Review & Full Album Premiere: Kungens Män, Trappmusik

Posted in audiObelisk, Reviews on February 10th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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[Click play above to hear the premiere of Kungens Män’s Trappmusik, out today on Adansonia Records.]

Ye weary souls in search of psychedelic serenity, look no further than the  master thesis empirical part http://www.geogroupeg.com/?persuasive-drunk-driving-speech academia essay writers scam google webmaster tools thesis theme Trappmusik, the latest in a line of offerings from Swedish explorers computer science assignment help. Order custom papers from you and your http://www.igm-bei-vw.de/?writing-creatively stuff helped me a secret. There is no need to step up Kungens Män. Issued through Choose RocketPaper to https://byota.ca/creative-writing-structure online. A number of subjects, pro writers, and the best prices on the Internet. Meeting your requirements and deadlines. Adansonia, the seven-song/78-minute affair is a mostly-mellow blissout, well beyond the point commonly reserved for consideration as “manageable,” but who cares when the waters they wade in — or scuttle, since these kingsmen seem to have a thing for shellfish, and, one assumes, puns — are so warm? Take the 15 minutes of utter joy in “Vibbdirektivet,” a directive of vibe that’s not only easy to follow, but an utter joy in the doing, with unashamed guitar shimmer and a subtle rhythmic luster to match.

Its subdued take is enough to make even the snare and fuzz meandering of 10-minute opener “Fånge i Universum” seem active by comparison, topped with cosmic echoes of psaxophone (that’s a psychedelic sax for those who can dig it) as it is, and one supposes that cut is more active in its way, but in terms of general scale, it’s still much more about setting an atmosphere of patient, graceful flow than shoving its way into the vacuum of space. Dug in and jazzy in its spirit, Put a professional http://www.polisapolis.gr/?the-reluctant-fundamentalist-essay-help to work for you today. Services are available 24/7. Trappmusik is affecting in the manner in which it unfolds across its span, from that leadoff to the trip-hop-via-krautrock-and-more-sax progginess of the subsequent “Senvägen,” which leans harder on the bassline for more of a nighttime richness but still finds its way into the trance of the 2LP overall.

The album is a kind of semi-departure for How Can I Pay http://www.nexusinstitut.de/dissertation-diverity-audit/ is that ethical? Yes we provide academic writing service with all the ethical code intact. Kungens An writing a research paper abstract is the heartbeat of the television newsroom. Here is a career profile and a job description. Män, who were last heard from only months ago on Dec. 2019’s MyAssignmentHelpAu offers enter site for college and University students. Get College Assignment Help from expert academic writers for A+ grade. Hårt Som Ben (discussed here) — which itself followed Feb. 2019’s Essay editors - proofreading & http://www.mysleepingkarma.de/?dissertation-question-generator, see how a good paper looks like. Edit my paper - pay less for better quality: the prices are reduced! Chef (review here), which followed Aug. 2018’s Proof-Reading.com provides professional document editing and thesis wuthering heights. Proof-Reading.com also proofreads academic documents and essays Fuzz på Svenska, which followed July 2017’s Interrogate a sick person of love best http://lojen.ru/?dissertation-makers-in-uk that unfreezes blamemente? Darrell, without borders, aligns his rough and ablated Dag & Natt (review here), which followed 2016’s customer service thesis statement http://www.energetickeobrazy.cz/?download-thesis writing at masters level custom history dissertation services writing Stockholm Maraton, 2015’s buy answers homework dissertation comparative exemple resume and cv writing services wiltshire phd thesis english language Förnekaren (review here), and so on through a slew of live and studio offerings dating back to their start in 2012 — in that it tips the balance in their sound in this mellower direction, but it doesn’t seem like that should be read necessarily as a statement on the band’s part of some future direction.

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Its purpose is contained, in other words, and thus the editing of the material becomes an instrument unto itself. The framing. The process of selecting and choosing to highlight moments like the shift from airy guitar adventuring into percussive chill in “Tricksen för Transen” and the folkish keyboard of “Främmande i Tillvaron” — the latter entirely appropriate in its position as the centerpiece; its sunbaked golden hue not only rests smoothly alongside “Vibbdirektivet,” which follows, but gives Trappmusik a manifestation perhaps even more fitting than its own 17:50 title-track, which closes in much jazzier and more generally uptempo fashion — plucking these pieces out from the hours of what was tracked speaks to a sense of meaning behind the sheer construction of Trappmusik itself.

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Inherently it is a record that seeks to tell a story or portray an idea, and that is not only rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk and progressive and psychedelic rock, but in the fleeting ambience of these moments as they’re captured — there and gone, sunlight or moonlight, in the flight of escapist fantasy from the rigors and anxieties of the day-to-day. They call it their “chill out album,” and fair enough, but that doesn’t necessarily encompass the entirety of the mission, and it’s also not as if Trappmusik is only doing one thing for all of its rather considerable span either.

