sitar-drone, psych-flute trill, bongos, echoes, some dreamy backwards-masking, and even some songs in English! More pared down (but no less thrilling) than Dungen, with its hands and feet on the warm rocks beside the river.

Lisa o Piu

LISA o PIU
: Behind the Bend (Subliminal Sounds SUB-072-CD 2010) CD NEW 100:-

LISA o PIU
: Behind the Bend (Subliminal Sounds SUB-071-LP 2010) LP NEW 160:-
Brand new album from this bewitching Swedish folk siren and her band. This is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed debut album “When this was the future”. To get inspiration for the creation of the new album “Behind the Bend” Lisa spent time in a small cottage located deep in the vast woods of Vastmanland, Sweden, where she enjoyed the last breath of the summer. Every evening she and David walked further in to the woods to an old rowing boat that lay on the edge of a forest lake. In the light of the magically ever glowing Swedish summer midnight sun they paddled across the lake and then further along a forest creek with lush green trees that hangs down over the fresh running water and water lilies. This is the kind of set and setting where you travel into another world….and they did. The initial recordings were made under a vaulted blue ceiling with gold stars in the old 15th century timber church of Hjulsjo, Sweden. The new album is filled with delicious and bewitching watery woodland folk hymnals, eloquent yet eerie. The harp has been given more space, the violin plays a greater role, the twelve-stringed guitar plays graceful melodies and all is led by Lisa's gossamer vocals, as delicate as a wavering candle flame. Come along for the ride.
The LP is a limited edition of 500 copies and the CD limited 1200 copies worldwide.

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LISA o PIU
: When this was the Future (XMLP-SUB33) LP180:-
Vinyl edition limited 500 copies.

LISA o PIU: When this was the Future (SUBCD29) CD 130:-
Lisa Isaksson grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Stockholm where she spent most of her time in horse stables dreaming of becoming a riding teacher and owning her own stables. When she wasn’t with the horses she was drawing and spending time on her own in the garden and fantasized about the future. As Lisa grew older and discovered music the drawings and horses soon turned into song lyrics and it wasn’t long before Lisa had rescued her mother’s old guitar from a life in the attic. Lisa soon began experimenting with her voice and songs and began exploring recording techniques with a 4-track recorder. Through the years her love of music continued to grow and she started performing with friends and eventually forming the band Piu together with some friends from school. Lisa’s debut record was a single released in Scotland in 2007. The single got a lot of good reviews and Lisa & Piu gave a couple of concert on the British Isles as well as home in Stockholm. They also came to perform with the British folk musician Roger Wootton who led the legendary acid folk band Comus during the early 1970s. The performances went so well that they were released as a live album. As summer came and turned Sweden into a green and pleasant place again the core of Piu; Lisa, David, Joel and Anders went to a small cottage in the beautiful archipelago north of Stockholm. They arranged and rehearsed the music and also had a lot of fun on the cliffs enjoying the endless sunsets of midsummer. So started the making of what was to become the debut album: “When this was the future”. The album is filled with delicious and bewitching woodland folk hymnals, eloquent yet eerie, and led by Lisa’s gossamer vocals, as delicate as a candle flame. The album is produced by Mattias Gustavsson (Life on Earth! / Dungen). - When I heard Lisa o Piu it was if someone opened the portals to the secret world where from the greatest get their divine inspiration; Linda Perhacs, Bridget St. John, Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny, Vashti Bunyan has all been there. And now Lisa Isaksson has apparently been there too. So I hereby warmly recommend you all to seat yourselves in a comfortable position and sink in to the most beautiful music this world can offer. Far away from any genres and  trends


ATTILEO MINDEO

ATTILIO MINEO:Man In Space With Sounds! CD (Subliminal Sounds SW Re) NEW 125:-
Unique, rare and legendary vintage electronica! We start this venture with Bubbelator Music! Visitors ride a spherical, oddly named elevator into a maze of cubes containing pictures of the hope and havoc of space and the atom. "Attileo Mineo - Man In Space With Sounds" is the record and the electronic outer space exotica music with spoken word introductions that was played in the Bubbleator at the Seattle State World's Fair in 1963. It was recorded as early as 1951 and is one of the rarest and most interesting electronica records in existence. It has now, lovingly, been digitally re-mastered and transferred to the aural medium of today for your futuristic enjoyment. The Bubbleator, a 150-passenger spherical clear plastic elevator moved 2.5 million people through displays that promised an easier life ahead. The operator wore a silver shiny space suit right out of a Buck Rogers comic strip Totally outer space man, totally.

