Sunday, March 19, 2006

Mikael Ramel - Extra Vaganza (1974)

Originally released on vinyl in 1974 this is the excellent second album by Mikael, who later became a member of Flasket Brinner (70's jazz rock band). This is a move away from his Swedish folk roots turning to a more West Coast/progressive rock sound with a mellow vibe and some great guitar work, keyboards and trippy backwards effects. Guest musicians include Kenny Hakansson and Bo Hansson and the overall vibe is very much like early '70's Zappa with a West Coast edge and rural vibe. Superb jamming acid jazz rock with some beautiful melodic touches. The four bonus tracks are in English too. Freak Emporium


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lisa.