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Artist: SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA
Title: Maltid
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"The second Samla Mammas Manna album, originally issued by Silence in 1973. With two bonus tracks. Two more albums would follow on Silence under this spelling of the name, then they would change it to Zamla Mammaz Manna and finally, Von Zamla, going into the mid-80s. This group falls well into the "progressive weirdness" category that Gong, Area, and Pell Mell were part of. While some of the many short tracks have a considerable amount of "noise" (screechy vocals, strange sounds), the band has, not unlike Gong, a killer musicianship that makes Måltid a listenable (and enjoyable) offering. Not unlike early Magma or Moving Gelatine Plates, but with more of a sense of humor." -Silence

Artist: SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Exacting reissue of the 1970 debut album by this trailblazing Swedish quartet, led by composer/pianist/organist/accordionist/vocalist Lasse "Lars" Hollmer, just prior to any knowledge of anything called "RIO" (Rock In Opposition). Formed in the late late 60s in Uppsala, SMM canvassed the festival circuit (appearing on the same bill that Träd Gräs och Stenar recorded their mammoth Live Gardet 1970 album) to popular and critical appeal. Later SMM would team up with groups like Henry Cow and such to affix a politically-bent moniker to their particularly labyrinthine chord progressions. Here we get a few prog-polkas for the kids, a bit of tasteful Rhodes bob, a few Swedish-folk sounding numbers, a fast carnival segue or two, near Deep Purplesque organ snaking, etc... Altogether pleasing, crude at points, plenty of humor, handclapping." -Silence

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