 

Mylla













MYLLA
: Vanya (Subliminal Sounds SUBCD19 2007) 25:-
The mythical speakeasy BC was located somewhere in Stockholm’s southern suburbs.
A slushy and cold January night. In a cave, down in the cellar. The rook is filled with heavy, blue smoke and sweaty intoxicated bodies, filled with a longing for life, a longing for a feast. All of them wants to have a break in the weekday, drink a beer and jam. But something ignites, something backfires. The music is released from the introvert jamming and evolves in to a full feathered feast. More friends flow in and the feast and the music grows forth. Endorphins rains down heavily. The feast finally turns into a steaming night train that nobody can stop. Mylla (Mylla means “mould/earth” in Swedish) grew out of that feast, an everlasting feast. 2 years later. A quivering hot Gotlandish summer. A butterfly hatches out of it’s cocoon. The clothes are thin, light or not at all. It’s vacation time and it’s party time and it’s a recording time. The friends gather and more friends turn up. When the summer has melted the ice in the bodies and when beer and pipe both has cooled off and overheated the spirit the party reaches a new phase. Out of the Mylla grows a tree. During a week the summer 2007 the loft in a limestone cottage became a recording studio by day and a dance floor by night. The feast and the creativity had free reign. At this place and in this condition Myllas debut album was created. A beautiful experience, a brutal experience. Mylla grew out of the mythical speakeasy BC, in a context where also both the Works and Dungen figured. After intensive gigging at clubs they recorded their debut album at the Faro island (a secluded island far out in the Baltic Sea known by sailors for centuries as the “White Hawaii”. The island Faro has been closed for all foreigners up until a few years ago as it contains several top secret army bases) in June 2007. It was as much party and dance as recording. This is a feeling that permeates the whole record and it is this feeling that is Mylla. The band consists of a bunch of friends and is a mix of experienced musicians and some that never has stood on a stage before Mylla was formed. Just as you invite friends to a feast so has Mylla also invited several friends to contribute to the to the album, among others Gustav Ejstes from Dungen and the word artist Lasse Fabel. Mylla consists of: Choban, who plays bass guitar. Swahno, who plays electric guitar. Sebbe, who plays acoustic guitar and sing. Roban plays organ and sing. Psychedelic Eric plays flute. Krippa plays drums. Bockarn plays piano and sing.

 

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PARSON SOUND: 3 LP BOX SET (Subliminal Sounds SW) NEW 440:-
Finally out on vinyl May 28! Deluxe triple LP box set. Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide. Revised liner notes. A 3xLP with an informative and revised liner notes in English and lots of photos. 

PARSON SOUND (Parson Sound) 2xCD (Subliminal Sounds/Till'indien SW) NEW 185:-
After years of research we’re re proud to present the nucleus of the Swedish 1960s-70s underground psychrock 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.

