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Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]

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Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]

Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 503 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progress Records (PRCD 027)

Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (From a Place You Cannot See) is Swedish band Beardfish debut album. It´s a retro prog rock album with that special Swedish touch that a band like The Flower Kings also posses. Beardfish is a bit more simple in their approach to the genre that the elaborate compositions of The Flower Kings. This doesn´t make them any less exciting though. There are both songs that are sung in Swedish and songs that are sung in English on Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se.

November - 6:e November (1972) [Reissue 2002]

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November - 6:e November (1972) [Reissue 2002]

November - 6:e November (1972) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 372 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 99 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (017 098-2)

The first two albums are blessed with a wonderfully damp, wooden power trio sound full of great, effortlessly sweet playing and fine material. This, their final album takes a slight dive into harder driving waters. The guitars are a bit sharper, the tempos and pace a bit more propulsive. But the overall sound remains the same, an open sound with loud, prominent bass tones, snaky melodic lines and thick guitar sounds. It's at least as good as their first two albums, better maybe, if only because of the more purposeful, aggressive performances.

VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)

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VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)

VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:14:49 | Folk | Label: Trikont

This fascinating collection was put together by archivist Christopher Wagner, who assembled these vintage 78 rpms recorded between 1922 and 1959 by all manner of emigrant musicians – each addressing the hopes, dreams, fears and confusions of starting a new life in a new world – into an amazing statement on diversity. Some 50 million people migrated from Europe to America in the 19th century, with millions more coming from the Far East, the West Indies, and points in between, all putting to the test the melting pot theory of American democracy, a theory that is, in many ways, still being tested. Consisting of selections by Irish string bands, Scandinavian folk ensembles, ragged street corner calypso orchestras, conjunto bands and so much more, Stranded in the USA holds a mirror to a vital period in U.S. history, and also sheds light on a nascent recording industry trying anything and everything to reach pocket audiences, a process that is difficult to imagine in a contemporary setting full of corporate multimedia giants more intent on selling culture than reflecting or serving it. This truly is the sound of America singing. Kudos to Trikont Records, a German label, for recognizing the importance of these tracks.

November - 2:a November (1971) [Reissue 1995]

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November - 2:a November (1971) [Reissue 1995]

November - 2:a November (1971) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sonet (SLPCD 2520/523 112-2)

Distinctly Cream-y Swedish power trio November are simply one of the best bands of their era. Using riffs that Sabbath might have thought of, but performing them with a looser, silky flow ala Free or Humble Pie, the band create music that's about the best one could imagine seventies power trio rock to be. Chase this with Toad, Power Of Zeus, Road and Samuel Prody, and you'll have heard some of the classic obscurities of heavy rock. Lyrics are in their native tongue, but that doesn't detract at all, and should keep no-one from checking this album and it's predecessor out.

Arbete Och Fritid - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2003-2005]

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Arbete Och Fritid - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2003-2005]

Arbete Och Fritid - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2003-2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 812 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 280 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Music Network Records

A Swedish rock kaleidoscope Arbete Och Fritid, founded in 1969 by the key player/cellist/composer Ove Karlsson, had established themselves by means of versatile rock inquiry, based upon purified Swedish folk music. The members, frequently changed except Ove depending upon music styles, had had the point in common that they had been remarkably influenced by experimental jazz/underground rock, and also avantgarde/minimalism like John Cage, Terry Riley, or La Monte Young.
Mainly in 1970s around Sweden or Northern Europe, they had given thousands of gigs, that liberated lots of people from "typical rock" with eclectic music essence merged with folk, jazz, rock, avantgarde, dadaism, meditation…

November - En Ny Tid Är Här... (1970) [Reissue 1993]

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November - En Ny Tid Är Här... (1970) [Reissue 1993]

November - En Ny Tid Ar Har… (1970) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sonet (SLPCD 2509/519 679-2)

November’s debut album is an excellent piece of vintage rock and an essential source of inspiration for the contemporary breed of homologous acts.
If the 21st century vintage rock revival has succeeded in anything, it’s that it proved the genre’s great appeal over a much younger audience. On a later stage, the quality of contemporary bands prompted new fans to dig deep and search for their primary sources of inspiration, while older fans started to dust their old vinyls and take their ‘70s trousers out of the closet to see if they still fit in them. Above all countries, Sweden has warmly embraced vintage and progressive rock, ever since its atypical birth during the late ‘60s/early ‘70s…

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Raw (2024)

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Raw (2024)

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Raw (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 271 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB
44:57 | Jazz, Funk | Label: ACT Music

Celebrating 30 years of Nils Landgren Funk Unit. The year 1994 marks the birth of the Funk Unit. When I got the offer from Siggi Loch to join his new label ACT, the first thing he did was to change the original band name Unit to Funk Unit. When I asked why, he answered: ”because you play funk” – and right he was. The rest is history. After 30 years of albums, touring and everything connected to it, I thought it would be great to go somewhere special for our 30th anniversary recording session. I happen to have a dear friend, Johan Lundgren, who used to be my trombone student lightyears ago, and he, together with another friend, Fredrik Thomander, built a fantastic Recording Studio in Palma on the island of Mallorca. Wouldn’t it be a great opportunity for us all, after all these years together, to record the album in a relaxed setting, being able to fully concentrate on our task? To make an album celebrating our 30-year history as a funk band from Sweden.

