Svensk Punk och Hardcore – Specialavsnittet – Avsnitt 2 – Del 2

P.S: tyvärr kom det inte med nå’n Asta Kask låt, skyller det på trötthet, men de är ersatta av Attentat och andra klassiska punkband!

Efter ännu mer blod svett och tårar är äntligen Del 2 ute. Det tog ett tag att redigera ihop allt material och det blev större än vad jag hade förväntat mig. Dock gick det rätt så smärtfritt ändå och jag är nöjd med avsnittet som det är. Nu finns det över 130 låtar vilket är dubbelt upp i jämförelse med den första delen. Avsnittet klockar in på cirka 8 timmar och är ett måste för alla riktigt dedikerade fans men även ett måste för de som har lite mindre tid på sig. Om man inte vill lyssna på hela så skippar man till den del man tycker är värd att lyssna på eller vill lyssna på.

Jag är medveten om att längden kommer att avskräcka en hel del människor, men detta är å andra sidan det sista avsnittet jag gör i en sådan kaliber. Avsnitten efter detta kommer vara mycket kortare och koncisare. Dock så anser jag att jag fått en vid inblick i svensk punk och hardcore vid detta laget så att det räcker och blir över. Har några småsaker kvar att finna inom de genrerna men sen är jag mätt. Tyvärr finns det ingen möjlighet att lyssna på podcasten i mobilen eftersom att Soundcloud inte ville ladda upp bjässen.

Får tacka alla som har medverkat! Detta avsnittet är ett temaavsnitt som mest kretsar kring Hotet Från Skogarna och arbetet kring det. Men det finns även en hel del intervjuer som inte är relaterade till det som också kom med.

Hoppas att ni diggar detta avsnitt! Nedanför kommer programpunkterna.

Här är avsnittet: http://spoh.podomatic.com/entry/2012-08-15T08_44_10-07_00

Spelning: PUNK PÅ VERKET!

Intervju med Hjärtattack

Intervju med Tjänstevapen

Spelning: GAMLA PENGAR + TRUBBEL + TERRIBLE FEELINGS + INKVISITIONEN

Intervju med Moralens Väktare

Intervju med Fru Dörr

Intervju med Eldstad

Spelning: Gaphals: Nocturnal (Releasefest), Mud Walk och Skraeckoedlan

Intervju med Hotet Från Skogarna

Intervju med Grundskolan

Spelning: Government Flu (PL)

Intervju med Djävulskap

Intervju med Brottskod 11

Intervju med Spotlicks

Promotion: Mosher.se lägger upp intervjuer från zinet Sika Äpärä

Intervju med Dödsmaskin

Intervju med Sänkt

Intervju med Makabert Fynd

Promotion: Doomsday Mag – låtar med Swordwielder och Contorture

Låtlista:

