Not much has been heard from Klotet since I first posted this actually (and as I update this in August 2016). As you will read in the comments, the band released a 3rd album in cassette form, which turned out to be in a massive 100 unit set. We don't count those LOL. In any case, the band appear to be on ice for the moment.
Klotet - En Rak Höger. 2008 Musea (France CD)
Klotet - Det Har Aldrig Hänt Och Kommer Aldrig Hända Igen. 2010 Musea (France CD)
----En Rak Höger
Klotet are a modern band who play in a very Swedish 1970's sort of way. Utilizing only analog keyboards, and a fuzzy electric guitar, Klotet conjures up classic Kebnekaise, Harald Hedning, Lotus, and Flasket Brinner. The foundation of the melodies can be found in Swedish folklore, whereas the music approach is pure early 1970s. An excellent combination.
----Det Har Aldrig Hänt Och Kommer Aldrig Hända Igen
As if to prove Det Har Aldrig Hänt Och Kommer Aldrig Hända Igen will be different from its predecessor, Klotet open their second album with death metal styled blast beats on 'Gastronomika Proportione'. Despite this bit of incongruity - Klotet, as driven by female Hammond organist/keyboardist extraordinaire Milve Sofia Rydahl, insists their music maintain its defiant stance on Swedish folklore melodies. All of this music is then funneled through an old school 1970's progressive rock approach with fuzz guitar and organ leads, as best defined by Kebnekaise, Solar Plexus and Bo Hansson's solo works. None of Klotet's album's instrumental tracks clear the 4 minute mark, also calling out the glorious debut from that obscure Swedish band Lotus and their fine 1974 album. If any of this review makes sense, then you're more than likely a good candidate to hear this album.
Last update: August 29, 2016