Sunday, November 28, 2010

G.L. Unit - Orangutang! (1969)

This experimental big band was lead by Gunnar Lindqvist and featured a huge cast of improvising musicians. Among jazz stars like Bernt Rosengren and Maffy Falay? we also find prominent Movement musicians like Ove Karlsson, Torsten Eckerman, Roland Keijser, Bosse Skoglund, Bengt Berger (all five of whom were in Arbete & Fritid)., Allan Olsson and Sune Spangerberg (both of Iskra) and Gunnar Bergsten (Flasket Brinner). The influence of G.L. Unit showed up in the music of later groups like Forkladd Gud, Lokomotiv Konkret and Iskra. Gunnar Lindqvist were also the producer for EMI acts Solar Plexus, Panta Rei, Energy and Storm. Taken from Tobias Petterson's & Ulf Henningsson's "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Progressive Music 1967-1979" (c) 2007 Premium Publishing More details about the book here (sold out)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this one. I've heard a lot about it, but never actually been able to listen to it, until now!
Any chance you could find another Swedish album, Renhjärta – Glitt Glitt (1971)?
All the best,

Jörg said...

Lisa, a big THANK YOU for all the rare recors you've posted throughout the years. It's been some time since I was here the last time, so today I found a great many rare prog/jazz/kraut records (particularly Swedish and German ones) that I've never even heard about.

Being Swedish myself, the only one I knew of was Panta Rei, which I have on a home burnt CD.