International Harvester - Sov-Gott Rose Marie: Classic or Dud? (And damn your black heart if you think it's a dud!)

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No thread on this wonderful album and the only thread about the band is a fight between them and the International Noise Conspiracy. I didn't bother to look for other Parson Sound-related threads, admittedly.

Right now, this the only album I personally tangibly own that came out in the Sixties (it's difficult for me to not buy anything post-punk related), but hearing "Skordetider (Harvest Times)" on WFMU about two years ago made my jaw plop open for all 25 minutes -- what a fucking build! -- of the composition. I found a few other songs, loved them, and immediately purchased the album. I have to be in a certain mood for it but when it's on it's ineffably stellar and I can only listen to it in full. Absolutely, absolutely classic. I'll probably have more to say later when I'm better able to gather my thoughts on it, as I have some pretty odd things to say about it that will probably prove rather "What the fuck?"

Ian Riese-Moraine: exposing ambitious careerists as charlatans since 1986. (East, Saturday, 18 June 2005 01:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

skordetider is the long bonus track right? yeah it's a burner. on all their reissues, they added longass bonus tracks and they always end up being my favorites. if you get a chance, go see trad gras och stenar live... they still have the ability to blow minds

Amon (eman), Saturday, 18 June 2005 02:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, but get the other stuff they did around that period (Parsson Sound, Harvester, the long impossible named band, etc.) It's all gold.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Saturday, 18 June 2005 02:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah it's so good. something about this one in particular does it for me, but i love all of those parson bands. (actually, the harvester hemat album not so much.)

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Saturday, 18 June 2005 03:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the long impossible named band

Träd Gräs och Stenar?
I only have their s/t debut: it's a wonderful sprawling album.

willem (willem), Saturday, 18 June 2005 06:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Parson Sound, Harvester, International Harvester, and Trad Gras are all fucking fantastic.
Parson Sound's my fav though. Possibly b/c they were the first of the 4 that I heard, but more probably because they have the most massive fucking sound on the planet.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Saturday, 18 June 2005 20:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Dunno where I was when this thread went down. Just gotta add that yeah, they're incredible. I think this crowns the lot of 'em, followed by Hemat, and then Trad Gras's Djungens Lag. Parsson Sound is just something else entirely. Obviates nearly all of Bardo Pond's recordings.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Tuesday, 15 November 2005 05:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I think it needs to be pointed out:
this the only album I personally tangibly own that came out in the Sixties

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Tuesday, 15 November 2005 05:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

the New Trad Gras Och Stenar record is actually really good overall, the first track is a fucking killer especially. I could listen to the riff forever.

ian, Saturday, 16 May 2009 23:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

RIP Träd Gräs och Stenar / International Harvester / Parson Sound bass legend Torbjorn Abelli :

the same relation to machines as that which machines have to man (Matt #2), Monday, 16 August 2010 16:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

:( I love these bands. The International Harvester record is maybe the best of the lot.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

rip :(

am0n, Monday, 16 August 2010 17:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP massive-sounding dude

sleeve, Monday, 16 August 2010 19:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shit. Will pay tribute on the air this week. Huge fan of all this stuff.
Well, at least it fits into my theme (Heavy psych jams to combat back to school blues).

Trip Maker, Monday, 16 August 2010 19:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I'm listening to Parson Sound right now, and it is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

captain extra tomato (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 28 October 2010 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

been playing "homeless cats" by träd, gräs och stenar a lot this week. for a bunch of old guys it's really something, super lazy bardo pond-ish fuzziness. and the production is great too.

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 11 December 2010 15:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

holy shit @ "Skördetider", I just picked up a cheap reissue CD and god DAMN that is like seeing mountains slowly dancing

KrafTwerk (sleeve), Saturday, 17 May 2014 00:25 (four years ago) Permalink

You hear Parson Sound yet, sleeve?

#zolo (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 17 May 2014 05:44 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, I have that box, love it

KrafTwerk (sleeve), Saturday, 17 May 2014 06:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah it is amazing.

#zolo (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 17 May 2014 12:51 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Hooooly heck

Silence present a five-LP box set featuring International Harvester titled Remains. The box contains their debut album from 1968 Sov Gott Rose-Marie and Hemåt from 1969, along with three full bonus albums with live material dating from 1967-1969. It also includes a poster, lots of pictures, and a long interview with member Thomas Tidholm made by Mats Eriksson Dunér. 180 gram black vinyl; Edition of 1000.

International Harvester emanated from Pärson Sound and later became Träd, Gräs och Stenar ("Trees, Grass and Stones"). Member Thomas Tidholm on the recordings: "We talked about making the music stop and stand perfectly still. And that did happen sometimes. We never let go of the drone. We hardly made any key changes and never changed chords." Thomas Tidholm and Anders Lind, the engineer for the early albums, have listened to two cases full of live recordings from 1967 to 1969. After editing them, Anders has restored and mastered the live material from the old cassette tapes and for the two original albums -- original analog master tapes have been used. Digitally transferred at 96 khz/24 bits and gently remastered by Anders Lind.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink


tylerw, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Awwww man my heart and my wallet

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 March 2018 06:00 (one year ago) Permalink

holding out for the CD version to avoid the inevitable track-splitting across sides of the vinyl

sleeve, Thursday, 8 March 2018 06:26 (one year ago) Permalink

^^yeah man, never let go of the drone!

willem, Thursday, 8 March 2018 07:32 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Saw Träd, Gräs och Stenar last night and despite them being deeply exhausted it was a great set. Wished venue had a mess of bean bags and everyone could flop on the floor though.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 23 September 2018 03:03 (five months ago) Permalink

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