With the eponymous third LP from Sweden’s psychedelic prog rock alchemists Agusa confirmed for late October release through Laser’s Edge, the album’s closing movement “Bortom Hemom” has been made available for streaming in the player below.
Agusa was recorded and mixed by Viktor Rinneby and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Katz, and sees the band delivering the singular brand of trance-inducing, folk-inspired, psychedelic rock through more traditional track lengths, offering five songs which range from five to ten-and-a-half minutes in length and are a bit heavier than the album’s predecessors.
Agusa’s Mikael Ödesjö offers of the song:”‘Bortom Hemom’ translates roughly as ‘Beyond Homeward’ and consists of two sections joined together by a bridge. The first part is in 7/4 and the second in 3/4. Perhaps our most ‘progressive’ effort this far. Enjoy!”
The follow-up to 2015’s “Agusa 2” (Två ) sees the Agusa circleexpanding the kaleidoscopic output which conjures images of nature and the cosmos, the extensive passages again leading the listener into fantastic realms of a possibly supernatural or parallel existence. The record is completed with fantastic artwork by Danilo Stankovic and design by Peter Wallgren.
Laser’s Edge will release Agusa on digital, CD, and LP on October 27th. The track list is:
1. Landet Längesen
3. Den Förtrollade skogen
4. Sagor från Saaris
5. Bortom hemom
Check out “Bortom Hemom” here: