Ebbot Lundberg, a high profile Swedish artist, teams up with The Indigo Children to release an experimental psych-rock album, For The Ages To Come. Lundberg has many notches on his belt; front-man for The Soundtrack of Our Lives, an original member of Union Carbide Productions, and a producer for various artists, Ebbot has done it all within the music industry. Naturally when artists, primarily within the rock realm, hit their mid-to-late ages, something burns out within them. When they continue to jam on, it becomes embarrassing more often than not. Ebbot Lundberg demolishes that expectation with For The Ages To Come. The album from beginning to end shows that he is not withering or burnt out–in fact, he is still on the rise of his energy.
The album opens with the titular track, a smooth 60’s psychedelic song. The acoustic guitar strums and jangles gives it a folk vibe. The electric guitar is passed through various effects (reverb, distortion, reverse, etc.) giving it the essence of psychedelic rock. It has a beautiful horn section that gives way to the climax.
The next track, “Backdrop People,” has a 60/70’s jangle/psych pop feel to it. Lundberg’s vocals set the mood for this one; he starts out singing in that traditional psychedelic style with a way of soothing you while carrying you into the depths of your mind. But it has its breaks that transition into later more powerful forms of rock found in the early 70’s, all with a modern production quality. The way the vocals and the instruments play with each other makes this one hell of a catchy psych pop/rock track.
The album follows this mixture of psychedelic-folk-rock with even more experimental elements embedded within it. “Beneath The Winding Waterway” is a folk song with a pop-rock foundation, and “In Subliminal Clouds” is a hazy Barrett-esque soft track that has the perfect balance of earth and space within it.
The album picks up the pace with a cover of Alice Cooper’s “Don’t Blow Your Mind and another cover of Los Pekenikes’ “Calling From Heaven.” The band is in full effect to give this classic track its original essence and a new flavor of spacey/cultish psych-folk-rock. It begins with a standard jam with guitars, horns, drums, etc., and then it breaks into a beautiful section of Indian raga-like drone – eventually creeping back into a full-fledged comprehensive jam.
The Indigo Children’s portion of this album is spot on. They did a seamless job of tossing their own experimental twists into the musical structure, mixing elements of 60’s psych, 70’s prog, and standard rock without going overboard or being mediocre. The album shifts focuses throughout, never being mundane, and never being a stereotypical rock album of any sort. It has an epic feel, a cultish sound, well-balanced energy, a sense of timelessness, and an overall amazing production quality.