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Kvartetten Som Sprängde: Kattvals (LP, 1973/Re 2013, ltd 200)

Subliminal Sounds SUB-091-LP

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Price: €37.00

Limited to 200 copies on purple vinyl. Still sealed! The cover is graded NM because of a light dent to the upper right corner.

Grading cover: NM/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"First ever vinyl reissue of one of the most sought after, and beautiful, psych rock, progressive pre-jazz rock instrumental albums ever recorded in Sweden. Originally released during the summer 1973 on the obscure Gump label. Powered by a C-3 organ, Ludwig kit and 50-watt Marshall head with a home-built cabinet, the skilled 3-piece band (not a quartet that the band name would have you believe) absolutely soars on this record blasting away fantastically. The delicate use of the studio echo-chamber lends a magical, gossamer reverb to the whole album’s sound. Includes a 4-page insert with lots of never before published photos and extensive liner notes by Reine Fiske." (Subliminal Sounds)

"Kvartetten Som Sprängde started out as a quartet just like their name implies but were reduced to a three-piece before making their lone album for the legendary and collectable Gump label. However, the trio format is perfectly sufficient, with guitarist Finn Sjöberg interweaving folk inspired melody lines with Fred Hellman's thick layers of moody organ and the free flowing and pulsating beat provided by drummer and jazz legend Rune Carlsson ... all tracks are worthy of mention really, as the album has no weak moments. Kattvals is a tour de force, a grand moment in progg history. No serious progg fan should live without it." (The Swedish Progg Blogg)

Kvartetten Som Sprängde: Kattvals