Blod – Leendet Från Helvetet
Blod – Leendet Från Helvetet
Blod – Leendet Från Helvetet

Blod – Leendet Från Helvetet

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Label: Aguirre Records – ZORN89
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: Belgium
Released: 17 Jun 2022
Genre: Jazz, Non-Music, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Free Improvisation, Folk, Easy Listening, Free Jazz

So much Blod, so little time.  Back in 2017 it was pretty fair to assume that no more than 100 people would need to hear Leendet Från Helvetet on Förlag För Fri Musik - it’s a complicated and often uneasy mix of piss-taking Swedish plunderphonics, heavy-handed exotica and garish free-improv that never lets you settle.  Gustaf’s usual interests in the absolute boredom and banalities of everyday life are evident, collaged against emotionally vague ‘socialist prog / school room folk’ and more solemn moments like the melancholic piano solo on ‘Lust’ or with standout ‘Leendet Från Helvetet (Repris)’ where the scrappy recorded dialogue of a depressed YouTuber is pitted against dispirited amateur piano notes.  It isn’t easy to grasp and certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s this sorta dark humour and existential chaos that makes each Blod record so special.  With the benefit of hindsight and sprawl of releases since, for me  Leendet Från Helvetet  is still the most Blod Blod record and is finally back in print if ya need… (Mint / New - with insert)


A1 Håll Dem Borta 3:24
A2 Natten 3:30
A3 Leendet Från Helvetet 2:55
A4 Leendet Från Helvetet - Repris 4:10
B1 Lust 2:40
B2 Satan 3:50
B3 Tro, Hopp & Kärlek 2:10
B4 Tro, Hopp & Kärlek / Lust - Repris 8:10