PARSON SOUND - S/T 67/68 SWEDE MIMIMALIST ROCK LIVE/STUDIO pre INTL HARV SLD 2CD

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  • Sold Date: Jun 13,2012
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PARSON SOUND – Parson Sound. Subliminal Sounds TILCD 002. Swedish release FACTORY SEALED 2-CD SET. Issued in 2000. Includes an informative insert booklet. TRACKS, DISC 1 : Tio Minuter (Swedish radio 67), From Tunis To India In Fullmoon (On Testosterone) (Live at the Modern Museum Of Art in Stockholm 68), India (Slight Return) (Live at the Modern Museum Of Art In Stockholm 68), A Glimpse Inside The Glyptotec-66 (rehearsal 66), and One Quiet Afternoon (In The King’s Garden) (Stockholm Experiment Festival 67). DISC 2 : Sov Gott Rose-Marie (Swedish radio 67), Skrubba (Recorded outside at the school of Skrubba, east of Stockholm May 68), Milano (Rehearsal May 68), On How To Live (Live jam recorded in a park in Stockholm 68), and Blaslaten (studio, August 68). DESCRIPTION: Terrific double-CD of both studio and live material (1967/68) from these remarkable Swedes who were to become, in later incarnations, International Harvester, Harvester, and Trad Gras och Stenar (Trees, Grass, and Stones); trance/drone pre-noise music par excellence as they mix minimalist rock with the musical concepts of people like Terry Riley; discursive explorations of inner and outer space .

For your further reading enjoyment and enlightenment I offer the following which comes from fellow music sojourners Aquarius Records :

“Before we actually listened to this reissue, we didn't expect too much from these fairly obscure Swedish psychedelic underground rockers, having never heard them before, and knowing only that they were an earlier incarnation of another Swedish hippy rock outfit (Trad, Gras och Stenar) whose much-hyped live album failed to impress us when it was issued on CD several years ago by this same label. So how was it that this band could deserve a double CD collection? Well, they do. Man, were we wrong! These guys were great! [Something also borne out by the more recent reissues of Harvester, International Harvester, and the actual Trad, Gras och Stenar studio album, all of which are worth getting too.] This is a completely astounding collection of dark shimmering drones and super heavy tranced out minimal psych-rock recorded in 1967 and '68. At times freaky and chaotic, but most often hypnotically locked into stoned grooves, this is some of the best heavy psych we've ever heard. Their shifting instrumentation (the list includes guitar, bass, drums, organ, double-bass, electric-cello, flute, cowbell, saxophone, hand drums, acoustic guitar, tape recorder, and...seance? huh?) is employed in both intricate and extended studio recordings and totally primal and euphoric live performances over the course of these two discs. Parson Sound crafted music that, while reminiscient of the Taj Mahal Travellers, Terry Riley, Flower Travelling Band and the like, is almost wholly their own. If you were told that this was a new, 2000 recording you'd think that it must be some Japanese Acid Mothers Temple style psych-rock supergroup, or Bardo Pond on some hitherto unknown variety of really really good drugs...wow! Yet again we are amazed at the musical treasures hidden in the not-so-ancient past, and greatful to the fans and labels that dig 'em up for reissues like this one. And Subliminal Sounds does it right, packaging these archival recordings with detailed liner notes, and evocative art and photos -- although the music is all that's needed to make you wish you'd been born old and Swedish enough to have been at one of the free-rock happenings documented here!”

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