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September 10, 2010

Jola Rota - Joakim Skogsberg



To many of y brawd's readers, news that Joakim's myspace page  boasts friends Terry Riley, Dungen, Kawabata Makoto, and LSD March will be enough to get them checking this Swedish psychedelic treasure from 1972.

Weird Brother Richard Skelton post makes much of Skelton's organic recording techniques, his music improvised live over a period of years in remote locations throughout Northern England: on hillsides, along streams and rivers, and in deep forests. Well, Joakim appears to have got there first. Immersed in the Swedish landscape and drawing heavily on traditional jolor vocalising, Joakim creates a wyrd gem, an infusion of low-key fuzzed up violins, rattling hand percussion, droning vocals and pulsating bass rhythms.

The album was for the most part recorded out in the woods, on reel-to-reel-tape recorder. Subsequent droning sounds were recorded in a tiny closet in a Stockholm suburb.

Truly strange, mesmerising shit. Let some Joakim into your life.

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1 comment:

WOO DOPS said...

YEAH!!!! This is great, one of my favourites of all time ever!..btw have linked your blog....for some reason I've become fixated on doo-wop....strange man ;)