Lasse Reinstroem – II
A Band with a Swedish personal name? A guy doing solo Singer/Songwriter stuff, bearded and wearing only a lumberjack shirt? Sounds like but isn’t! Associations, Imaginations – all misleading! Lasse Reinstroem rather refers to a German sound-alike which translated means something like “let them run/flood in” and which is the common answer to the joke “Dude, you know what is the name of the Swedish Sex Minister?”.
And it’s the name of a fresh band from Dresden, Germany, who play a well-balanced mix of Blues, Stoner, Noise, Psychedelic andsoon in between Kyuss, Mogwai, Isis and Ennio Morricone! A proper description would include Western atmosphere, Desert sound, ethereal, flickering PostRock guitars, Vocals reaching from the early Mark Lanegan to a higher pitched Tom Waits, from howling lyrics to pissed-off, bored Storytelling and folky rhythm to noisy, screamy explosions (Howlin Wolf) and typical post-rock Jams (Steamroller) and Isis riffs played by Mogwai (Spitzke) flavoured with soundeffects.
Better just listen to their 2nd record, simply titled “II” (the first one was an EP) , which you can stream on Bandcamp for free or you can download the full album there!
Also have a look on their website http://www.lassereinstroemmusic.de