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Alive at Roadburn

by Hills

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Charlie Moonbeam
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Charlie Moonbeam A powerful live performance from these adventurous Swedes. Jammy psych splendor. Favorite track: Frigörande Musik.
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woe_bonnet Smoke your jazz cigarettes, hop in an innertube, and float away on an on-fire lazy river... Favorite track: Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd.
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Myster0ns Great! Can't wait to see them live at Rocket 20! Favorite track: National Drone.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I have many live recordings from Roadburn in my collection...there is something about the vibe of this event that seems to bring out the best in inventive, jamming musicians...I've listened to Hills for a good while now, so this release is right on the money for me...
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Alive at Roadburn is Gothenburg based Hills 3rd album with Rocket Recordings.

Hot off the Swedish Psychedelia revival of the past few years and after their hailed 2015 album ‘Frid’, Hills connect the dots to their countries rich and intoxicating past with a handful of new sepia-toned tunes.

Like their predecessors unholy trinity of Pärson Sound, International Harvester and Träd Gräs och Stenar, Hills penchant to stretch out beyond, performing what feels like openly casual exhortations into intricate eastern tones and primal hypnotic rhythms, the band illustrates that their sermons offer rational derangements of all the senses.

These four tracks sit deeply buried in oblivion, bones, skin, sweat, grooved with fearless intensity with no diminution of the interplay, spontaneity and feeling onstage, the band are entombed in mantric repetition while the vapour trail of The Byrds ‘Untitled’ epic;
‘Eight Miles High’ descend into an Elysian Field, where the dead enjoy happy tranquility, until they come to life and rise up again.

Alive in Roadburn summons the spirits of Swedish Midsummer celebration, the welcoming of the light of the longest day, as a people who have endured the long dark winter, their celebration of light, steeped in pagan roots are absorbed into the bands psyche and these tracks sit like Cairns on the Swedish landscape, built as monuments to Hills.

The Hills are very much Alive and Burning.



released March 17, 2017


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