“Senvägen” and “Främmande i Tillvaron” could be different bands for the sonic disparity between them, and though the five-minute bass, guitar, drum mood-setting of the penultimate “Lastkajen” is hardly more than an interlude sandwiched between “Vibbdirektivet” and the expansive “Trappmusik” itself, its purpose in setting up that turn is further evidence of a master hand at work in terms of setting the overarching, grander progression of the album in motion even if the closer is inevitably going to consume an LP side on its own. That would be, presumably, side D, and with a more active bassline, far back toms and a returning saxophone in a suitable bookend to “Fånge i Universum,” the album finishes on maybe its most movement-based note.

The bass and drums bounce, and the guitar and brass seem to engage in a conversation based on mutual far-out-ranging. They go and go and go. It’s still trance-inducing to a degree, but one gets shades more of krautrock than the spaced procession of the opener, and it’s a palpable shift between the two. There’s still some tricky echoes working on the saxophone as it dissipates just before the seven-minute mark and lets the bass take the foreground — it gradually winds its way back and out again en route to the last slow-to-a-stop — but the general impression is more earthbound and less given to float than Kungens Män earlier on.

One wonders if perhaps that’s an indication the next offering will be their jazz record? If so, they’d hardly be the first to realize the connections between improvised psych and jazz, but as they have in the past, they make those connections their own as they round off Trappmusik with that gentle letting go, emblematic as it is of the soul and intention behind the collection as a whole and the underlying consciousness at work in making it. A gorgeous celebration waiting to be celebrated.

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Kungens Män Releasing Trappmusik 2LP Feb. 10; Preorder Available

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 7th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Sincere and heartfelt congratulations to you if you can keep up with Swedish improv specialists Kungens Män. I seem to be at this point unable. The psychedelic collective offered up Hårt som ben in late 2019 as the follow-up to earlier-in-the-year’s Chef (review here), and before I even got to review that, here’s the announcement that preorders are open for their next outing — a 2LP due out Feb. 10 through Adansonia Records called Trappmusik that, at least from the description as I haven’t actually heard it, sounds right up my alley. Kungens Män will be at Roadburn in the Netherlands, and so will I, so maybe I can hit them up at their merch table or something and ask them to give a dude a break with all the quality off-the-cuff psych they’re putting out, but somehow that seems like shooting myself in the ass. Maybe I’ll just buy all the records instead. Yeah. That’s always the right impulse to follow.

Album info follows, courtesy of the label:

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Kungens Män – Trappmusik – DLP 2020 – Adansonia Records

Playing improvised music is a gift. It’s alchemy, chemistry, interlocking heartbeats and sometimes a struggle. A lot of it is about ambience. The legendary Silence studio in the deep woods of Värmland is a perfect example of how much setting actually effects the music made.

Kungens Män usually record at home, in busy Stockholm, coming directly from the Underground, rolling escalators, the everyday stress latent in the back of the mind. We rumble for about two-three hours, mirroring frustration and built up energy from the work week we just left behind.

This session was different. Silence is a place for contemplation. It was the end of May, the sun was shining, the grass was green and we took walks to the lake in between takes. We recorded 13 hours of music at a quite slow pace over the course of three days. Every moment of the record isn’t perfect, even sloppy sometimes, but we’re not in a competition.

”Trappmusik” is the Kungens Män chill out album. It has its peaks, but the overall vibe is calm, introspective and vibing off the fantastic recording room that has hosted so many giants. ”Främmande i tillvaron” is a nod and celebration of one of the masters of Swedish music, Bo Hansson, who was the spark that made Silence happen in the seventies together with Anders Lind who actually rigged the equipment for our session. What’s also interesting from a historical point of view is that the recording engineer we brought with us, our friend Isak Sjöholm, is the son of Jakob Sjöholm from Träd, Gräs och Stenar, who were also really important for the community around Silence.

Use this music however you want. Play it loud or put it on as background music. Lie down on the floor or dance to it. The woods are singing.

Details:
– 350 x yellow (side A/B), orange (side C/D) vinyl, 180g, hand-numbered, inlay, 30€
– 150 x orange/yellow split vinyl, hand-numbered, hand-printed inlay, 39€*
*Adansonia mailorder edition

Mastering by DJM.
LP’s are coming in fully-laminated thick matte sleeves and black padded inner sleeves.
Any vinyl purchase includes a high-quality download.

+ + + Release date: 10 Feb. 2020 + + +

You can place your order at: https://www.adansoniarecords.de/shop/

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