TRÄD GRÄS OCH STENAR – Tack för kaffet (So Long)
(Subliminal Sounds/Gåshud) 2LP
The long awaited new album from the legendary piooners of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack för Kaffet is a tribute to founding members Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz, both of whom contributed to the album before their deaths, and forms something of a farewell show for the old Träd, Gräs och Stenar, with all the old and new members — cofounder Bo Anders Persson, Abelli, Gartz, Jakob Sjöholm, Sigge Krantz, and Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing) — playing and contributing. Recorded live to tape in the band’s countryside music workshop, these seven mind-melting improvisations travel beyond time and space and through the magical unknown, a manifestation of the timelessly organic music and free creation that has been a TGS hallmark since their formation in 1969.