Lund Calling. . .

Lund Calling. . .

Lund Records Sampler


Lund Records is located in the small college town of Lund, Sweden, and if this sampler is representative of the music scene there, it’s safe to say it’s only mediocre to good — definitely not great. I had a feeling that there would be some amazing find on this compilation, but instead, I’ve discovered a few bands that have promise, but none that have blown me away. Of course, the press packet makes the bands out to be things they are definitely not. For instance, Favorita is said to be “experimental,” when their music wouldn’t even stand out on a generic top 40 station. Damn!, a group that features DJs and live musicians, puts together some pretty cool party funk, and their somewhat amusing “Stinky, Stinky Ashtray” is supposedly a cult hit in some circles. The Mutts sound like Sweden’s answer to Cracker, which could be good or bad depending on where you stand. The Langhorns are a decent if unadventurous surf instrumental group. Their tasty licks would make good soundtrack music.

Poetized show the most promise by far. Their music is a nice mix of hip-hop and laid-back funk with some darker trip-hop sounds thrown into the balance. As for the Creeps, they need to start getting a lot creepier before I’ll want to waste any words describing them.

LoveCat Music, P.O. Box 548, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Violinist Gregory Harrington
    Violinist Gregory Harrington

    Renowned violinist Gregory Harrington unveils how he chose elegant covers on his new album Without You.

  • Sparks

    A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (BMG). Review by Generoso Fierro.

  • Lucifer Star Machine
    Lucifer Star Machine

    Devil’s Breath (Sign Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Let My Daughter Go
    Let My Daughter Go

    The latest from Creston Mapes, “Let My Daughter Go” delivers everything his dedicated disciples have come to expect – inspiring heroes and despicable villains, along with plenty of action and non-stop tension.

  • Iron City Houserockers
    Iron City Houserockers

    Have a Good Time, But Get Out Alive (Cleveland International). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Carleen Williams
    Carleen Williams

    “Home Stretch”. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Dennis and Lois
    Dennis and Lois

    Music superfans Lois and Dennis have been attending concerts and befriending musicians since the ’70s. The couple shares their obsessive music fandom with the rest of the world in this quirky, charming documentary.

  • COVID Diary #3
    COVID Diary #3

    Forced isolation, too much coffee and a stack of records result in a batch of attention deficit record reviews.

  • Beach Slang
    Beach Slang

    The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City (Bridge Nine Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Monks Road Social
    Monks Road Social

    Humanism (Monk’s Road Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives