BLOD - KÄRE JESUS/MANDYS BIL 7"
Another nerve-wrecking tape collage work from the Gothenburg-based Blod. Spun from the circle
around Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod uses found cassettes to create bizarre glimpses of an
extremely cold but thrilling north. Thrift store gems of private home recordings of children
singing, random conversations and crude boom box experimentation, sometimes spiced up
with sparse instrumentation and always layered with a rudimentary paus-rec ff-rewind editing.
There’s a humorous vein often absent in contemporary tape music, yet the private nature of
the source material adds a disturbing flavour. It’s often like breaking in into someone’s living room
on a Saturday night and hiding behind the rugged IKEA family couch. 'Käre Jesus' is based on
repeated snippets from a Christian congregation somewhere in Sweden, classic A-side material
and the one for the charts. The slow burner 'Mandys Bil' on the flipside investigates
how gruelling it can be to own a car.
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