Friday, January 22, 2010

Mikael Ramel - Till Dej (Swe 1972)

Mikael Ramel - Till dej (Swe 1972)

Born: January 19, 1949, Sweden
Currently: �rebro, N�rke, Sweden
Member of: Steampacket, Mikael and Michael, Fl�sket Brinner
Notes: Son of Povel Ramel

Release Date: 1972

Members:
* Anders Nord - Picollo, Piano,
* Bengt Dahl�n - Guitars,
* Bobo Stenson - Electric Piano,
* Erik Dahlb�ck - Drums,
* Mats Glenng�rd - violin,
* Mikael Ramel - Guitars, Bass, Vocals,
* Per Bruun - Bass,
* Stefan H�glund - Bass,
* S�ren Hansen - Bongos, Congas.

Track Listing:
01. H�r du p� 2:00
02. N� d� s� 3:57
03. Pengar 6:48
04. I morgon e en ny da 5:04
05. 5emtaktarn 3:03
06. L�ngt in i naturen 7:41
07. Artificiell prana 10:52
08. Vi m� ox� 1:54
Bonus Tracks:
09. H�r du p�? [different mix without lead vocals] 1:52
10. Pengar [different mix without lead vocals] 4:20
11. Imorron e en ny da 5:31
12. L�ngt in i naturen [different mix without lead vocals] 5:37
13. Artificial prana (english lyrics] 4:42
14. Jam-jam [instrumental] 3:02
15. Luffing away [instrumental] 2:52

The recording of this album initially began in 1969, mostly in Mikaels own primitive studio , but was seriously delayed as Mikael was arrested and imprisoned for smoking hashish. While in jail he wrote the song 'Artificial Prana' which was featured on the album. Mikael does fantastic Swedish folky psych rock progressive music backed by members from legendary Swedish underground bands like Flasket Brinner, Kebnekajse and Turid. One of the best, most influential and appreciated recordings from the Swedish hippie underground. I heartly reccomend that album..i am sure all of you will like that...Cheers!
~ by: Nahavanda.
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Legit reissues (via Universal) of these Swedish underground albums from the early 70s. "Solo debut recording from 1972 by this acclaimed Swedish psychedelic/progressive musician released on CD for the first time. Mikael previously played with Flasket Brinner and Steampacket. The recording of this album initially began in 1969, mostly in Mikaels own primitive studio , but was seriously delayed as Mikael was arrested and imprisoned for smoking hashish. While in jail he wrote the song 'Artificial Prana' which was featured on the album. Mikael does fantastic Swedish folky psych rock progressive music backed by members from legendary Swedish underground bands like Flasket Brinner, Kebnekajse and Turid. One of the best, most influential and appreciated recordings from the Swedish hippie underground. This beautiful CD release contains the full album perfectly re-mastered from the tapes + 7 exclusive bonus cuts and itas housed in a digi-pack with informative liner notes in English."
~ by: forcedexposure.
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This album from 1972 by former Steampacket II member Mikael Ramel is a curiosity among curiosities. Ramel is your basic one man band on this record and while many who attempt the one man format sometimes fall short of making a cohesive album, Ramel seems to thrive in undertaking it all himself. As for the music, my best description would be folk-psych-prog-rock. The first track "Hfr du pe?" features open tuned guitars, well-recorded percussion and a lovely melody. It ends up sounding like a cross between Crosby, Stills and Nash and something Pete Townshend would write. The second track is a bit bluesy and whimsical that's almost Cream like in its execution. The record is all over the place: Pink Floyd, CSN, early Al Stewart, Pete Townshend. Moments will remind listeners of all those from time to time and probably a few others, too. Ramel uses tape recorder manipulation to produce many of the electric guitar parts. Speeding up solo's to produce some interesting sounds. Several songs feature solid flute playing somewhere between Ray Thomas and Ian Anderson. Violin is also a featured solo instrument and is put to outstanding use on several tracks.For the most part the album is rather low key and somewhat quiet in tone. " Lengt in i naturen" uses outdoor sounds for a soundscape. A terrific organ solo keys the track and will remind one of Pink Floyd's "Several Small Species..." track from Ummagumma when the organ fades out and leaves the outdoor sounds with curious sped up vocal noises. Ramel's variety of instrumentation, strong sense of melody and his psychedelic sensibilities manage to take a record that could easily come apart at the seems and turn it into something unique.While none of the album's tracks are overly progressive, many have prog leanings such as the nearly eleven minute "Artificiell Prana". The track starts off with a brief bit of tape manipulation into an almost Doobie Bros. feel, if the Doobies had been from Sweeden. Something about the way the acoustic guitars are produced has that Doobies sound. Numerous solos abound on this tune and it probably is the highlight of the record.The bonus tracks on the CD reissue don't really do anything to surpass the original album versions, although "Jam-jam", which is not part of the original LP, does have nice Zappaesque guitar work.To sum it up, the first time I heard the album, I thought it was curious, but with further listening, I've decided it's still a curious record, but it has unique charm all its own.
~ by: AdmKirk.
More info:http://www.rockprog.com/Rock/aboutartswe.aspx?path=ArtistInfo/MikaelRamel.htm&index=0&infoIndex=2

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