1. Lose the Life – Authority Stomper
2. Kronofogden – Förbannad
3. Obnoxious Youth – Death Magistrate
4. Hjärtattack – På Det Sjätte Smäller Det
5. Hjärtattack – Överklassafari
6. Hjärtattack – Hur Länge Kan Man Orka?
7. Infanticide – A Thousand Stitches
8. Infanticide – Chances Zero To None
9. Infanticide – Slave Colony
10. Achilles – Utrotad
11. Achilles – Antidote
12. Agent Attitude – Kiss Ass, No Class
13. Agent Attitude – You’re All Controlled
14. Tjänstevapen – Meningslös
15. Tjänstevapen – Mord
16. Tjänstevapen – Tom Värld
17. Kidnapped – Wasted Hours
18. Kidnapped – The Snake Bites Back
19. Kidnapped – Planet Earth
20. Primitive Rites – Pulling Teeth
21. Primitive Rites – I Hope Malmö Is The First Place They Nuke
22. Primitive Rites – Too Much Pressure
23. Keep Rising – Fatecrusher
24. Keep Rising – Wavebreaker
25. Keep Rising – Crown Of Thorns
26. Moralens Väktare – Jag Är En Människa
27. Moralens Väktare – Kåk På Landet
28. Moralens Väktare – Moralens Väktare
29. Moralens Väktare – Sticka Från Stan
30. Moralens Väktare – Visa Från En Bakgata
31. Kronofogden – Gläd Dig I Din Ungdom
32. Kronofogden – Soldat Med Brutet Gevär
33. Angers Curse – You
34. Angers Curse – Sick Society
35. Elapse – Recluse
36. Elapse – Pry It Open
37. Fru Dörr – Inte Knulla Med Facket
38. Fru Dörr – Slitna Ryggar
39. Fru Dörr – Yrkesskadad
40. Achilles – Rats
41. Achilles – From Hell
42. Elapse – Worn Out
43. Elapse – Kept In Chains
44. KiRA – De Som Försvann
45. KiRA – Kanske
46. Eldstad – Eldstad
47. Eldstad – Kvicksilver
48. Eldstad – Nästa Hållplats: Gryningen
49. Elapse – What Is Mine
50. Agent Attitude – Can’t Stand To Stick Around
51. Agent Attitude – UA Crew
52. Agent Attitude – NO!
53. Keep Rising – Life In Grief
54. Keep Rising – Guiltridden
55. Keep Rising – Knife Of Torment
56. Grundskolan – Livets Hårda Skola
57. Grundskolan – Valfrihet
58. Ursut – Så Jävla Dum I Huvudet
59. Ursut – Dårarnas Paradis
60. Ursut – Akademikerpunk
61. Stockholms Blodbad – Va Fan
62. Stockholms Blodbad – Rättsprocessen
63. Kronofogden – Könglåten
64. Kronofogden – Fina Folket
65. Grundskolan – Slita Tills Man Dör
66. Grundskolan – Allt Enligt Boken
67. Ett Dödens Maskineri – Slavar Under Marknadsekonomin
68. Ett Dödens Maskineri – Alliansens Fyra Ryttare
69. Ett Dödens Maskineri – Arbete Ger Frihet
70. Ett Dödens Maskineri – Förnuftets Svanesång
71. Ett Dödens Maskineri – Godnatt, Jord
72. Tvärnitad – Hur Var Det Här Då
73. Tvärnitad – Nitlott
74. Kaffekatt – Skruvad & Sjuk
75. Kaffekatt – Existens
76. Glöm Dä! – Morsan Jobbar Inte Här
77. Glöm Dä! – En Salig Röra
78. Djävulskap – Dra Åt Helvete
79. Djävulskap – Knivens Kant
80. Djävulskap – Lockbete Till Helvetet
81. Ana Barata – Ni Kommer Inte Längre
82. Ana Barata – UNF
83. Ana Barata – Mer Pönk Än Dig
84. Fredag Den 13:e – Vi Springer I Cirklar
85. Fredag Den 13:e –  Vanmaktens Träsk
86. Fredag Den 13:e – En Slav Av Idag
87. Angers Curse – Be Prepared
88. Angers Curse – The Last Issue
89. Brottskod 11 – Allt Åt Alla
90. Brottskod 11 – Samma Brott
91. Brottskod 11 – Värdelös
92. Achilles – In Absolute Silence
93. Achilles – The Fatal Blow
94. Mathematic Violence – OFF
95. Mathematic Violence – Post LA
97. Fredag Den 13:e – No Gods
98. Fredag Den 13:e – Ekopanik
99. Spotlicks – Sitter I Skiten
100. Spotlicks – Fatta Att Du Duger
101. Spotlicks – Kriget
102. Slaktrens – Den Siste Mohikanen
103. Wolfbrigade -Förbrukad
104. Wolfbrigade – Idioternas Parad
105. Arabens Anus – Blommor & Bajonetter
106. Puke – Svea Rikes Slavbok
107. Strebers – 39 Steg
108. Total Egon – Rosa Honungs Grav
109. Dödsmaskin – Dömd
110. Dödsmaskin – Allt
111. Dödsmaskin – Raderad
112. Attentat – Ge Fan I Mej
113. TT Reuter – Hör Inte Till
114. Pink Champagne – Stålmannen/Kvinnan
115. Dr Zeke – Jag Ska Aldrig Dö
116. Kai Martin & Stick – Jag Dansar Inte
117. KSMB – Dörrterror
118. Sänkt – Kaos I Skallen
119. Sänkt – Trött
120. Sänkt – Paralyserad (Osläppt)
121. Linus Kuhlin & Sista Dansen – Du, Jag & En Borderline
122. Linus Kuhlin & Sista Dansen – Döva Ögon
123. Linus Kuhlin & Sista Dansen – Nödutgång (In I Skuggorna)
124. Linus Kuhlin & Sista Dansen – Omringad Av Knark
125. Camouflage – Syster Sol
126. Abcess Exil – Stjärnorna Faller
127. Stadion – Hunger
128. Makabert Fynd – Gubbklimakteriet
129. Makabert Fynd – Tabletterna
130. Contorture – Håll Käften Och Lyd
131. Swordwielder – World Funeral
132. Swordwielder – Shadow
133. Swordwielder – Fields Of Genocide
134. Swordwielder – With My Dying Breath I Curse This World
135. Ståålfågel – En Dag I Varuhuset
136. Babylon Blues – Har Vi Inte Grävt För Många Hål?

