For decades, these swedish pioneers of avant-psych-drone-eternity were little more than a legend. They were known as the group from which many other cult bands emerged and for their participation in the 1968 Andy Warhol exhibit in Stockholm, but had no known recordings until this archival set. Formed as an outgrowth of composer Terry Riley’s visit to Sweden, the quintet fused improvisational rock with repetitive minimalist song structures, feedback drone blasts, hypnotic trance, tape manipulation, harmonic free noise. There are many parts absolutely consonant with groups like Faust and Amon Düül II, as well as French free-rock ensembles, but none of that stuff had happened yet. Brilliant, forward-looking, psychedelic as hell.
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- “Pärson Sound”, Byron Coley