When you start getting into super experimental music, in my opinion, there is a fine line between actually listenable and, well, just random noise. It is a line that many new artists seem to barrel over with total disregard. Swedish band Smycken (whose name translates in English to "Jewelery") on the other hand, seems to have pushed that boundary and come up with a real jewel of a track in 'Marble Slabz.' It's quite unlike anything I've heard before, yet is actually really catchy and a joy to listen to. In fact, when I first heard it, I couldn't help but listen to it several times on repeat.

Oddly enough their latest LP (and first appearance on vinyl) was a split LP with another Swedish band called Viking Jews, who are a little more on the ambient side, through their mutual label Release The Bats. While not all their other tracks show an equal range of experimental success as this one, I foresee in Smycken, another great Swedish band on the rise.

MP3: Marble Slabz - Smycken

1 comment:

Andres said...

This stuff is good