Fläsket Brinner återförenades 2003 i samband av återutgivningen av gruppens andra skiva ”fläsket”. Bandet fick ett entusiastiskt mottagande. Samma år gav Mellotronen ut en CD-Box, Swedish Radio Recordings, med fyra inspelningar från tidigt 70-tal, medverkande förutom originalmedlemmarna, bl. a Bobo Stenson, Bosse Skoglund, Gunnar Bergsten och Bo Hansson. Boxen sålde slut och nya upplagor har tryckts upp.

 

Sommaren 2005 tillkom, förutom originalmedlemmarna Bengt Dahlén, gitarr och Erik Dahlbäck trummor, nya medlemmarna Thomas Jutterström på Hammond o Fender Rhodes (spelade med FB 1979-80), Göran Lagerberg, bas och Anders Ekholm, tenorsax.

Det innebar en "ny nytändning" med rutinerade basisten Lagerberg,

orgelvirtuosen Jutterström och saxofonisten Ekholm med tydliga jazzreferenser.2007 anslöt sig keyboardisten Stefan Blomqvist som med sitt piano och sin synt ger större tyngd och bredare klangfärg till musiken.

Denna konstellation av Fläsket Brinner är mer än redo att möta nya och gamla beundrare.

 

Om man skall försöka beskriva gruppens musik brukar man poängtera att den formmässigt har mycket tydliga jazzinslag. Dels för att den är instrumental men även för att den till stor del bygger på improvisation. Man brukar även associera till Frank Zappas 60 tals grupp Mothers of Invention och till gruppen Deep Purple.

Men framför allt låter gruppen som sig själv. Man har ett eget tydligt personligt sound som inte går att ta miste på.

 

Fläsket Brinner är med sin blandning av rock, jazz och folkton en av de främsta representanterna för den musikaliskt intressanta proggen, en musik som står sig än idag.  Det är ett nyvaknat intresse för  musiken från tidigt 70-tal och en hel del av banden från den tiden har börjat spela igen.

 

Ett klipp från Borås tidning feb. 2007

.... håller musiken nu 37 år senare? Vad finns kvar av de malande 20-minuterslåtarna?

Jo allt, plus att alla de nu sex musikaliskt bräckte merparten av dagens toppmusiker, med gitarristen Bengt Dalén som ren virtuos. Spelet är lika granittungt hypnotiskt och granskogsmörkt, men något har tillkommit, en kraft i vreden, en insikt om all nuets egoism och självgodhet, en romantiskt färgad empati. Herregud, det är ju nu proggen skulle behövas, och den rent manglade oss med sin urkraft.

Kompkulissen är så tät att knappt en knappnål finge plats, med fenomenen Erik Dahlbäck och Göran Lagerberg, trummor och bas, bakom både elpiano och hammond (Sten Blomquist och Thomas Jutterström) som klangdynamo. Över detta låg Dalén och Anders Ekholm på gitarr och sax, ibland ursinnigt kraftfullt, ibland nästan vekt och mjukt melodiskt. Extranumrets pingpongkontrapunktik var nåt av det effektfullaste vi hört.

Lite musikalisk info om medlemmarna i Fläsket Brinner:

Bengt Dahlén, gitarr
(Har spelat med bl. a Lenne & The Lee Kings, Hansson och Karlsson, Mikael Ramel)

Erik Dahlbäck, trummor

(Har spelat med bl. a GåRunt Show, Pugh Rogefeldt, Red Mitchell, Änglaspel, Per Henrik Wallin)

G
öran Lagerberg, bas

(Har spelat med bl. a Tages, Kebnekajse, Egba, Grymlings)

 

Anders Ekholm, saxofon

(Har spelat med bl a Änglaspel, Abash, Limehouse Swing, Boris Jazz´n Roll Band)

 

Thomas Jutterström, orgel o elpiano.

(Har spelat med bl a Östen Warnebring, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Beppe Wolgers, Splash)

 

Stefan Blomquist elpiano o synt

(Har spelat med bl. a Egba, Eje Thelin, Monica Zetterlund, Pugh Rogefeldt)

 

 

 

 

 

A review of the 1971 first album from hippy.com

 

Flasket Brinner: Fläsket Brinner (1971) 

Reviewer: Ben Miler

Section: Reviews | Category: Music | Area: Sweden

 

Here's a totally unknown, killer Swedish band that few have ever heard of: Fläsket Brinner. They had released two albums, this self-entitled offering on Silence Records, and a second album simply entitled Fläsket in 1972 on Polydor. But the review is for their debut.

 

What's unusual of this album is it's recorded live, which is not typical for a debut, but believe me, the band had put on a killer show that night. This is some really killer jamming progressive jazz rock that just doesn't let up! The opening cut, "Gånglåten" might not reveal that, it sounds like a repetitive Bo Hansson piece without the organ. It's not bad, but it seems like the odd piece.