Interview with Moloken!

Moloken is a band that plays many different genres and isn’t easy to categorize and doesn’t want to be either. I’d call it metal, but it feels like they’re on a mission to find their sound. Drawing influences from both death, doom and black metal – along with some top-notch stuff from the 70’s progressive rock. They come from the deep north, in the cascading forests of Umeå. The band currently consists of Jakob Burstedt (drums), Kristoffer Bäckström (guitar/vocals), Nicklas Bäckström (bass/vocals) and Patrik Ylmefors (guitar). I got the opportunity to talk to Patrik and Kristoffer from the band some months ago, and they got back to me very recently. Which means that this interview has a time-perspective of questions asked some months ago, so things have progressed since then. I asked them about the Hotet Från Skogarna releasegig, their inspiration, how they’d throw a party and other vehemently complex subjects that’ll be riddled within secrecy.

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V/A – Hotet Från Skogarna

Hotet Från Skogarna is a brand new compilation out of the wild jungle of Östersund. A hardcore and punk compilation, featuring a bunch of newer bands and some older. It’s a 100% D.I.Y-compilation, with a little help from Sensus, Estrad Norr and Ösd Mangel. With the purpose of enriching the music climate in Östersund and the region as a whole. So, now that you know the background story, lets get to it!

First, let me tell you how awesome this cover is. It’s made by Maya Westlund and surely fit the songs like a glove. A depiction of “betongdjungel”, as we call it in Swedish, blended in with a more traditional Norrland-feeling too it. Makes me want to go there even more, since I haven’t been there for ages. With clouds coming in from above, darkening the picture even more. It’s understandable why it got this depiction, and I understand it even more when listening to the songs on the album. It looks inviting and represents it’s name well. Generally you can be turned off by the cover, but luckily this isn’t the case at all. I generally feel that the cover art manages to blend simplicity and detail, making the cover enjoyable to look at. I’m hoping to see more of her work in the future. Kodus to you, Maya.

Side A

As I’m somewhat of an outsider – this review will be conducted from that point of view. It’s interesting to note that the first track “Lev Som Förr” (Live Like Before) by Grundskolan kicks it off in a humorous vein, with the drummer doing something wrong. Accompanied by some well-thought breakdowns throughout the song, and a singer with a hoarse-kind of voice that reminds me of the more oldschool vein of hardcore. With that said, the singer complements the music very well. The drummer kicks it up a notch and gives us some well-tempered mangle. “Lev som förr – lev på riktigt!” – “Live like before – live for real!“.

The transition in between the first song and the second is really good. Second song, “Valfrihet” (Freedom Of Choice),  starts off in a really fast tempo, with the singer shouting: “Inga val – inga bekymmer!” – “No choices – no worries!”  – changing the tempo somewhat, firing off the armada of insane riffs with a right in-your-face attitude. I’m starting to like this already. Surely, these two first tracks are a good introductory to what this is all about. Sounding like the D.I.Y-compilation that it ultimately is, with a soundscape that transgresses lo-fi but doesn’t sound too polished.

