Back in Summer 2008, at the very start of this blog, we wrote about the band Salma Gandhi, hailing from Malmö. They said then that they were working on their debut album, but it took four years more, until “The Quest For Nonsense Never Ends” was released this Autumn. But it was worth waiting for…
What they call stoner jazz appears to me as wild instrumental journey into the world of psychadelia, also coloured by progressive rock, jazz, blues and other stuff. It breathes of the late sixties/the beginning of the seventies, and even more so from from the filmic vibe in the music, where it sometimes feels like I’m drawn into a hardboiled detective thriller with car rides, smoky nightclubs and drama. But during the 75 minutes they achieve much more than that, as they can travel from a flipped-out jam to blues to a beautiful melodic ambience.
It’s a solid connective album where also the crazy track titles have their own meaning. As I understand it, the band members have made it into a kind of game, coming up with titles which with word acrobatics in some way describe the songs. What about, for example, “Paranoid Cow On a Mushroom Lawn” or “Polish Rodeo For Drunken Teenage Midgets”? Listen for yourself here below in a couple of songs.
Salma Gandhi on Facebook – on Spotify – on Wimp
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