Reportage: Spela Själv

(UNM - UNM1970) LP $20.00

Exact reproduction of a Swedish raga concrète LP from 1970. Field recordings of amateurs playing and making sounds: a playground, drummers and fiddlers, a garden cafe, children, one track simply titled "Gronas" ("Green"). Time to getcher esoteric on. The title roughly translates to Play Yourself or Play Naturally. It has been credited to Träd, Gräs och Stenar, but they aren't featured on it. Bo Anders Persson did, in fact, compile, edit and release this album in collaboration with Solvieg Bark. (Persson was a member of the legendary Swedish bands Harvester, International Harvester, Pärson Sound, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar; Bark was one of a few young composers who, through the UNM (Young Nordic Music Festivals), became a contemporary of Erkki Kurenniemi, Folke Rabe, etc.)