ÅKE SANDIN











AKE SANDIN
: Forlorad I Toner (Lost In the Tones) (Subliminal Sounds SW) NEW 40:-
Subliminal Sounds has the honor to present a very special release that‚s mainly geared towards a Swedish audience, with most lyrics and all liner notes in Swedish, but might be of interest to serious collectors of „real people/incredibly strange music Ake Sundin was a unique personality in the Swedish music business of the 1960s. A real outsider musician‰ who artistically did what ever he wanted to without any cares for critiques or prevalent musical norms. During the last ten years he has become a cult legend among the few Swedish musical journalists and musicians who has been able to find or at least hear his incredibly rare records from the 1960s. In 1965 he started his own record company, jay Records, financed by the meager income from his work at the post office. Jay Records released loads of records between the years 1964-1970, most of them with Ake himself. He paid for costly recordings in top studios with big orchestras and even rented the finest concerts halls for his performances. Practically nobody bought his records or showed up at his concerts and every time he tried do something he only got laughed at. His magnum opus was his LP record released in 1968 which was housed in a „cooking proof‰ cloth sleeve! On the record he criticize, in his own incomparable way, the Swedish music industry and the pop music of the day. Ake ended his days in this world as a roller skiing cloth salesman and after his death the Swedish government actually had all his belongings, including all his records, destroyed and burnt! Stefan Kéry, weird musical archeologist, has now succeeded in saving and displaying this musical treasure. His record company Subliminal Sounds has even received a grant from the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs, the same government body who also sponsored the Parson Sound 2 CD, to release this retrospective CD. The whole Ake Sandin LP and his ultra rare 45s are all included on this definitive release. Due to the popularity of Swedish outsider artists like the Elvis impersonator extraordinaire Eilert Pilarm and books like Irwin Chusid’s book „Songs In the Key of Z‰ people are becoming more aware and interested in the „outsider music‰ phenomena. It is now time to unleash Sweden‚s most acclaimed artist in the outsider changer. Meet Ake Sandin, the Ed Wood of Swedish 60s music, on the Lost In Tones CD. Nothing will ever be the same afterwards.

 

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S.T. Mikael: In Harmony  (XMLP-SUB25) NEW 199:-
A brand new, and heavily mind-bending, album from the mysterious and legendary Swedish psychedelic multi-instrumentalist.  “In Harmony” is the 2nd volume, and the natural conclusion, to the recordings S.T. Mikael partially made with Fredrik Bjorling and Reine Fiske (of Dungen) and which were introduced with the album “Mind of Fire”. The last albums closing track “Gyrax,  an ode to the ancient mushroom-cults, points the  way to the new album. “In Harmony” is dedicated to our arch Mother, Nature, and all the treasures and mysteries it contains. The first track “Mother is Calling” signals this from the outset and his fifteen minute epos “Higher”, which Mikael performs as a one-man-band, tells about the blissful happiness he has received from that which springs from, and grows, in nature. As our world is changing more and faster S.T. Mikael says that it is important that we partake in the psychedelic communion and listen to each other…before it’s too late. Try it! Limited edition of 500 copies and vinyl only.

 

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ST MIKAEL: Mind of Fire LP (XMLP-SUB22) NEW 200:-
Vinyl LP version housed in a gatefold sleeve + printed inner bag.


S.T. MIKAEL: Mind of Fire (SUBCD22 2007) NEW 25:-
Incredibly enough, but very naturally, after 11-years silence here’s a new album by this mysterious and legendary Swedish psychedelic multi-instrumentalist. S.T. Mikael spearheaded the DIY psychedelic rock/folk movement of the late 1980s-mid-90s, with a collection of mind-bending albums. During his long absence S.T Mikael grew more secretive and reclusive, but all the while he was still writing music. Now that he’s finally back here’s at last a chance for to join in to his psychedelic world again. The music, stretching out in many different musical directions, has been done freely and spontaneously in an extremely relaxed and happy environment, where Mikael joined forces with Dungen’s Reine Fiske and Fredrik Björling, who’s musical expertise now also grace the grooves. These otherworldly acid tripper recordings now exists in the real world and ST Mikael, proves, once again, to be a gifted songwriter and an unconventional performer with a very personal ear for acoustics and an emotional honesty seldom seen these days. Folk rocky melodic elements flow with waves of heavy fuzzphase leads, weird detached haunted vocal echoes over the band and the whole thing seems to teeter on the brink of psychedelic oblivion. Not revival either but purely of the now. You do get the feeing that Mikael actually lives the lifestyle rather than just emulating it. His soaring vocals, surreal lyrics, fragile, folky melodies, heavy fuzz riffs, mind bending soul funk and penchant for the spiritual and mystical make this altogether a fascinating voyage that is so mind twisting, soul swirling, upper psychedelic that your third eye takes you on a joyride thru an altered state! This album makes your brain start thinking in those pebble splash pond mind circular expanding waveforms that people on this vibe await the returning ship their roots sent out to bring back the password to tomorrow. This is part one of a suite of two separate albums. The CD also contains 9 previously unreleased vintage recordings and a unique spoken introduction by Mikael. Limited edition of 2,000 copies only.

