This is the first release in the ‘Progress Origin’ series. It’s not a sublabel but intended as a series of tributes to the pioneers of Swedish electronic music. Music that shaped what today is the sound of modern electronic music – coming from the good old times when tapes were traded and changed hands outside concert halls and clubs. The music that inspired us all to do something of our own. Important pieces of history finally available on CD.
The first release in this series comes from Greens Resturant – a true Swedish electronic cult band that started already back in 1985. Greens Resturant’s unique way of mixing Minimal, EBM, synthpop and psychadelica with poetic and crazy lyrics quickly made them extremllypopular back in the days.
Mastermind Patrik Markusson has gone through loads of old tapes and 4-track porta-recordings to assemble what can be considered the ULTIMATE collection of Green Resturant – not less than 40 tracks on two CDs. The material has been carefully remastered by one of Swedens absolute top mastering personalities Håkan Åkesson that has worked on worldwide known mastering firm Cutting Room. Progress releases this 2CD (at the price of 1CD!) to give the then young fans a chance to finally hear the material in a way they NEVER expected and also for the new younger generation, to (re-)discover where their favourite bands have their roots.
A very important and unique piece of Swedish Electronic Music and a MUST for everyone interested in the history of Swedish Electronic History!