Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting – Orosvisor. 2010 Kommun.
Well, here's an Under the Radar LP.
Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting are a really fantastic new band from Sweden that has completely captured the mood of the anarchic 1970 Scandinavian underground. Long instrumental psychedelic journeys filled with loud acid guitar solos, droning violin and an active rhythm section. The mystical Dark Ages folk of yesteryear provide the basis for the melodies. No doubt Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting absorbed first album Flasket Brinner as a blueprint, and further added touches of the second Kebnekaise and some of the more lucid moments from Algarnas Tradgard. It's exciting to know that there are modern groups out there exploring paths that were stopped way too soon. "Orosvisor" could be considered a distant cousin to Dungen's debut.
As I write this, the album is only available as an LP. The first 4 of the 6 songs presented here were originally on the 6-press only (SIX!?) "Spelar" album from the year before.