Sunday, March 18, 2007

KEBNEKAISE-S/T, LP, 1973, SWEDEN



Possessed of much the same warmly blasted outdoorsy festival psych flavor as celebrated progenitors of this specifically Swedish musical archetype Harvester/International Harvester, Trad Grad Och Stenar and Arbete Och Fritid, Kebnekaise were however far more deeply invested in the native folk underpinnings of their sound in a way that effectively makes them the rough Swedish equivalent of prime-era Fairport Convention. To these set of ears, the yoking of this heavy lidded form of meditational psych trudge to the exultant upward thrust of haunting Swedish folk themes results in some of the most blissfully tranced music ever made.

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10 comments:

Yann said...

Isn't it the front cover of Kebnekajse "2" ?
Their first is called "Resa mot okänt mal"

vdoandsound said...

yann-I think "2" is it's unofficial designation, as gnosis2000.net lists this record as being self titled, and they're super particular about those sorts of details, so...

Mystery Poster said...

A terrific band.

wemustamputate said...

wow, this is quite an amazing album. thanks for posting it! another band to add to the ever-growing list of freaked out swedes from the 70s.
also, after discovering your blog last week, i gotta tell you: this is definitely the best, and most frequently posted-to, music blog i've ever seen. you're doing quite a service here. keep up the great work!

Michael said...

ahhhhhh!!!!! THIS IS SOOOOO FUCKING GOOOOOD. I cant believe my ears... I feel I'm melting into a waxy ball. So good.

Anonymous said...

Resa Mot Okänt mål 1971 flattens this with ease more Mecki Mark Men fury left in that one.

Kebnekaise 3 is a better Folkrock album

arbor said...

could this possibly be reposted? I'd love to hear it

NaturalBornAnarchist said...

As long as the link here is dead one may find a working download link here:
http://muzic.nnm.ru/12.08.2008
Needs registration though, but that's free and no problem as far I can see - I'd rather not repost their links here directly. They are a bonanza of their own kind anyway.

NaturalBornAnarchist said...

Oh, I've forgot to tell for those who don't know any Russian: The download links there (you'll see them after logging in) look like this:
Читать далее
I mean that will lead you to the complete article, in this case RS-links for a looseless rip.

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful band, all of the links are old old old though. :(