Now, moving into another territory, Brottskod 11 kicks it off with an almost black-metal inspired (or sounding) song by the name “Samma Brott” (Same Crime). With an even more distorted bass, shrieking vocals and a soundscape that would give the words “raw” and “primitive” the shivers. The more it progresses, the more you can decode the black metal (but mainly crusty) influence. Good riffs overall and good variation in between the drops and change of tempo. The middle section of the song is my favorite, when the stampeding drums are waiting in mangle-position for the riffs to fly in and kick some ass. This song surely manages to kick some freakin’ ass, all the way from Östersund to good ol’ USA.

Lets move into the next section, from the same band, with a song titled like this: “Övervåld” (Assault). This song have a somewhat sharper sound, making the cymbals sound like big chunks of ice hitting the floor. Or a glass-shattering piece of equipment, may be a better description. If the first song was hell, this would be when you’ve completed hell and entered ultrahell. Because, this song has it all. Blending in all the influences and creating magic, straight-up furious and hard-hitting crusty hardcore the way you’d want it. I’m (in particular) fond of the overall soundscape, it sounds raw like hell and almost everything is hearable, a big plus.

So – by now when you’ve had your dose of mangle, you might want to turn it down a notch. I think the placement of the “waking-up” section, i.e. Grundskolan and Brottskod 11 was a good one. Making up for a return from hell and into more humane regions. Enter the world of Moron Express, a nice blend of college-punk with a twist of the more primitive side of punk. But their first song “Endless Road” is in the more melodic vein, with good build-ups and a good singing voice that fits in the overall picture. Lets call it: toned-down mangle. But that wouldn’t be deserving for their first contribution, since the overall feeling of it is a blend of the more raw and primitive – but without a total chokehold. The chorus is really, really good.

Sure, it might be a softer sound – but fear not, because here come their second song named “Prick“. Delivering us into the more primitive, but yet melodic field that they’ve displayed. Only thing is – this song gives more room for the raw and primitive vein of it. Maybe not as good as the first one, but it surely deserves the mention.

Before you know it, the harder vein strikes back in the shape of News From The Front, which I accidentaly mixed up with Moron Express to begin with. Their first song “Välkommen Till Helvetet” (Welcome To Hell), conveniently returns you to hell. Even though it’s the slower form of hardcore, it’s raw and primitive but not too much. Making the anticipation higher for each drop and they manage to settle it down a notch, before turning the heat up and hitting the nail on the head each time. When you think it’s going to get boring – think again, this is nothing else than a synergy of the best elements of punk, hardcore – somewhat threading into the doom-section. “Välkommen till helvetet, välkommen till verkligheten” – “Welcome to hell – welcome to reality!“.

Returning to the human realm, we’re faced with yet another challenge from hell, namely the second song “F.O.I“. Accompanied by a crunchy and mildly distorted bass in the introductory passage of the song, the slowly driven riffs and drumming blends into a rhythm that feels like a Salsa-section (don’t ask me why). Though I loved that section. After that, all hell is unleashed. With the singer shrieking: “Oskyldiga offras” – “Innocent sacrifice” (roughly), but I can’t really depict the rest of it. They also utilize a back-up singer that makes the variation more explicit and noticeable, which turns out to be great. Later on, a more rock-inspired riffs lay the foundation of it. I really like the blend of slow and saturated riffs in contrast to the faster ones. The soundscape is a bit lo-fi, but it adds to the mysterical and more ghastly experience of listening to it.

So – all in all, Side A is quite enjoyable. It seems like the order of the songs are placed with care, making it even better to listen to. Everything feels like it’s in place and the variation is great. From crusty blackness, college-punk, primitive punk into a more doom-metal inspired hardcore mayhem. Therefore, this side of the record receives a well-earned 8 out of 10.

Side B

Time to enter stage B. Within it, the first song is “Knivens Kamp” (The Knife’s Struggle) conducted by Djävulskap. They pretty much sound like a more lo-fi sounding version of News From The Front. But since that won’t bring them any justice, they also manage to pull of their song with vocals from the depths of hell. Introducing, once more, black metal-influenced riffing – and later on also drumming. Say what you want, but I think it sounds like they’re trying to climb the ladder out of hell, struggling as they make their escape for a less forsaken place. Somehow, the singer reminds me of Kvelertak, but that could be because this sounds like Norweigan if you’re not concentrated. Great song overall and not so many flaws, perfectly reasonable introduction.