Fläsket Brinner - Fläsket (1972) [Reissue 2002]

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Fläsket Brinner - Fläsket (1972) [Reissue 2002]

Flasket Brinner - Flasket (1972) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor/Universal Music (018301-2)

Almost 50 years have passed since Flasket Brinner’s (The Flesh is Burning) double album "Flasket” (The Flesh) was released. It was their second and last album, but they existed as a live band for almost another ten years. During their existence they changed group members several times, but the front figure was always guitar player Bengt Dahlén.
On this album we find different musicians playing on several tracks. Some of the tracks even feature famous Swedish jazz musicians, such as Gunnar Bergsten and Bobo Stensson, whose contribution creates a unique blend of jazz and rock; Bo Hansson, already invited to participate at their debut album…

Agusa - Noir (2024)

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Agusa - Noir (2024)

Agusa - Noir (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 406 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soundtrack | Kommun 2 #KOMMUN2-67

New Agusa music, this time for the film ''Malmö Noir", directed by Augustin Sjöberg. Our guitar player Mikael works as a mailman and one day he happened to be talking to a fellow worker who, as it turned out, was making his own movie and he needed some original music for the score. This was during the pandemic and nothing much was happening for the band. We flowed with the idea. Tim couldn’t make it that particular night when we recorded the foundations, but the session resulted in a lot of ideas. It became a very different project for us, both the process of making it, building it slow, exploring new soundscapes. Based on some of these ideas we created “Uppenbarelser” on our album “En annan värld” (2021), with Tim on drums, but the movie score session still didn’t have any drums.

Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness (2024)

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Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness (2024)

Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness (2024)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 MB
51:05 | Progressive Metal, Power Metal | Label: Napalm Records Handels GmbH

After more than 30 years of existence, Gothenburg's finest metal masters EVERGREY are far away from slowing things down. The five-piece, led by founder, singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund, will release its fourteenth studio album, Theories Of Emptiness, on June 7, 2024 via Napalm Records. Without any doubt, the new album marks one of the most dynamic records the band has ever crafted throughout their impressive career. Theories Of Emptiness was produced by Tom S. Englund and Jonas Ekdahl, and was mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood (ex-Periphery), who worked closely with the band from the start - bringing out the vividness of the album’s overall sonic profile. Rounding out the album’s production, mastering was helmed by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra, Onslaught, The Gems, Eleine and many more).

Leila K - Greatest Tracks (Limited Edition) (2003)

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Leila K - Greatest Tracks (Limited Edition) (2003)

Leila K - Greatest Tracks (Limited Edition) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 545 | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 168 MB
1:13:38 | Euro House, Eurodance, Europop | Label: Bonnier Music

Leila K. was the first Swedish rap star and also had some success in the states with her debut single "Got to Get." In a career marred by an unusual number of problems, she managed to go bankrupt as well as become the best-selling European female artist as she moved from hip-hop, over Euro-disco and techno, to rock beats, and then disappeared into almost total obscurity. During the late '90s she was mostly known for a number of alleged scandals in her home country.

The Mascots - Your Mascots (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1965/2014)

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The Mascots - Your Mascots (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1965/2014)

The Mascots - Your Mascots (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1965/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 191 MB
43:37 | Beat , Pop Rock | Label: RPM Records

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1965 debut album from the Swedish Beat group. Their unique take on the beat era married melancholy to unforgettable, yearning melodies. RPM International's expanded edition supplements this landmark album with all the non-album singles Mascots issued in the run up to it hitting Sweden's shops, including the withdrawn 'Too Much Monkey Business'. All tracks are drawn from the master tapes in the archive of EMI Sweden. Their debut album is a sought-after rarity and has never before been legally reissued inside or outside Sweden.

Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)

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Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)

Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 514 MB
3:44:38 | Pop, Rock, Jazz | Label: EMI Music Sweden

Rebecka Törnqvist’s "5 CD Original Album Series" is a wonderful collection that showcases the artist’s musical journey and the significant milestones in her career. This set consists of five distinct albums, each reflecting Törnqvist’s unique style and vocal prowess.

Lotus - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1974-1976) [Japanese Editions 2021]

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Lotus - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1974-1976) [Japanese Editions 2021]

Lotus - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1974-1976) [Japanese Editions 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 766 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 281 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Arcàngelo

The style of this little-known Swedish quartet from the mid-70's is hard to describe as it escapes most comparisons; the closest would be Finnforest, and perhaps Danish fusion band Secret Oyster. This is fusion at its best: energetic instrumental jazz-rock featuring dual guitars, electric piano/Hammond organ, bass and drums, and stunning musicianship all around. After the release of their second album in 1976, the band, alas, split up.
Although the tracks on their first album are rather short, each one is chock full of ideas and beautiful catchy melodies based on tight, 70ish-like jazzy grooves, all charmingly and distinctively Swedish. Their second album, "Vera O'Flera", which features a guest musician on sax, is in the same vein but much more fusion oriented.

STHLM Svaga - Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp (2024)

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STHLM Svaga  - Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp (2024)

STHLM Svaga - Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 217 MB | Cover | 39:42 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 90 MB
Jazz, Post-bop | Label: Thanatosis Produktion

Although still relatively unknown outside Scandinavia, the Swedish septet STHLM svaga is one of the most interesting and peculiar jazz groups to emerge during the 2000s. They specialize in the art of playing jazz with extremely soft dynamics, creating a completely unique, magical ensemble sound. Saxophonist and band-leader Johan Jutterstrom founded the ensemble and assembled some of the most acknowledged young musicians in Sweden. When he asked Carla Bley to write a composition for the group, she agreed (!), and the recording of this piece was released on the group's debut LP 'Bells & Whistles,' receiving very positive reviews in Scandinavian press.