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Monday, 16 January 2017

Word of Life.“Further Ahead” first lp 1992 Swedish Psych Space Rock

Word of Life.“Further Ahead” first lp 1992  Swedish Psych Space Rock  hand made sleeve & incert original Xotic Mind records Sweden only 500 copies pressed reissued in CD by Satori records 
many collectors talking one of the best European psychedelic album on 90`s. 
Word Of Life "Blowing Away"1992 on dailymotion

Word Of Life "Can You Feel It Flowing Free"1992 youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmUdkvByLZM

full album on google+

https://goo.gl/photos/Dp4QD2cB3HNWdqJ68

For a short period in the early to mid 1990’s, a collective of Swedish musicians decided to relive the past and create improvisational psychedelic rock music similar to the early 70’s masters such as International Harvester and Algarnas Tradgard.
Acts such as S.T. Mikael, Adam, Stefan and the Entheogens all recorded for the low budget label Xotic Mind. The primary difference between the modern day copiers and the 1970’s masters is the one-dimensional nature of the recordings.This trait can be attributed to most of the albums being solo projects with only guest musicians.This trait can be attributed to most of the albums being solo projects with only guest musicians.Long burning jams such as “Space Fu?king” and “Can You Feel it - Flowing Free” are offset by calm flute and hand percussion ragas like “The Devil”. What one notices in repeated listens is the need for an editor (a problem for many of these kind of solo ventures). Most of the jams meander on for too long and the inclusion of a couple of Earthy country-bumpkin vocal tracks with Louisiana-front-porch harmonica are in complete contrast to the hazy heady cosmic aspirations the album pretends to be.Still, the album works on many levels, most notably the trance-like jams, which can get quite intense. The guitar tone is super fuzz loud and the percussion is particularly active. Recommended for all Krautrock, space rock and early Swedish pioneer groups. The original LP contained a paste-on cover and is now quite rare. Better to find the CD on Satori.The sophomore effort, Dust, is quite a bit different from the predecessor. More variety and less jam oriented, this album tries to please on a number of fronts. “When I Was in Space” opens promisingly enough with oscillator-emulated synth runs and heavy percussion. But, alas, this goes on too long and becomes redundant, and one wishes for the sage advice of a wily producer.The songs on this album have a sort of “retro lounge” naïve melody line motif which I find oddly appealing. No doubt there are plenty of sizzling guitar jams to bang your head to, just less of them than the ambitious debut. I find both of their albums to be good fun if you don’t take them too seriously. And a few tracks are just devastating, especially on the debut…~


Måns Månsson started out with the legendary Crimson Shadows, one of the most celebrated groups of the mid-80s Swedish garage punk movement. After that he started a Surf group, the Livingstones (pre-Daytonas), then moved in to psychedelic-hardrock territory with the group Zonk together with Stefan Kéry. He contributed to the trance-a-delic sounds of the Entheogens and ventured into innovative metal hard rock with Gone. He created the mind bending musical experience of the Word of Life, taking psychedelic festival trance rock in to the future. He recorded with Swedish indie group Friends and now spends most of his time with the Maggots.... ~


The first non-Mikael release was a big hit with psych fans everywhere and remains one of the classics on the label. Essentially a one man-project featuring Mans P Mansson of 1980s garage legends the Crimson Shadows, this  musically versatile guitar-psych LP added fuel to the growing popularity of musically versatile guitar-psych LP added fuel to the growing popularity of the Xotic Mind label and showed it to be more than a single artist-outfit…lysergia...~ 


Credits 

Credits:
Måns P. Månsson - Vocals, Guitars, Sound effects, 
Mats Ståhl ? Bass (Can You Feel It Flowing Free,Space Fu?king)
Daniel Ståhl ?Electric Piano (Can You Feel It Flowing Free,Space Fu?king), Maraccas (The Devil)
Anna Nystrõn ? flutes (The Devil, Space Fu?king, Furthur Ahead)
The Man from Planet X ? Drums, Congas 



Tracklist 

A1 Dust My Shroom 
A2 Blowing Away 
A3 Can You Feel It Flowing Free 
B1 The Devil 
B2 Space Fu?king 
B3 Furthur Ahead 
B4 Infinity (Symbol) 




watch
Word of Life “Dust” second last lp Sweden Psych Space Rock 1995 

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