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Artist: ALGARNAS TRADGARD
Title: Framtiden är ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat i Forntiden
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"1995 reissue of this Silence album, originally issued in 1972. Älgarnas Trädgårds name translates as "Garden of the Elks" and this debut album has always stood as one of the pinnacles of underground psychedelic rock -- comparable to early Pink Floyd, Group 1850 and other world masters of space-out genius. The title translates as The Future is a Hovering Ship Anchored in the Past. The group employed an instrumental array made of: violins, rebec, cello, guitars, sitar, piano, zither, organ flutes, zinks, jews harps, tablas, percussion, Moog-synthesizer & VC-3 Putney-synthesizer. Recorded at Studio Decibel in 1971, this CD reissue adds two bonus live tracks from 1972. From Dan Söderqvists notes: "We have known each other since 1968, when we met in our home neighborhood Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg. We listened to everything; Perotinus heavenly choirs from the 13th century, Messiens heavy works for orchestra, Beefhearts Safe as Milk, with its surreal lyrics, King Crimsons endless string of chords, the beautiful acoustic Third Ear Band, Terry Rileys minimalism and above all the psychedelic music of early Pink Floyd. Sometimes we played our dägga-däng-music, crazy rhythmical plays with acoustic guitars and hysterical giggles. Sometimes we just sat and listened to the sounds slowly disappearing into space ... We experimented with getting strange sounds out of our instruments, started to use amplifiers and played with echoes ... We constantly expanded our possibilities to get new sounds, with organs, mouth harps and pedals ... We got our hands on the first Moog module system that just about had reached Sweden. We mixed Middle Age instruments such as zinks and rebecs, sound effects, church bells, fragments of both Bach and The Beatles and improvised our way through the first album." -Silence

Artist: GUDIBRALLAN
Title: T-Doja
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"2002 reissue of the first two Gudibrallan albums, Uti var Hage (the first ever Silence label album, originally issued in 1970) and Gudibrallan II (1971), with a bonus track. Gudibrallan was the very first punk band in Sweden and that was long before the word was even invented! They had the perfect punk-rock attitude: no one could really play and any one who felt like it used to join them on stage." - Silence.

Artist: HANDGJORT
Title: Handgjort
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $33.00
"Handgjort (trans. "Handmade") recorded a legendary album in 1970 released by Silence Records. All covers were hand-painted by the band members. The music is moody underground folk with Eastern influences. The album sold very poorly and is a serious collectors item today. The original band members were: Marcus Brandelius aka Greg Fitzpatrick (esraj and vocals), Guy Öhrström (acoustic guitar), Stig Arne Karlsson (sitar), and Theo Greyerz (tablas). After over three years of preparation, Handgjort is reissued, released as a coproduction from Silence and Psykofon records. This is an exclusive replica, with hand-painted covers by the band members once again! The original album was remastered from the master tapes without digitalization. The previously-unreleased bonus tracks were all recorded live at the festivals at Gärdet in 1970 and 1971. Strictly limited edition of 600 copies done with the full cooperation of the band. CD includes a 32-page booklet telling the complete, uncensored story of Handgjort, featuring unique photos and lots of reproductions of original Handgjort hand-painted covers. The CD also includes one exclusive bonus track, "Gregs Recitation," not featured on the LP version." - Silence.

Artist: HANSSON, BO
Title: Sagan Om Ringen
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"2013 repress. Reissue of what was the first ever release on Silence, initially issued in 1970. This was also the first Bo Hansson album, the Swedish legend known to be one of the earliest to place "space music". Produced as a tribute to the Tolkien trilogy, this is stunning instrumental psychedelic music, with plush atmospherics -- Dont Fear The Hobbit! This version is the original Swedish titled version, with one bonus track ("Tidiga skisser Från Midgård"); there is also an English-titled version with different bonus tracks. This is a digitally remastered issue from 2001. Performed by: Bo Hansson (Organs, guitar, moog, bass), Rune Carlsson (drums, congas), Gunnar Bergsten (saxophone), Sten Bergman (flute). "Lord of the Rings was released late in the fall of 1970 and became an immediate success. Bo himself was in the midst of a very creative period, new melodies were constantly popping up in his head, so when Lord of the Rings finally got released in other countries there were already three more tracks added compared to the first Swedish issue. In the encyclopedia Guide to Progressive Rock, Bo Hansson is mentioned with reverence and respect. He is the first to play space music, he is a precursor to the French prog-celebrities Gong and English Henry Cow, and contemporary style-formers as Genesis and Yes. Bo Hansson is an innovator in the most noble sense of the word."" -Silence.

