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ARTIST
TITLE
UPA
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
GRA 011CD GRA 011CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/18/2002

"Instrumental album of arcane psychedelia and romantic, Arctic circle ambience from former Union Carbide Productions/Soundtrack Of Our Lives guitarist, genius/recluse Bjorn Olsson, whose deft guitar-work and narcotic interludes made TSOOL albums like Welcome to the Infant Freebase and Extended Revelation such utterly mindblowing affairs. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, Instrumentalmusik... (on the Omplatten label in the US). UPA opens with the startling and surreal frantic steel drum fusion of 'Schweinfest', then basks in Olsson's trademark solarized Morricone--Bo Hanson--Popol Vuh atmospheric and gracefully shades in some Herb Alpert brass, 70s Am Radio, and traditional Svensk folkmusik (imagine the aurora borealis flickering between your speakers, headphones, eardrums), before closing with the gargantuan riff and slide guitar groove of 'Tema I'. Then the entire album is tracked again, the second version filtered through Olsson's mini-cassette recorder, which gave the music a strange, warm quality that he found very appealing."