Album Review

Kungens Man – “Kungens Ljud & Bild”

carsonstreet   6/19/2022   12-inch, A Library

Kungens Män (The Kings Man) started out in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. Always new sounds and improvisations, different guest musicians, different happenings. Kungens Män are rooted in the psychedelic/drone rock tradition of bands such as Träd, Gräs & Stenar, but also add influences from krautrock, shoegaze, noise rock and free jazz. On bandcamp Kungens Män describes themselves: “What started out with the sole purpose of hanging out as friends, occasionally with instruments in tow, has resulted in records on several labels and numerous European tours. The fundamental idea has never changed though – to get immersed in sound, and let the drone be the main trail taking the band to inner space – may it be through folkish melodies, noise, shoegaze sheets, free jazz outbursts, motorik beats or just good old head melting rock. And of course, it’s all improvised on the spot.” I have included English translations on the sleeve and in spidey. Highly encourage using the translations unless your Swedish is very good.

you heard it 22 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 114 days ago, Slartibartfast played I Hjalles Kok (In Hjalle's Kitchen)
  • 115 days ago, David James played Nar Piskan Viner (When The Whip Wines)
  • 122 days ago, Sam Yorko played Nar Piskan Viner (When The Whip Wines)
  • 123 days ago, Grawer played Stora Rummet (Great Room)
  • 124 days ago, Bryan Chandler played Nar Piskan Viner (When The Whip Wines)
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