Refused: David Sandström, Kristofer Steen & Jon Brännström.
Text is a vehicle,
like a band or a car. Text doesn't expect anything from anyone and doesn't
make much noise. Text does things that you can appreciate on a gut level.
There are no books that you need to read in order to better understand
what it is that Text does. Text is not ours or theirs or mine. Unlike most
other vehicles, Text can be driven by anyone. No license is required.
Text is a Swedish
group featuring all members of the late hardcore outfit Refused minus one
lead singer. David Sandstrom, Kristofer Steen, and Jon Brannstrom have
collaborated with numerous musicians to bring about what appears to be
an experimental brand of sound that is as far away from their past efforts
together as they could have gotten. Although the sound is a departure,
this album was actually recorded before Refused broke up. The result is
a peek into the final creative gasps of one of the greatest punk bands
that ever existed. Perhaps the most positive result of Refused dying, would
be the birth of Text.
Text is here
to change your mind about everything you thought music was. This is not
the kind of album you can file by genre. This is not the kind of album
you can explain in a sentence. This is not the kind of album you can describe
with silly words such as these. This is the kind of thing you need to understand
yourself. This is a merciless generous platform for the expressions that
interest you. A platform for those who must. This is Text.
album, which is self titled, is available everywhere.
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