Instedt - for many years Stockholm-based Norrbotten, as well as a larger-than-life artist, who since the late 1970s has mostly represented influential rock bands (Överdos, Brick, NEI! Et al.).


Perhaps it may be the English texts? Perhaps the feeling of real danger in the presence of his former bands was so overwhelming that the general public did not really get used to it more than just the moments they actually confronted?


Well. Patrik has calmed down. And with a band of routine, easy-age gentlemen with backgrounds among, among others, Randy, The Hives, Park Hotels, Death Fest and Thåström, we can usually fight conflicted swimmers, maybe at last, relax a little.


And now, Patrik sings in Swedish. Texts that do not resemble somebody else. The music is at the same time easily accessible and complicated. Like Jesus Lizard, if they came from the Boden. Thus, not like a Buddhist band that heard Jesus Lizard, but that the Northern-born ragging culture really had bred David Yow and his manners. Seems incomprehensible. Obviously, if you heard The Sekt.


At the same time, listen to the refrain in my gun, it's a hit! Same with Rain in the Boden, a hit! Listen to the intrusive vodka in Dark and Kega. The furious sorrow of Schopenhauer's friend. Music that does not weigh it unpleasant but at the same time does not throw it like a rock or a bad conscience in the face of the listener.


So, only the very biggest (Bruce Springsteen, Pascal, Kat Bjelland, Patti Smith and a few more) can do: entice you where you're not dared to go but you never want to leave. It's music that changes you.


The Sekt does not sound like anything else but you will love it.


Mattias Alkberg

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