Sunday, February 20, 2011


Blodarna (or, in English, The Bleeders) were a short lived outfit featuring our current patron saint of underground Swedish sounds, Ola Astrand. This 7" EP from the late 70's appears to be their sole output, but eegads is it a monster! For anyone who thought that the spirit that animated iconic Swedish underground bands like Parsson Sound, Harvester, International Harvester and Trad Gras Och Stenar to create their celebrated mantic psych/drone/folk/trudge continuum was a done deal by the end of the 70's, Blodarna were there to prove them fools. As before with the Hot Boys LP, I'll now once again turn you over to Ola himself for further elucidation:

Stry Terrarie is one of Swedens front figures in punk rock and famous from bands like Kriminella Gitarrer, Garbochock and Ebba Grön. But in the short lives band Blödarna (The Bleeders) it was far from punk rock. In this record the music has more in common with Pärson Sounds than Sex Pistols The song is divided on both sides. Blödarna also contributes to the compilation cassette "Eldbegängelse" från 1981.

Both Stry Terrarie and Mikael Westergren later continued in Garboschock and Eva Sjuve in Kabinett Död.

Side 1 and 2:
Diggar ditt hål
Heartwork Records
Stry Terrarie: vocals
 Ola Åstrand: guitar 
Mats Svensson: drums 
Sjuve: organ
 Mikael Vestergren: Bass 

Recorded live in Lund/Seden
spring 1979.

Get it via Mediafire Here

Get it via Rapidshare Here

Note: as is the case with four of my five other posts today, both my usual megaupload and my fall-back Sharebee were dysfunctional when attempting to up the secondary links for these particular albums, so in this *one instance* I've opted to use Mediafire instead. Don't mistake this as a continued willingness to do so, as I've been burned by their file deletions in the past...


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this one,also,yes,Mega links as soon as possible my friend.

Pharmikon said...

I've been waiting so long for this installment and it sounds amazing. Thank you for this incredible blog, you never fail to surprise and delight.

Anonymous said...

How about getting that Eldbegangelse cassette up here if someone can share it

Jingles said...

yes, I am Also agree with schlockhausen that its sound is amazing, I like it very much. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, the Blodarna single is great!
A bit confused, though, the usually reliable source lists the first side as 5:46 long, though here it's nearer to 8 minutes. Also confused - the back cover lists different tiles for each side, but on the downloadeded files and in all other sources the tracks are listed as the same title, part 1 & 2. They are clearly 2 different live takes of the same song, rather than sounding like two halves of one long track as they are said to be. Can anyone explain the discrepancies?

James Cathcart said...

Also looking to find out where these mp3s are sourced from...the actual 7" is a MUCH shorter edit of the same tracks - thus the two are not the same. Yet, I cannot find info anywhere about these tracks appearing anywhere else other than the Bloodstains comp

Ola Åstrand said...

Yes; this is a remastered version from the original cassette and is actually a bit slower, don´t know why. Also the bit were we speed up in the first part was not included on the 7version because of space.