Countdown to Christmas – 23rd December

Since I’m way off on the countdown this time, I’m going to introduce one new clip each day until the 24th of December. I’m eagerly awaiting Christmas (or Yule as we say) and this day is dedicated to Keffat Liv. Well, what can you say about this constellation? There was a great article about Färska Prinzen, whom is one of the members in this constellation, in Megalaser, which is an extremely unorthodox online-“zine” that often write about taboo subjects. All the Swedish readers can look it up over here, scroll down and find him. They rap about topics and subjects that I’d rather not write here, but they’re rapping about topics that are extremely taboo, yet they’re loved by the majority (or minority?) of people here in Sweden.

I started listening to them when I was younger and everyone could quote at least some songs and the lyrics as well. I think their music pinpoints some of the “forbidden” attitudes that people have here. What I’m talking about is the ability to joke about the most sickening things and still be able to laugh at the absurdity of it. They embody the vulgar humor of Skåningar, make great beats and have a well-produced sound-scape to go with it. Other people that are involved in similar projects, which were called everything from Dom Viktiga Skorna, Dubbel Trubbel to Färska Prinzen (the solo-project), are and were Mr. Cool, Armann, Hyper (sometimes) and JNI. Färska Prinzen also have an alterego which is Roger Bruhn.

It’s hard to explain their music for everyone that isn’t (at least) from Sweden. But I try my hardest to do just that. I will also list some of my favorite albums here, but I’d like you to check out the Ett Julkort Från Förr EP which is a vulgar take at what Christmas means for Keffat Liv. There’s something traditional about listening to it right before the great day. I think it’s one of their better releases from Keffat Liv, accompanied by Pass På Hall which is one of their earliest releases to date. I also think that their latest album Vassego O Skölj should get some attention, too. They decided to release some ploy-songs just to fool people, before releasing the album as a whole. There are a lot of other things that can be said about the other constellations, but they’re basically different people in the same “collective” with the exception of them being featured together in different sub-groups.

This is the 23rd of December and I’m the Invisible Guy.

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