A Swedish rock kaleidoscope Arbete Och Fritid, founded in 1969 by the key player/cellist/composer Ove Karlsson, had established themselves by means of versatile rock inquiry, based upon purified Swedish folk music. The members, frequently changed except Ove depending upon music styles, had had the point in common that they had been remarkably influenced by experimental jazz/underground rock, and also avantgarde/minimalism like John Cage, Terry Riley, or La Monte Young…
This early group of Jordi Soler made an adventurous album of largely improvised jazz-rock with long electric guitar, bowed bass and trumpet solos. It contains only four long tracks (plus 2 bonus tracks on CD edition), with "Excusa Núm. 1" paraphrasing the main theme of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" (which might be a coincidence). This is typical for jazz-rock musicians who want to experiment and comparable to Nucleus, Miles Davis, Min Bul, John McLaughlin, Arbete & Fritid and early Henry Cow.
"Pregnant Rainbows For Colourblind Dreamers Taking" is the name from one of the bonus tracks. This stand alone box set is designed as a listening companion to the critically acclaimed reference book "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Progressive Music 1967 - 1979".
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's second album was much the same as their first, offering competent late-'60s British blues, given a slightly darker cast than was usual for the style via Victor Brox's somber vocals. Like their debut, it was dominated by original material, and as on its predecessor, the compositions were rather routine blues-rock numbers, though they benefited from arrangements by highly skilled players. The best of these tracks were the ones that utilized Brox's gloomy, almost gothic organ, if only because it made them stand out more among the company of the many similar bands recording in the prime of the British blues boom.
Talking Heads fans have been waiting a long time to have the band's eight studio albums remastered and reissued, but they may find that the long-awaited revamping of the group's catalog is somewhat problematic. Instead of being released as individual titles, all eight titles were boxed and reissued as an expensive set, Talking Heads Brick (this box retails for $149.99; individual releases are tentatively scheduled to follow, three to four months after this set's October 2005 release) – and they're not issued as CDs, they're only available as DualDiscs, a format that contains a CD on one side and a DVD on the other.