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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Mountain Blues from Sweden
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ALP 163CD ALP 163CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/13/2005

"Listening to the music on this album by Mats and David, and considering its reference to the Blues (in title at least), I am left to ponder how strongly Black American Blues music is ingrained into the cultural DNA of even a middle-aged, white, middle-class citizen of the United States. Also I am forced to realize how foreign those methods of expression might seem to artists born into European history. Perhaps this subconscious content of American Blues is as significant a component in the difference between the sound of American improvised music and its European counterpart as the issue of 'time.' So I think that this set of pieces is about a feeling, if it is meant to be connected to the Blues. And the feeling here is bordered by the somber baritone hymn that begins and ends the album." -- Ken Vandermark.