Musikgruppen Radiomöbel* ‎– Gudang Garam

Chockskivor ‎– II
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A1 Gudang Garam 0:01
A2 Höstsång 7:25
A3 Fasa
Lyrics By – Andrus Kangro
A4 E-Matt 8:25
B1 Vaggvisa
Lyrics By – Per Simonsen
B2 Kylle 0:41
B3 Flugornas Morgon
Lyrics By [Tolkning Av Ett Verk Av] – Horatius
B4 Finalen 3:30

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September 24, 2016
Not sure how to explain it, but I really like albums such as Gudang Garam (named for an Indonesian cigarette brand). There's a Nordic charm about them as if I'm in a dark wood paneled tavern enjoying an out of world experience (fueled no doubt by a fine Swedish Imperial Stout). Radiomobel represent a combination of symphonic progressive and high flying space rock. The highlight track being 'E-matt' which comes from the latter style and borrows from Kebnekaise's penchant for indigenous melodies. Their symphonic side is best represented by the tracks featuring high pitched female soprano vocals in Swedish, which brings to mind Autumn Breeze (not to mention a host of German symphonic rock bands from this era). On the down side, Gudang Garam is very much an amateur recording, with tinny late 1970s era synthesizers in tow. The CD contains great liner notes that explains Radiomobel means Radio Furniture, which the band used as their first amplifier - and subsequently this same amp blew a fuse, causing quite the explosion at - get ready for this - Mom's house. LOL. I think it's safe to say we're not talking Abbey Road here...