GROVJOBB - Landet Leverpastej (colour) LP

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Coloured vinyl, limited to 200 copies.

Grovjobb went down as one of the under-the-radar obscurities of the 90s Scandinavian retro progressive scene. They were a Swedish band formed in 1995 that existed for only a few years, performing an interesting hybrid of progressive rock, psychedelia, forest folk, and world music with a definite throwback to the early 70s. They released three albums during their active lifespan, that didn?t receive the attention they deserved. Now, Muzic Bazz is trying to correct this omission by reissuing their first two albums in vinyl format (they only received the CD treatment back in the day).

Originally released in 1998 on the small Garageland label, Grovjobb's debut is an excellent example of flute driven prog rock, that can be generally described as a Scandinavian version of early Jethro Tull ("Stand Up" & "Benefit" era), though entirely instrumental. There's a genuine lot to be (re)discovered here. Above all, the band succeeded to sound like a mid 70's progressive band, while avoiding the predominance of the technical factor in favoUr of low-tempo instrumental tunes with a heavy psych vibe, often in a happy, playful mode. When they jam, there?s a notable Fläsket Brinner influence enrichened by a constant interplay between fuzz-drenched guitar and flute. The resulting duels are combined with native folk motives and some jazzy moments, that give a special "warm summer night air" atmosphere to the pieces. Not the whole album is tightly structured, as Grovjobb wade also through some loose arrangements with a jamming feeling and a light improvisational touch. In its whole, "Landet Leverpastej" is a gloriously vintage and magnificently evocative recording with an "open" aura: the feeling of nature - the sounds of the forest and the sea. Everyone who is after well played instrumental music which rests more in a structured jam session vein, will love this record. The specific reissue comes in a different cover to the CD, redesigned by band's leader Jerry Johansson.

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