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Rocket

Hills

Frid


As has often been noted psychedelic music can involve causal links between getting out of it and getting into it Conversely expansion of consciousness can be found by heading deep into the roots that a band explores and journeying to the centre of their inspiration Thus a curious paradox isA  attained whereby the traditional elements of an outfit's sound are superseded by them blasting their core vibrations into unchartered territory Such is the case with the new opus from thirdeye visionaries Hills a dizzying journey that traverses through the band's origins and beyond to new dimensionsThe Gothenburgbased Hills are entering their ninth year of existence in which they've released two fulllength albums the second of which 'Master Sleeps' saw a vinyl outing on Rocket last year Part of a rich scene in their homestead also including friends and Rocket Recordings label mates Goat they form the new chapter in a tradition of Swedish psychedelia that found its origins in late'60s and early '70s freakouts and mindmelts by the likes of Baby Grandmothers and Algarnas Tradgard not to mention the unholy trinity of Parson Sound International Harvester and Trad Gras och Stenar before being developed by the likes of The Spacious Mind and Dungen in the last two decades These inspirations make their mark on 'Frid' by journeying inward via mantric repetition and hipshaking pulsations as on the tenminute monolith 'Och Solen Sankte Sig Rod' yet they can also lurch into the unknown via the fuzz wah odysseys of the aptly monikered 'National Drone' and the ceremonial exhortations of the closing 'Death Will Find A Way' As they also showed recently at a rare and spellbinding appearance at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Hills have landed on a rich and intoxicating sound that sidesteps the cliches and humdrum stylistic foibles that often plague modernday psych in the process breathing new life into an approach that can sometimes seem in danger of appearing redundant through lack of imagination 'LP3' their most outofmind and outofsight effort to date crystallises everything that makes these Scandinavian satyrs stand out from the global herd adventurous experimentation and fearless hallucinatory intensity rendered with brassknuckle fortitude The end result is 38 minutes that translate into a feast for seasoned cratediggers and freshfaced converts alike There is indeed gold in these here Hills CD Mini Gatefold CD LP First pressing Black Vinyl with A2 Poster and Download Card

Tracklist
  • 1. Kollektiv
    2. National Drone
    3. Anukthal Is Here
    4. Milarepa
    5. Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd
    6. Death Will Find A Way

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