Well, this could very well be Kvelertaks little brother, using it as a compliment. The more rock-induced second song “Osd Blodbad” (Östersund? Bloodbath) makes the singer pull of a pretty humouros piece: “Låt blodet rinn-ahh” – “Let the blood flow-ahh“. A pretty interesting rock-themed song with vocals fitting for a dead rockband returning from the grave. Somehow it feels like a blend of death metal and deathrock vocals, humorously put into rock. But I like it a lot, the build-ups are great and the flow is streaming on even better later in the song, with appropriate solo-riffing. Or guitar-wanking, as some people like to call it.

Hopefully you’d made it this far by now, and now one of my most anticipated bands for this compilation make their entry. No more, no less: The Dead with their song “Ta Din Plats” (Take Your Place). A pretty short but interesting song, I really like the dialect this band is using. I don’t really know where to place it, but it sounds like everyones favorite The Kristet Utseende. So maybe they’re dialectally from the same place. Short, but good punk-piece with the vocals being the most enjoyable part of it. Not that the rest of the song is bad, but it reminds me of good times.

Their second song “Dom Som Tjänar Mammon” (They That Serve Mammon) is a good ol’ piece of mangle with a punk-rock touch. Not too much can be said about this one, but it overshadows the first one pretty much. This one also being short, but even more up-tempo than the first one due to the vocals. Or at least, it feels more up-tempo. I really like the scrawny bass in this one and the build-up before shouting: “Dom Som Tjänar Mammon“. I’ll gladly serve mammon after this, or… I mean: The Dead.

Ok, now it’s time for the swine from Heroinmissbruk to shine bright. Their first song “Aprak Och Full Av Hat” (Shit-faced? And Filled With Hate) break the more calmer punk-rock atmosphere. This is total hate, this is total mangle and this is fury from below. As many times before, I’d love to have some other words for total hell. But this surely is total hell, unleashed at it’s prime. I dig the crustiness and switching song is a bid no-no.

The second song is pretty much in the same vein, titled: “Blandmissbruk” (Mixed Abuse?). But it sounds good and has a lot of variation, fast drumming and everything you can expect from mangle. I really dig the vocals too, it’s hard to describe it though. Mixing both background growls with hardcore-screaming. The riffs are pretty insane and distorted, see you in the mosh!

Now we’re going to enter the world of Thräshers, in their first song “Skrotåldern” (Junk-Age?) they put good use to the widespread hardcore-“GO!” in the beginning. With clear 80’s hardcore influences, mixed with a faster pace of 90’s hardcore. Their second song “Ät Skit Och Dö!” (Eat Shit And Die!) is even faster and goes straight in the oldschool swedish hardcore vein, but with a hint of 80’s american hardcore. A recommendation for every kid out there in need of discovering that face of hardcore needed to understand the geniousness of this one. All-in-all pretty straight-forward and filled with attitude, short as it should be but still adrenaline-pumping. Side B deserves a 7 out of 10.

The Conclusion?

Well, this is the first time I review a compilation. It took some time, but I’m finally done with my decision. This compilation is really good, normally compilations of this size only hold about a maximum of 2-4 really good tracks and the rest is a “meh”-experience at best. So, they’ve outdone themselves in this compartment. I also like the blend of different sub-genres, like regular punk, crust, black-metal influenced hardcore, regular hardcore, college-punk and oldschool hardcore. So that’s a plus. The only negative thing about this compilation is that the mangle sometimes can get the best of you, but that’s just because I’m a wuss. But yeah, on a more serious note, it can become quite overwhelming at times. Otherwise, I think this project and compilation deserve all the praise it can get. A very good end-result with something you’ve probably struggled to make as good as possible, kodus to you for doing this and making it this good. Hopefully the rest of the country will be inspired by this and create their own D.I.Y-project. I’m looking forward to future releases of this kind, and hopefully it won’t be too long until there’s a vol. 2 of this compilation. If not, then I’ll at least hope for another compilation made by the same people. Good work, guys and girls!

Album Art: 8/10

Music: 8/10

8.5 out of 10 is the final verdict.