STOMACHMOUTHS






THE STOMACHMOUTHS
: Born Losers (Subliminal SW re) NEW 40:-
"A wild trip with the original Swedish garage punk" The Swedish garage punk rock boom really began back in the 1980s. One of the pioneering bands were the Stomachmouths who road the crest of the 80s garage wave between the years 1984 - 1987 becoming one of the leading Swedish exponent of the genre at the time. They toured Europe several times with their wailing fuzz guitars, screeching Farfisa organ , caveman drums, thumping bass and ultra snotty vocals on full throttle, performing some of the wildest shows ever witnessed. But after three years of endless travels and partying the hectic lifestyle had taken it‚s toll on the band and they all scattered in different directions. But their musical influence lived on and is now strongly felt in current Swedish bands although none of the Stomachmouths records have ever been reissued on CD before. This CD compilation sets this right presenting all the essential Stomachmouths releases - now with the bands own wyld original 80s mixes. So even if you own their vinyl releases you‚ll want to groove on how the band actually sounded and was originally intended. Lots of groovy and previously unreleased bonus tracks, 20-page booklet with extensive liner notes giving a first hand inside peak at the 1980s mop top scene + lots of photos etc. 70 minutes of the original wyld and untamed garage punk from Sweden.


Jade Stone & Luv











JADE STONE & LUV: Mosaics; Pieces of Stone LP (Subliminal Sounds 08) NEW 40:-
Limited edition of 500 copies exact reissue of the original but including a rare 45 cut + gatefold sleeve and colour innerbag with liner notes.

JADE STONE & LUV: Mosaics; Pieces of Stone CD (Subliminal Sounds 08) NEW 200:-
The sole album from male-female duo Jade Stone & Luv is a lost gem from the heart of the psychedelic 1970s. Composed and self-produced in Nashville, “Mosaics; Pieces Of Stone” went unnoticed by the music industry upon release. Fortunately for us, it didn’t disappear forever, but simply went into retreat, biding its time. While almost unknown outside specialist circles, “Mosaics” has been an underground cult favorite for many years. The combination of top-level songwriting, skillful guitar/keyboard arrangements and soaring vocals is just too impressive to ignore. And beyond these obvious qualities, the album has something subtle and unique, a magnetic power that keeps drawing the listener back. One of Jade Stone & Luv’s earliest advocates was the legendary New York City musicologist Paul Major. Here’s a typical Major impression of the music on “Mosaics”:"Groovy love vibes thru a prism of jade statues in swinging singles apartment complex action... Cadillac with fuzzy dice, feather boa, lotsa cigarette burns, stale perfumed ashen air. This album in the 8-track player at 5 AM with someone you don't even know passed out in the backseat, as you head to the diner to meet up with an early-bird Lava Lite salesman who deals pills on the side. Bubbly champagne molecules become the plastic vinyl booths in dim-lit dive bars; it's crackerbox post-war suburban low-rent psychedelic…" The album’s cinematic qualities were also highlighted in a review in the recent Acid Archives book, which deals with vintage underground music:“…The music is notoriously hard to describe, but projects scenes of all-night cruising through Edge City... a hip which is not metropolitan hip, but dreams of stardom and glamour from the American underbelly, two renegade souls zooming down the highway between Austin and Nashville...”After 30 years, this rare experience is finally available for general consumption. Done in collaboration with Jade Stone himself. Contains 10 bonus cuts and booklet with liner notes and photos.

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TRAD GRAS och STENAR: Homeless Cats
(XMLP-SUB 32) 2xLP 240:-
Limited edition of 1,000 copies ltd worldwide.