 

The next one is a 14 minute piece called "Tysta Finskan" and here's what shows the best qualities of the band: killer jamming with lots of of great guitar from Bengt Dahlen and organ work from Sten Bergman (who also played flute, this guy also played for Bo Hansson), with some squeaky saxes provided by Gunnar Bergsten (who also played for Bo Hansson). You'll also hear the band playing an excerpt from Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings as well. Those two songs are side one.

Side two contains six shorter pieces, but that doesn't mean the music isn't of any less quality. This just as killer as "Tysta Finskan". "Bosses Låt" was a song written by Bo Hansson, and he even guests here! So unsurprisingly, this sounds like something Bo Hansson would do on his albums, except with more power and energy. "Räva" is basically guitarist Bengt Dahlen's time to shine, and it sounds a lot like something Frank Zappa could have done when he was in a jamming mood. I can't say there's any weak spot to be found on side two.

 

The only real complaint I have of this album is it still hasn't seen the light of day as a CD reissue, so you'll have to find the original LP, which isn't easy to come by, but if you can get a hold of a copy, it's really well worth it. So if you want some intense, jamming progressive jazz rock, get this album without hesitation.

 

And from rateyourmusic.com

 

Mindblowingly intense progressive jazz rock from Sweden. There are times the music just won't let up, with wild organ and guitar work, with sax and flute…

 

 

 

Artist:             FLASKET BRINNER

Title:   Flasket (Second Album)

Label:             POLYDOR (SWEDEN)

Format:             CD

 

Reissue of the 2nd and last Flasket Brinner album ... In the world of acid-laced progressive reissues, this is exceptionally well done. "The reissue that everybody in to the Swedish 60s-70s underground scene has been waiting for but never thought would be re-released due to contractual difficulties but here it is now. One of the most legendary and sought after of all Swedish 1970s LPs. Long track with extended jams and superb acid guitar voyages. Comes with the original (that was censored on most original copies) sleeve. This CD contains the complete 2xLP Flasket. A landmark in Swedish 70s underground sound history.

 

Fläsket Brinner were one of Sweden's best underground bands. Their name translates as Burning Pork Fat, and they brought that offbeat sensibility to their music. While their first album was a mixture of folky and heavy rock instrumentals, for the follow-up they recorded enough tracks to fill a double album, and could therefore expand their repertoire to include jazz, rock and boogie. The jazz makes its first appearance in the opening three tracks, with the jaunty 'Klotet' being one of the best. 'Vartagardsvalsen' is more of a rock instrumental, and that leads nicely into one of the oddest tracks on the album, the Quo-lite boogie of 'Di Dumme Sma Björnana'. The jaunty jazz of 'Jäten Feeling' is reminiscent of a 70's cop show theme tune - and there is nothing wong with that - and 'Beate Hill' has some great jazz-rock saxophone playing on it. For the second disc of the double album most of the tracks are live recordings, showing that the band really excelled in the live arena. 'Grismakt' is a case in point, wirth its lyrical guitar-work shining out over the sturdy jazz-rock backing. Halfway through they introduce a Swedish folk theme, and then use that as a launching pad for some stunning heavy guitar rock. An outstanding track that never outstays its welcome despite clocking in at some fourteen minutes long. Lengthy closer 'Örspranget' is another guitar tour de force over some solid drumming, and even includes snatches from 'In The Hall Of The Mountain King' and a reprise featuring the 'Jean Genie' riff. Overall this is a truly excellent album which once again shows that the Scandinavians are the real experts when it comes to jazz-rock. Out on CD, so no excuse not to try it.

Artist:             FLASKET BRINNER

Title:   The Swedish Recordings 1970-1975

Label:             MELLOTRON RECORDS (SWEDEN)

Format:             4CD BOX

 

"Yes it's finally here: The gigantic deluxe 4 CD box with Swedish psychedelic/progressive 1970s music scenes most explosive and dynamical band Flasket Brinner. The beautiful box consists of 4 CD of previously unreleased material recorded by the Swedish National Radio between the years 1970-1975. Three classical line-ups of this legendary band is represented. The line-up with the world renowned pianist Bobo Stenson (Rena Rama) and the underground legend Bo Hansson (The Lord of the Rings, Hansson & Karlsson) never previously on record. During the Hansson/Stenson period the band performed The Lord of the Rings and The Magicians Hat live, which really should get this CD box international interest. The box also contains Swedish psychedelic celebrities like Bosse Skoglund (Peps, Lasse Gullin) and Sebastian Oberg (Flaskkvartetten, Algarnas Tradgard). A massive 32-page booklet with band history, discography and 98 previously unpublished photos and a holographic sleeve."