Artist: HARVESTER
Title: Hemåt
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
2013 repress."2001 CD reissue of this psychedelic underground masterpiece from 1970, with a 12-page booklet, including English liner notes and photos. Includes one bonus track not found on the original LP. Recorded 1968-69, digitally remastered in 2001. The lone album by this post-International Harvester group, originally issued in 1970, once again led by the academic tape-composer turned radical folkie psychedelicist Bo Anders Persson. Accompanied by an able body of co-conspirators including Thomas Gartz (drummer/glue of the Mecki Mark Men, whose LPs on the Limelight label are not to be missed), Torbjörn Abelli, and lets not forget Ulla on small cymbals. Thunder-plod of magnificent tidal proportions, recalling the burnt splendor of the Träd Gräs och Stenar Live Gardet 1970 set - TGOS in fact were nothing more than a stripped down quartet version of Harvester!" - Silence.

Artist: INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
Title: Sov Gott Rose-Marie
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"CD reissue of this all-time Swedish underground classic, originally issued on the Scandinavian Love label in 1968. International Harvester were the second incarnation of Bo Anders Perssons group, after Parson Sound (whose early sound experimentation was finally documented in 2001 by Subliminal Sounds). Early in the 60s Bo Anders Persson had envisioned a new kind of communicative music -- would it be possible to create a more contemporary kind of rhythmic music that could play the same role as traditional folk music, a music that was both sensual and transcendent? In 1967 came the answer. The hypnotic feelings of Terry Rileys eternity music + the rough-riffing of The Rolling Stones = a new alchemical wedding. Pärson Sound was formed, which started to perform publicly in the summer of 1967. The next year they changed the name into International Harvester, taken from the American company manufacturing agricultural machines, trucks and ambulances. The astonishing thing about their two official recordings is the complete freedom of the music, inspired by a Terry Riley-esque repetitive song structure. The atmospheres of these songs are both utopian and dystopian, mixed with an early environmental awareness. Sov Gott Rose-Marie starts with the strongest of statements: the Latin death hymn "Dies Irae," played like it was a medieval heavy rock-theme. This was music of turmoil and inner upheaval, mostly played in the slowest of rhythms, but still with a sense of constant change. Theres constant juxtapositions going on between documentary sounds and floating states of mind; hard rocking tunes, demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, bird song, sounds from police radio, psychedelic tranquility, lullabies." -Silence

Artist: KEBNEKAJSE
Title: Resa Mot Okänt Mål
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"2013 repress. First ever reissue of the first three Kebnekajse albums on Silence. This debut album (the title translates to (Journey to Destination Unknown) was originally issued in 1971. Liner notes for these three are in Swedish only, but English translations can be found on http://www.silence.se/nyheter/english.htm. Kebnekajse were a loud and hard Swedish rock band. References abound from Cream, Mountain, November and even Jimi Hendrix in a perfect amalgam of British hard rock and psychedelia from the American west coast enhanced by cryptic Swedish lyrics. There is something unmistakably Swedish in Kenny Håkanssons way of handling his guitar -- something unspecified, a tone, a Nordic mood. Kebnekajse did not play electric blues, or have its roots in Afro-American music but was rather torn up and then replanted into the Swedish soil --just to see if it could grow and flourish. Their name is taken from Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden." -Silence.

Artist: PHILEMON ARTHUR AND THE DUNG
Title: Musikens Historia Del 1 Och 2
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"CD release from 1992 which compiles the complete works of this strange Swedish duo, including their lone self-titled LP release from 1972 (which supposedly won a Grammy in Sweden(?) and is considered "the most cult album in Sweden ever") and a cassette-only follow up from 1987 (sounds like outtakes of the 72 sessions). The group is two Swedish males, who apparently have never been positively identified. The music they perform is in the realms of experimental folk-rock, with the opening track "In Kommer Gösta" featuring a devastating Godz-like brilliance (easily one of the memorable tracks in the entire Silence catalog). Shakers, wobbly effects, lethargic acoustic guitars, bedroom percussion and one of the most idiosyncratic band names ever -- for shambling stoner nonsense, this is Swedens finest entry into the field by far." - FE.
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Artist: PHILEMON ARTHUR AND THE DUNG
Title: The Very Pest of Philemon Arthur and the Dung
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Philemon Arthur and the Dung turned the music industry upside-down in 1972 by getting a Grammy award for "Best Swedish LP" and the music industry stopped the Grammy galas for 15 years in protest! They decided to start recording again in 1987, and this time it was a cassette packed in a tin can. Not very many people heard the songs on the cassette since they didnt want to open the can....and the music industry was relieved. These 20 brand songs were recorded between 1967-1972 in the bedroom of Philemon Arthur, and also included are the rest of the 11 songs from the cassette." - Silence.