TRAD GRAS och STENAR: Homeless Cats
(Gashud/Subliminal Sounds) CD 130:-
Just in time for Trad Gras och Stenar (Trees Grass and Stones) 40-year anniversary the Swedish psychedelic trance-rock pioneers releases a new album - Homeless Cats. The first one in seven years and the seventh since the singing start in 1969. Eleven new boundless tracks with organic music for open minds. A 40-year anniversary is actually rather on the small. Back in 1967 the guitarist BoAnders Persson had already started his Terry Riley-inspired underground band Parson Sound with the bass player Torbjorn Abelli and drummer Thomas Mera Gartz, amongst others. They evolved into International Harvester, then Harvester, and finally striking root as Trad Gras och Stenar in 1969. The following year they arranged, end performed at, the legendary Swedish Gardes-festivals that pioneered the Swedish alternative music movement. Trad Gras och Stenar creates their own contemporary music, even if they have been compared to Krautrockers like Can and Faust internationally. Rhythmic heart pumping and sound streaming, sure – but at the same time peculiarly Swedish, with their roots in the mould and with branches that reaches high up in to the clear air. The new album, “Homeless Cats”, has also been able to develop in its own tempo. It was recorded by the band themselves during the period 2002-2007, mostly under jam-like forms in the bands rehearsal house and studio in Viksund -  Sweden, but also live at gigs. During this period they also toured Europe, USA, Russia and Japan. In the meaty album booklet they give us a couple of personal travelogues. Trad Gras och Stenar have evolved a clear and mature sound with space enough for both suggestive heaviness and mind-expanded searching. The eleven new tracks bubbles and seethe. The band members build soundscapes all together where the music is allowed to grow forth freely. Sometimes the mostly instrumental tracks are irresistibly captivating as well as evolving seemingly weightlessand and sometimes it becomes like a plow in turbo tractor pace wrenches deep furrows in the stone field. Homeless Cats makes it’s mark. Heavy, at the same time vertiginous. Timeless. Trad Gras och Stenar has lost non of their spark… on the contrary and that  is why the band is still touring worldwide. This new album is amazing; for the first time their whole mind-blowing live experience have been translated in to an album…much like the Deads “Anthem of the Sun”. I mean these guys are soon pushing 70 and are still playing the US cost to cost in a small van, touring Japan sleeping in temples on mountain tops. They are still living on the edge and playing like it really means something to them. In fact they are playing as their lives depended on it…and it really does.


GÄRDET

TRAD GRAS & STENAR
: Gardet 12.6.1970 CD(Subliminal Til CD 01)CD 125:-
The first in our series called „Swedish Underground Archives‰. The series will focus on classic yet mostly unreleased recordings by known and unknown to mythical Swedish Progressive -Psychedelic groups from the 1960s-1970s.First out is the best ever recordings from the legendary Trad Gras & stenar (Trees Grass & Stones) recorded at the first ever Swedish out doors summer hippie festival in Sweden 1970. The sound is just amazing: a stoned lysergic wall of acid guitars jamming away and never letting up, pounding bass , furious drums and mystical howling vocals . A true landmark in psychedelic/progressive history. The band themselves believes this to be their finest recording!




WORD OF LIFE

WORD OF LIFE: Dust CD (Xotic Mind SW 95) NEW 40:-
Totally forgotten and almost unknown psychedelic space rock garage masterpiece recorded in 1995 by legendary garage rock guy Mans Manson (ex-Crismon Shadows and now the Maggots). The original recording, which was the follow up to the highly acclaimed psych LP "Furthur Ahead", was only issued on vinyl by the Xotic Mind label in 300 copies. Here it is on CD with added bonus tracks.





 

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THE WORKS
(Subliminal Sounds SW) NEW 25:-
We're very happy to presents a new and fantastic, and truly psychedelic, Swedish band: The Works. (The Works are also closely linked with Dungen, their lead singer and guitarist Andreas handled the bass playing for Dungen on their latest NYC trip, and several Dungen members guest the Works debut album). It is rare to come across a band that can straddle that vast canyon between serial debauch and fierce, exacting professionalism. The Works from Stockholm, Sweden, however are just such a band and they come over like young goggle-eyed virtuosos from some weird Scandinavian conservatoire where ergot, as well as hours of practice, is on the curriculum. How apt then that lead singer/guitarist Andreas began The Works with rhythm guitarist Martin while both were attending the Stockholm School of Music. Six years later (and after a couple of line-up changes) they've consolidated a quintet, all of whom are individually singer/songwriters who play many instruments, hence the depth and intricacy of their sound. Even drummer Johan, who possesses the clattering bombast of a Keith Moon, dedicated 2 whole years of his young life to studying drumming in Cuba. Musically they're saturated in many influences and yet there's something much bigger in there, something unnamable, some element that's hard-wired into their psychically-linked nervous systems. The Works are transcending their influences, becoming more themselves and no one else. Take the Nordic acid test and jack up on The Works.
TOM ZACHARIAS





