MAMONT (2012)- Passing Through The Mastery Door {Bilocation Records / Ozium Records} {Nyköping, Suecia}

Banda sueca de heavy psych stoner rock. Son dos guitarristas, Karl Adolfsson (voces) y Jonathan Wårdsäter; Victor Wårdsäter en bajo y Jimmy Karlsson en batería. Son jóvenes y tienen futuro. Han sacado este disco en noviembre de 2012 y un ep con tres canciones en abril de 2011. Si bien ellos muestran personalidad a la hora de tocar, se encuentran profundas influencias desde el propio moviento stoner que se da en Suecia hasta sonidos más tradicionales de la cultura sueca. Pero eso sí, hacen stoner heavy psych.

Como decía más arriba han sacado primero el ep y luego de pulir un poco su sonido editaron bajo la distribución dos discográficas -una sueca y otra alemana- el disco Passing Through the Mastery Door que conforma, en conjunto, un álbum conceptual que da sendas muestras de un viaje lisérgico típico de la movida stoner contemporánea.

Hoy por hoy, la banda se encuentra de gira y está ya confirmada su presencia en el Freak Valley Festival 2013. Mamont tocará terceros luego de los argentinos Banda de la Muerte y los daneses Moonless para dejar el escenario -luego de otras bandas más- a los ingleses Uncle Acid y los Deadbeats y los norteamericanos Naam. Este festival es arto interesante por la gran cantidad de bandas del palo que compartirán escenario para finales de mayo de este año. Por cómo suenan estos muchachos de Nykoping harán un coctel de bandas muy bueno. Es una banda a tener en vista ya que suenan muy prometedora.


Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing  

1.Mammuten 04:50
2.Jag Sår Ett Frö 05:32
3.Creatures 06:40
4.Blind Man (Part III) 06:18
5.Stonehill Universe 04:40
6.The Secret Of The Owl 05:10   
7.Woods 02:54   
8.Satans Fasoner


Line-up / Musicians


Karl Adolfsson - guitar & vocals
Jonathan Wårdsäter - guitar
Victor Wårdsäter - bass
Jimmy Karlsson - drums



released 28 September 2012
Recorded by Nicko Dimarino (Deep Blue Studios, Nyköping Sweden).
Mastered by Micke Lind (Masterplant, Sweden).
Album artwork by Robin Gnista.

All lyrics and music written by Mamont.
Published by Ozium Records.




Les dejo un extracto de la entrevista que hace H.p.Tasmaster en The Obelisk a la banda. Es muy graciosa la anécdota sobre la grabación de las aves en medio de quilombo que hacían las Fuerzas Armadas Suecas:


1. Tell me about the writing process for Passing through the Mastery Door. Was there something specific you wanted to do differently after the EP? It seems like the album came together pretty quickly. When were the songs written?
 
The plan was to first do a new EP with some songs that we had written last year. We liked the retro feeling on the old one, but we had started to experiment more with fuzz and wanted the next recording to have a more tone of stoner.
Then Ozium Records contacted us and wanted to sign the band. We said “fuck yeah” and started directly to discuss a full album. We didn’t have so much time to rehearse because I am studying in Stockholm (one hour from our hometown Nyköping), and we also had a lot of shows in the weekends.
Everyone seems to think that our old EP was released this year, but we recorded it 2011. It just got known to people outside Sweden earlier this year.
I came to live in Nyköping again in June and we had less than two weeks to prepare the album before we hit the studio. Three of the songs (“Creatures,” “Stonehill Universe” and “The Secret of the Owl”) were older ones that we have played a lot. The rest of the album was in fact done under these two weeks.

We then had one very intense week in Deep Blue Studios in Nyköping, the same studio where the EP was recorded. The song “Woods” is actually just the result of a jam in the studio. We wanted the album to land for a while, to then give you a punch in the face with “Satans Fasoner” (directly translated to Satan’s manners and means damn manners).

It was a bit of surreal feeling when the Swedish Armed Force had exercises in the area around the studio that week. Armed soldiers and tanks everywhere, and it was a hell of a job to record the beautiful birdsong we have on the album, because of the fucking helicopters. [LINK@ http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/10/11/mamont-interview/]


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