Recorded over their two day residency, 9.9.16 spans the pastoral, the brooding, and the free-form progg moments of Trad Gras in one oozing zip folder. Their seemingly endless, bucolic bass lines and humble DIY approach create an ever expanding atmosphere of good will - these are surely the nicest guys in rock? The opening 'track' is a 25 minute wigged out version of Harvester's 'När Lingonen Mognar', and 'Stina' is a never before recorded folk-rock track written by the band's close friend Mats G Bengtsson. Spread the word my friends.
1. När Lingonen Mognar - 24:18
2. Kaffe med Tårta - 12:52
3. Down in the Basement - 11:07
4. Stina - 7:12
5. Sommarlåten - 13:54
6. Silverffloden - 11:39
Recorded live at Cafe OTO on the 9th and 10th of September, 2016 by Simon Holliday and Shaun Crook. Mixed & Mastered by James Dunn. Photo by Dawid Laskowski. Many thanks to Jakob.
Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC
They were from Sweden, they were pioneers of DIY culture, they jammed with force and purpose for 40 minutes back when “legendary” SF groups or German kraut rock bands were still struggling to get out of the upper single digits with dignity; they traveled with organic food they grew themselves, and cooked for everyone they played to.
“Hearing Scandinavian extraterrestrial outer limits band Trad Gras Och Stenar in the early 70’s must have been a mind fuck. The sounds this band was able to create is nothing short of deathless. Their two Tall Records releases, Djungelns Lag (1972) and Mor Mors (1973), are miraculous slabs of burnt improv that had limited pressings and are considered as valuable as Rhodium by collectors today... Bands like Chrome, Spacemen 3, Bardo Pond, Sun City Girls, and Endless Boogie would not be with these Scandinavian heathens. Much like Sun Ra and Don Cherry, Trad Gras Och Stenar expanded the atmosphere with their music and by doing so, made room for so much more to occur.” – The Big Takeover