TOM ZACHARIAS
: Belinda (Subliminal Soundsd SW re) NEW 125:-
We've just unleashed the ultimate Swedish early 70s underground psych funk erotica groove record! Yes you've heard about the Swedish sin but here's the ultimate proof. Not only were the hippies practicing free-love but they recorded some dirty music too. In the early 70s legendary outsider artist genius/madman Tom Zacharias, together with the cream of Swedish studio musicians, some beautiful Swedish hippie nymphs and a bunch of drugged out freaks, recorded two ultra rare LPs called "Belinda" and "the Daughters of Belinda". Both of these which are now mega rare collectors items that never turn up, even in Sweden. These two masterpieces, with their XXX-rated lyrics, were recorded with both Swedish and English lyrics but only the Swedish language versions were ever released. Even though adds were put out in both Screw magazine and Mayfair the English language versions were kept in the can. Until now! We present both versions on one CD complete with extended liner notes telling the previously untold story of how this came to be. Great groovy, funky acid erotica with loads of gurgling fuzz/wha-wha guitars, booming bass, wicked drum beats and over the top XXX erotic lyrics! The crudest perversities, horrible chock sensations, .presented in the most frugally and tasteless manner ever conceived. Don’t miss this opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of your family, your partner or your friends, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Order your copy today and we guarantee you the dirtiest and most disgusting you have ever experienced in your loudspeakers. Do it while you can!


 

THAI BEAT A GO GO 2

V/A: THAI BEAT A GO GO VOL 2 (SUB-067-LP) NEW 200:-
Finally on vinyl the legendary Thai Beat compilation including 7 (!)  awesome previously unreleased tracks ! Incredible and ultra rare recordings from Thailand in the 1960s. The amazing Thai Beat A Go Go vol 2 , which concentrates on Shadow music string bands, cosmic surf instros, mad garage/beat, mystic go-go organs, wild guitar rave-ups and psychedelic mind-benders, exotic female singers, funky and soulful with extreme sensuality and emotions, surreal and groovy, all with a totally otherworldly Thai flavor. Experience the blossoming Bangkok night club scene with the exotic bar and lounge go-go bands! These recordings have a sound that's completely inexplicable despite the use of standard rock instrumentation and song structures combining a fascinating and primal version of rock n roll, surf, r 'n' b- sometimes all in one song. Don’t miss this ultimate wild rockin’ Thai 60s compilation. Limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide.  Housed in beautiful full color gatefold sleeve.

 

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V/A: THAI BEAT A GO-GO VOL 3 (Subliminal Sounds SW) NEW 200:-
The legendary Thai Beat compilation finally on vinyl including 5 (!)  awesome extra tracks that were not on the CD ! Incredible and ultra rare recordings from Thailand in the 1960s. The amazing Thai Beat A Go Go vol 3 , which concentrates on Shadow music string bands, cosmic surf instros, mad garage/beat, mystic go-go organs, wild guitar rave-ups and psychedelic mind-benders, exotic female singers, wild moog funk, disco madness, funky and soulful with extreme sensuality and emotions, surreal and groovy, all with a totally otherworldly Thai flavor. Experience the blossoming Bangkok night club scene with the exotic bar and lounge go-go bands! These recordings have a sound that's completely inexplicable despite the use of standard rock instrumentation and song structures combining a fascinating and primal version of rock n roll, surf, r 'n' b- sometimes all in one song. Don’t miss this ultimate wild rockin’ Thai 60s compilation. Limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide.  Housed in beautiful full color gatefold sleeve.