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LP

NIMBUS - Obus, Finalnd 1974 (SHADOKS 181)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
In May 1973, the band Mafia changed the name to Nimbus and they've recorded their only album in 1974.

The Nimbus’ live repertoire matched their radio set list, consisting mainly of own compositions but they would still play the occasional covers like Frank Zappa among others. But Soon after the album’s release Nimbus went through some line-up changes and a bit later the band break up. Nimbus remained inactive for over thirty years. In 2007, they reformed for a single gig.
Nimbus' music is pure vintage-sounding Finnish prog/psychedelia of the early seventies, of the same level as Wigwam, Tasavallan Presidentti, or Session.

Our LP release features 3 bonus tracks recorded at a TV broadcast in January 1974.
A LP version of Obus has been on wish lists around the world for a long time. So please enjoy this progressive masterpiece from Finland.
This reissue is a cooperation with Rocket Records, Finland, who released the CD version.

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LP


BLUESET - Rock Machine, Sweden 1974 (SHADOKS 183)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
This great Swedish album by BLUESET was recorded in Södertälje, not far from Stockholm, in 1974. Blueset recorded 2 singles on Efel prior to the album plus a another single the same year the album came out. This only LP is very rare and reaching high prices on the collectors market. Sine at least two of the original members on the album has passed away, it began a hard search for the music owners. Our friend Tomi found the original bass player from the singles (Ingemar Linder - who also supplied all photos for the reissue) and Kerstin, the widow of Kenth Loong, guitarist, singer and composer of the album. So we are happy to re-release this album for the first time on LP.

The CD version comes out on Transubstans records.
An unreleased album is in the vaults of a producer in Stockholm which hopefully will be mixed one day so it can be released too...

Kenth Loong - guitar & vocals, Mikael Olofsson - bass, Claes Jansson - drums.
Our LP has 1 bonus track from a rare single with Ingemar Linder on bass.
ROCK MACHINE is highly recommended for fans of Hard Rock and heavy Blues-Psych, stoned hippie vibes, heavy guitar work, great English vocals and strong bass and drums grooves, very well produced and one of the best Scan album coming out this year.


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LP+7"

ALRUNE ROD - same, Denmark 1969 (SHADOKS 184)
LP+SINGLE 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 2 page insert / printed inner sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 7 " single with cover
Alrune Rod is the Danish name for the mythical mandrake root and was the name for one of the most popular hippie bands from Denmark. They shared the stage with Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin among many other famous bands.

The songs from the first album and single by Alrune Rod were well-rehearsed before going public. Therefore the band had material ready when they started to play heavily across Denmark in 1969. Alrune Rod’s first album with the lyrics assisted by Laus Bengtsson was composed as a whole, or concept album, in terms of the lyrics. This first album belongs to the top of the Danish underground scene among Young Flowers, Culpeper's Orchard, Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Pan, Hurdy Gurdy, The Old Man & The Sea, just to name a few. Their musical style is often described as a hybrid between THE GRATEFUL DEAD and early PINK FLOYD. They initially composed fairly long songs, typically of 10 to 13 minutes of length which blended the heaviness of the blues rock with the complexity of art rock, some of their compositions bordering on being symphonic. Original first albums are incredible hard to find in nice conditions since they have been played far too often in many cases.
Alrune Rod's first album could be easily compared to the early albums by Pink Floyd, stoned and trippy, an interstellar overdrive music masterpiece!



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CD
WHITE LIGHT - same, USA 1976 (SHADOKS 174)
CD: in jewelbox - 3 bonus tracks -
White Light was a progressive-rock group originally from New Orleans, then later from Austin, Texas, USA, where the group once recorded with Sonobeat Records (Mariani, Wildfire). White Light was comprised of Mike Hobren on guitars and vocals, Rob Haeuser on bass and synthesizers, and Rusty Haeuser on percussion and flute.
On White Light's self-titled album, fans of Progressive Rock will be treated to a real romp of experimental music that utilizes a host of instrumentation and special effects. The group's music is powerfully expressed on the track Pacemaker (sample track). Mike Hobren employed a diverse range of styles and techniques on the guitar, including the use of a cello bow on the introduction to the track Stargazer. Rob Haeuser's bass grounded the music perfectly, and his synthesizer work was, at times, haunting. Rusty Haeuser provided well-rounded percussion to inject a powerful rhythm line into the music. White Light was heavily influenced by progressive groups like YES, Pink Floyd and Weather Report, to name a few.
White Light is highly recommended for lovers of Progressive Rock with roots in the mid-'70s...but with a fresh twist that is uniquely their own!