Monday, January 24, 2011

Resa - Lycklig Mardröm 1980

I apologize for posting so much here but I wanted to unload a few albums that I've really loved a lot over time. Soon I will be going on winter holiday and then working more so will not be able to do much in the coming time. I apologize if I offend anyone by posting (or reposting) albums here but music is bigger than any of us, as I've said before. Music has been the centre of my life for all my many years, though it's not my career, it's everything else in my life excluding family. If these rare albums were available to buy on cd at local record stores, trust me I would be bringing boxes home every day. But they aren't, for whatever ridiculous reason. Though my basement is already full of CDs, cassettes, and records, there's still (always) room for more.

This record is a typical euro-jazz from the seventies, very smooth and accessible. Not so much fusion as acoustic-based stuff, like canadians contrevent; sax and guitars play most of the melodies sans paroles. Check out the cover painting, it really melts my heart-- probably because it reminds me of the art that was current in the seventies so it takes me back to childhood again.

Compositions are relatively straightforward, not like the smooth (jazz) stuff that was all over radio in the early 80s, a little bit more clever and composed. This is the difference with European jazz and fusion, I which I'd known about it back when I loved jazz, it's more composed and more ingenious and dare I say it, less boring without the long and tedious sax and bass solos typical of the American style. To me the highlight is track 5, which uses some really nice Wayne Shorter type phrases on top of quite ingenious chords and repeated modulations. By the last track you may find yourself lullabyed to sleep, but the finish is quite gentle and relaxing with acoustic guitar on piano arpeggios, so try to wake up for it if you can.
These guys did another album in 1974 called Crazy Squares that in my opinion is not as good, I think it's easy to find.


5 - Restrött...
8 - Födselande...

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