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Enhet för Fri Musik is a Free-Folk and experimental music collective formed in 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band features assorted members of the current Swedish underground from bands such as Neutral, Makthaverskan, Arv & Miljö, and Blod. A local scene supergroup, the band also runs the label Förlag För Fri Musik to document their own releases as well as the fertile underground scene surrounding them (much like the Xpressway label founded by artists Bruce Russell, Peter Jefferies, and Alastair Galbraith showcased the early experimental music scene in Dunedin, New Zealand in the late 80’s and early 90’s). Enhet för Fri Musik is the natural extension of a rich lineage going back to legendary Swedish bands from the 70s, such as Pärson Sound, Trad Gras Och Stenar, International Harvester, and Arbete Och Fritid, whose music pushed boundaries and chose artistic innovation over any commercial concerns.
Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig is the band’s fifth release and it’s a unique masterpiece. The mysteriously hypnotic album, released in July of 2017 in an extremely limited pressing of 300, sold out quickly without receiving distribution to greater Europe or the United States. The atmospheric record features atonal guitar, organ, tape effects, saxophone, and field recordings, along with folk songs laced in experimental song constructions that defy genre, moving like a river might through different environments, taking and leaving things as it moves, and coalescing around Sofie Herner’s haunting vocals. Grapefruit is extremely proud to be reissuing this rare thing of beauty in a deluxe gatefold jacket and original artwork provided by the band. We are also making a limited edition t-shirt with the band’s skull logo design available exclusively to those preordering the album.
Praise for Enhet För Fri Musik
“[Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig] is one of the most wonderful albums I’ve ever heard from Sweden. People will try hard to figure this one out in the future. A comment on a welfare system collapsing? Just a glimpse into the creators’ childhood memories of rainy summers cut-jumping back and forth to scenes of cases of 3.5% beer smashed on the concrete behind the Sibylla, neverending confirmation camps, virginities forever lost and trimmed mopeds disappearing in the morning fog? The letting go’s and the joys and the sorrows of it all.”
- Efraim F. Ponteus, May 1st 2017.
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I’ve been looking for this band! Psychedelia at its absolute finest......it takes its time, spacious interludes abound, and lots of atmosphere. Interesting tidbits here and there, distorted, pleasing vocals. They obviously don't take themselves too seriously either, but man, this is the real tripped out serious deal. I am hooked. CuriousCloud
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What an album. Dark, disturbing ambient noise tracks sit uncomfortably alongside roughly gorgeous acoustic guitar pieces. Part John Fahey, part Amps for Christ, and still all its own. Anyone who can make an 18 minute noise piece feel like no time at all is a genius. Levrikon