Parson Sound (Deluxe Edition): Triple Vinyl LPLPSUB073X
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Label: Subliminal Sounds
Release Date: 3rd March
There are psych bands, those who chug and jam, wail and head off down paths and there are those who never stay true to any given path, who are operating in their own times and spaces. Pärson Sound were one of those rare bands, a Swedish act, an art ensemble, an experiment, a late 60s group bringing together sounds and noises that are fresh even today. A welcome deluxe edition reissue of their finest hour.
A spectacular archival package of primitive drone and minimalist rock/trance/psych from the Swedish underground, believe the hype as follows; one of the most memorable audio documents ever.
For a brief period during 1967-68, P rson Sound was a frontrunner in the burgeoning Swedish music scene, leading to an opening gig for the Doors and an invite from Andy Warhol to play an art exhibit in Stockholm. Regrettably, no album was ever cut and the band's activity ended almost as soon as it began " although later manifestations would emerge and continue under the names International Harvester, Harvester and Trad, Grasoch Stenar. Serving up a platter of archival recordings this Parson Sound collection is drug-addled psychedelic mind fuckery at its best. And that's just the beginning.
Successfully marrying the ideas of rock, jazz, and drone experimentalism, this Swedish quintet sounds like it wasn't just trying to break free of the limitations inherent in each genre; at times, it sounds like they were trying to blow the doors off the hinges. Metal brutalities of 60s heavyweights Blue Cheer merge with the minimalistic tone patterns of La Monte Young and Terry Riley. Pitchfork rating 9.3.
One Quiet Afternoon (in the Kings Garden)
From Tunis to India in Full Moon (on Testosterone)
Sov Gott Rose-Marie
A Glimpse Inside the Glyptotec.66
India (Slight Return)
Skrubba (pt 1)
Skrubba (pt 2)
|On How to Live