New from Finnish cult/psychrockers Hexvessel off their latest record "No holier temple".
PSL has the premiere of the new Woodlands (remember?) video "River running wild": http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/21/premiar-woodlands-river-running-wild/
Cool! A Swedish band whose sound harkens back to the early days of Kent and other similar 90s-era alt-rock.
Add together stop/motion animation + Swedish Kraut/pop and you get Spagyrikerna. Look for an album this fall via .
It's far too smooth for my tastes, but here's the latest from Swedish pop/rap act Norlie & KKV.
Ghost and Jess & the Ancient Ones have a lot to answer for. Between them they seem to have started this classic rock-tinged occult psychedelic thing where the next, more underground generation think that loose 'n' lo-fi is the way to go. Although Seremonia sound nothing like fellow countrymen Beherit, they have gone for an odd production choice similar in ethos to "Drawing down the moon". The difference is that going out on a pre-planned lo-fi limb like that really worked for Beherit back in '93 and resulted in a legendary album. Here it sounds too gimmicky. It's like, "Oh, we're so loose and chilled out when we're playing that we just go with what flows from our inner souls." In reality it comes across as either a get-out clause that makes excuses for sloppiness or a deliberate attempt at sounding genuinely nekro. This lack of integrity in the sound kills the vibe completely. If you want something with an authentic form of the off-kilter atmosphere that Seremonia strives to achieve you should get your hands on Black Hole's "Living mask".
- John Norby
Presenting the Ligetizer, a new 6-metronome instrument designed and constructed by Espen Sommer Eide of Alog/Phonophani. Full details here.
Pitchfork is not too impressed by Efterklang's latest: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17087-piramida/
Saturday night at Debaser Malmö! The very last It's a Trap! Clubnight EVER! And we're going out with a bang too with two of Sweden's finest hardcore acts, Out of Vogue and Anchor, gracing the stage. Be there!
has signed Swedish heavy rockers Dödaren and will be releasing the band's debut full-length "Maen" this coming December.
PSL's newest correspondent does the live music thing for the video blog site with her band Säkert!: http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/20/musik-med-sakert-4/
Very recommended, naturally. Also at PSL today, a new video from Min Stora Sorg and another live session with De Montevert.
The fascinating Swedish jazz/experimental/spiritual label has announced that the long-awaited debut album "Nattens lovsång" from Andreas Runeson's project Ensemble Lakonia will finally be out later this year as part of the label's "Compunctio box". As for the video above, I can't say that I know much about it except that it includes music from the aforementioned act starting at, I believe, around minute 8.
Here's the video for the new Daniel Gilbert single "The smell o'thunder".