Interview with Thräshers!

Thräshers is a four-piece hardcoreband inspired by 80’s american hc/90’s swedish hc. Blending in the best elements of the oldschool, but still keeping it real. They’ve been featured on both the Dimmorna Skingras compilation, Turist I Tillvaron vol. 3 and last but not least: Hotet Från Skogarna. This is the eightht and last band in this serie of interviews from Hotet Från Skogarna, so make sure you read this one. I asked Jocke and Emil from the band about their upcoming release, how they’d throw a party, their opinion of the swedish hardcore-scene, a documentary they made a song for and much more. Tune in for the final interview in the Hotet Från Skogarna-serie, you will not be disappointed.

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Interview with Heroinmissbruk!

Heroinmissbruk (former Antistortion) consists of a wide range of swine. Each of them have different tasks. Svin D (Nuclear Bass), Svin H (D-Beat King), Svin S (Roar), Svin A (Angst scream and Panic Guitar) and Svin K (Guitar/Fahr/Peter Griffin). They appear to have some kind of faiblesse for the former DDR-regime of Germany. They’ve primarily released material as a contribution to the compilation Hotet Från Skogarna, where they will be featured. This is number five of eight in the series, focusing on the eight different bands of this compilation. I cleared some things up with the swines on DDR, why they are working class, what it means to them, when they’re releasing new material and much more. Don’t miss this.

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Interview with The Dead!

The Dead is a punkband from Härjedalen in Sweden. They’re about as secretive as the other two bands that already have been published. They’ve managed to record some songs up until now and are preparing material for their upcoming album. This is the sixth band in the Hotet Från Skogarna-interviewserie. I spoke to them about the origins of their bandname, what the best venue would be, where they draw their inspiration from and much more. Check this out before you’ve all gone astray!

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Interview with Djävulskap!

Djävulskap (or Devilry, in english) is a punkband from Frösön, that also draw influences from black metal. These fellows are pretty secretive too, but that doesn’t prevent them from creating mayhem. They’re planning on a release for late summer and they’re more then ready to wreak havoc on your nearest venue. I spoke to the little devils about their band, about hardcore, drinking beer and much more. Tune in for the fifth interview of a band from the Hotet Från Skogarna compilation.

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Interview with News From The Front!

News From The Front is a four-piece band playing some straight-up Hede hardcore. Not much is known about these individuals either, but they revealed some things from their secrecy. Right now they’ve got three D.I.Y-EPs released, namely: Hat & Blod, State Of War and The Front. They’re planning to release a fourth EP this summer. This is the fourth band in chronological order, from the Hotet Från Skogarna compilation. Hopefully you’ll find this one entertaining too. I asked them about their contribution to the compilation, what Hede hardcore is, what zines they prefer and much more. Tune in for some furious hardcore and interesting anecdotes.

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Interview with Moron Express!

Moron Express is a band from Frösön made up of the following members: Philip Westerberg, Simon Isaksson, Alex Mangs, Alex Lund, Johan Persson. They play a mix of pop, rock and punk. Being around since 2010 make them quite a new band, up until now they’ve released their debutalbum One Way Out and are planning to realease their upcoming EP titled Same Old Songs in June. They’re one of the eight bands featured on the compilation Hotet Från Skogarna, which I’ve been interviewing. We talked about their new album, the music industry, Hotet Från Skogarna and much more. Tune in for this weeks third band in my HC/Punk-series from the compilation Hotet Från Skogarna.

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Interview with Brottskod 11!

Brottskod 11 is a punk/d-beat band from Östersund consisting of Nisse (shouting), Gy (roaring), Fredrik (screaming), Micke (guitar), Johan (guitar) and Emil (drums). They’ve been featured on the Turist i Tillvaron nr. 2 sampler with a bunch of other great bands. They’ve also been on a tour, which you’ll find out later in the interview. And, they’re featured on a new compilation named Hotet Från Skogarna. These interviews are themed by that compilation. They’ve got a bunch of material on their Bandcamp. This band is the second one of eight in these series of interviews. I got the opportunity to interview them, and a bunch of them answered my questions. I asked them about their band, the tour, the music industry and much more. Tune in for the second one in these series!

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