Artist: SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA
Title: Maltid
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"The second Samla Mammas Manna album, originally issued by Silence in 1973. With two bonus tracks. Two more albums would follow on Silence under this spelling of the name, then they would change it to Zamla Mammaz Manna and finally, Von Zamla, going into the mid-80s. This group falls well into the "progressive weirdness" category that Gong, Area, and Pell Mell were part of. While some of the many short tracks have a considerable amount of "noise" (screechy vocals, strange sounds), the band has, not unlike Gong, a killer musicianship that makes Måltid a listenable (and enjoyable) offering. Not unlike early Magma or Moving Gelatine Plates, but with more of a sense of humor." -Silence

Artist: SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Exacting reissue of the 1970 debut album by this trailblazing Swedish quartet, led by composer/pianist/organist/accordionist/vocalist Lasse "Lars" Hollmer, just prior to any knowledge of anything called "RIO" (Rock In Opposition). Formed in the late late 60s in Uppsala, SMM canvassed the festival circuit (appearing on the same bill that Träd Gräs och Stenar recorded their mammoth Live Gardet 1970 album) to popular and critical appeal. Later SMM would team up with groups like Henry Cow and such to affix a politically-bent moniker to their particularly labyrinthine chord progressions. Here we get a few prog-polkas for the kids, a bit of tasteful Rhodes bob, a few Swedish-folk sounding numbers, a fast carnival segue or two, near Deep Purplesque organ snaking, etc... Altogether pleasing, crude at points, plenty of humor, handclapping." -Silence

Artist: TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR
Title: Ain Schvajn Draj
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"New reunion album, recorded 1998-2000! Featuring original members Bo Anders Persson, Tobjörn Abelli & Thomas Gartz (all related to: Harvester, Int Harvester, Pärson Sound). This a layered, textural rock record and very strong for the times." - FE. "We want to thank the patient horses who were our closest neighbours when we recorded in Jacobs joiners workshop on the island Färingsö. Its true that they sometimes pawed the wall -- in appreciation or annoyance? When they were out in their pasture we had to shut off the electric fence. The impulses came into the tape, it sounded like a metronome with co-operative problems. A few tunes are recorded in a room in ÿllösa old school outside Stjärnhov, in Torbjörns sister Bissas home. All the instrumentals were created at the very moment, the result of an accidental alchemist occurrence -- a meeting of four old men at the crossroads of an imaginary landscape. Ain Schvajn Draj! is what ran out of the test tubes after Thomas Meras experiments with cloning TGS. The doa-choir The Nymphettes is his own highly temporary change of gender. The recordings are made by Träd Gräs och Stenar during several occasions from 1998-2001 on 2 ADAT tape recorders." - Silence.

Artist: TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"1995 reissue of the first Träd Gräs och Stenar album, originally issued on the Decibel label in Sweden in 1970. Their name translated as Trees, Grass & Stones. A rock group led by Bo Anders Persson (after his works with Pärson Sound, Harvester, International Harvester), this was their first of 3 albums , a definitely more "rockist" continuation of the post-minimalist experiments of the earlier groups, but still with that undefinable Swedish underground "feeling". - Silence.

Artist: TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
“1995 reissue of the first Träd Gräs och Stenar album, originally issued on the Decibel label in Sweden in 1970. Their name translates to "trees, grass & stones." A rock group led by Bo Anders Persson (after his works with Pärson Sound, Harvester, International Harvester), this was their first of three albums, a definitely more "rockist" continuation of the post-minimalist experiments of the earlier groups, but still with that undefinable Swedish underground feeling. Similar in vibe to the live document on Subliminal Sounds, Gardet 12.6.1970. This will be the only record in your collection to start off with covers of "All Along The Watchtower" and "(I Cant Get No) Satisfaction" that you wont want to kill somebody with. Totally heavy Swedish underground rock from the dawn of the era.” - Silence.

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