Yes! God IS good people. After a transcendent release party at The Victoria Theater in Malmö, it is only right for Adrian Recordings to team up with fellow Malmö labelmates Psychic Malmö and Lugnet Records and bring you VEDs latest album “Spectra”.
Listening to VED on Spectra rouses the imagination. Mental pictures of the free loft scene in New York, a smoky rock bar in Istanbul, Polanski‘s feverish dreams, late Oriental beach parties and Don Cherry’s cabin in the Swedish countryside all pop up and flicker by. You come to realize that they’ve done this record in their small and bleak home town of Malmö, right here in the part of town called Möllevången. A concrete and tiny spot on the map of Sweden, but a place that has given them a chance to form their own unique universe. A universe that seems endless, created from fragments of the past and present, where you can hear echoes of places that might never have even existed.
The Malmoe-based group is doing some of Swedens most interesting music right now.
– 4/5, Smålandsposten.
If last year’s VED- album was sprawling, the sequel is more compact. Möllevångs- funky flout- out have been replaced with cinematic tensions and a monotonous forward movement that just continues – even after the music stops.
– 4/6, Gaffa.
The new release gives us two songs that undeniably have the force that earlier records promised[…] The two songs “Spectra” and “Starokórokas” are stuffed with adventurous soundscapes and floats by to fast. Just put it on repeat.
– 4/5, City.
It´s time to mention VED as not only national, but top international instrumental music.– 4/5, Nya Upplagan.
No matter how you choose to label the music it is damn good. With an emphasis on damn. The music is heavy, euphoric spells from the purgatory of rock hell.
-4/5, Helsingborgs dagblad.