Stereogum.com Debuts New LEKAMEN ILLUSIONEN KALLET Track
In a world premier exclusive, Sweden’s Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK) has teamed up with Stereogum.com for the debut of the track “Ed Anger” off their forthcoming album, The Second Wind. After four years of silence, multi-instrumentalist Stoif (formerly known as Graav) returns with a collection of raw and often hypnotic occult black rock. Visit this location to experience some of LIK’s finest material to date. The Second Wind will be released on March 28th through Nordvis Produktion.
1. The Other Realm
2. Death Breeder
3. Ed Ånger
4. The Delusionist
6. A Filthy Ride
7. Kallad till Bortgång
8. The Second Wind
Withal something has changed on behalf of the seemingly eccentric mossback after he had recorded the first three conceptually interwoven and far from easily accessible albums. “Before the rebirth of LIK I chose to change the band’s name and the whole meaning of LIK just to point out that a development has occurred in the band,” the creative musician explains who finally clinched the change of his pseudonym from Graav to Stoif – a name for “a more balanced figure that sees with both eyes, listens with both ears, breathe with both lungs and lives wholehearted.”
Meanwhile not that much has changed within the raw, almost sparse sound impression of LIK although it clinks a bit more inviting. “Lekamen Illusionen Kallet is my interpretation of how Norrländsk Blackrock should sound like,” Stoif says straight out and likewise forthright sound the eight new songs which combine influences from dirty rock, primordial thrash as well as rustic blackened metal to hypnotic and anything but hasty arrangements which sound absolutely natural.
This is music of the self-imposed outsider enjoying the hinterland whose ostensibly barren character reflects in the songs. But, similar to Lönndom, there’s more beneath the music which won’t unfold on casual listening. It’s not a storm; it’s a fresh wind that doesn’t invite by far anybody to travel with him… “Good bye obscurity” sings Stoif in the song “Death Breeder.” To relate this to LIK would lead astray.
An LP edition ofThe Second Wind will be released by Eisenwald (Germany) and comes with:
– LP outer-jacket with black-silver ink on a noble bordeaux red cardboard
– Solid vinyl housed in a cardboard inner bag + A2 poster
– Coloured vinyl edition
After four years of absence The Second Wind shows a maturity in this Swedish act, who had people buzzing with albums such as Bestvartade Strofer, not only in sound but also in promotion as the man behind it all has changed aliases and sets to expand LIK into new musical and philosophical territory. – Forbidden Magazine
Unlike a lot of the band’s peers, there’s nothing necessarily ‘post rock’ or ‘shoegazer’ about this album, it’s far too down to Earth, the stuff of drunken, lonely exasperation after spilling out from an empty bar into the cold, measured revenge hanging by the margin of civilization. It’s a fluid and thorny return to form… – From The Dust Returned