Behind the Music

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album from Sweden's Soundtrack of Our Lives is their most concise and rocking effort. After the daunting eclecticism of 1996's Welcome to the Infant Freebase and the trippy ethereality of 1998's Extended Revelation, the relatively straightforward psychedelic rock of Behind the Music is something of a surprise. The thumping and clattering opener, "Infra Riot," is one of the catchiest songs they've ever done, and things just build from there. The booming drums and sharply strummed acoustic rhythm guitars of "Sister Surround" bear a startling resemblance to late-'60s Stones, followed immediately by a pretty but tense acoustic interlude called "In Someone Else's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album from Sweden's Soundtrack of Our Lives is their most concise and rocking effort. After the daunting eclecticism of 1996's Welcome to the Infant Freebase and the trippy ethereality of 1998's Extended Revelation, the relatively straightforward psychedelic rock of Behind the Music is something of a surprise. The thumping and clattering opener, "Infra Riot," is one of the catchiest songs they've ever done, and things just build from there. The booming drums and sharply strummed acoustic rhythm guitars of "Sister Surround" bear a startling resemblance to late-'60s Stones, followed immediately by a pretty but tense acoustic interlude called "In Someone Else's Mind" that would not sound out of place on a Syd Barrett album, itself the precursor to "Mind the Gap," which recalls the more melodic moments of the post-Barrett Pink Floyd. The album goes on in this vein for just under an hour, with one terrific song after another that sounds immediately like some classic forebear there are hints of the Stooges, Love, and even Zappa in spots, but has the presence and strength to stand up on its own merits. Behind the Music lacks the totality and sonic impact of Extended Revelation, but the songs are more consistently memorable. Impressive stuff, and probably the Soundtrack of Our Lives album to start with for all but the most devoted psych/prog fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 685738671526
  • Catalog Number: 386715
  • Sales rank: 147,204

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Infra Riot (4:45)
  2. 2 Sister Surround (3:35)
  3. 3 In Someone Else's Mind (2:45)
  4. 4 Mind the Gap (4:21)
  5. 5 Broken Imaginary Time (5:14)
  6. 6 21st Century Rip Off (3:56)
  7. 7 Tonight (3:41)
  8. 8 Keep the Line Movin' (2:47)
  9. 9 Nevermore (3:21)
  10. 10 Independent Luxury (3:59)
  11. 11 Ten Years Ahead (2:51)
  12. 12 Still Aging (3:52)
  13. 13 In Your Veins (4:22)
  14. 14 The Flood (2:48)
  15. 15 Into the Next Sun (5:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Soundtrack of Our Lives Primary Artist
Ake Karl Kalle Gustafsson Bass, Violin, Vocals, Background Vocals, Double Bass, Cembalo
Ebbot Lundberg Dulcimer, Harmonica, Sitar, Vocals
Martin Hederos Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron
Ian Person Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
Arpad Carlesäter Hand Clapping
Eva Tea Lundberg Horn
Technical Credits
The Soundtrack of Our Lives Producer, Engineer
Per Svensson Contributor
Martin Hederos String Arrangements
Johan Forsman Producer, Engineer
Kajas Ivars String Ensemble
Sigvord Järrebring String Ensemble
John Löfgren String Ensemble
Anna Strid Contributor
Märja Tokkola String Ensemble
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