| By Oskar Christiansson

Listen: Mackaper – DIMMA

Every year around Christmas, all of Sweden come together in one of the world’s biggest unintentional teambuilding exercises. What brings us closer is our common hatred of SJ, the government-owned train operator in Sweden, who mysteriously stops functioning as soon as the first snow flake hits the ground. During these times of wrath and endless Twitter rants I like to turn to music. Music that’s perfect for incredibly slow train rides and winter landscape views. The Stockholm based organ/psych quintet Mackaper makes this sort of music. Music that makes you think about how you could do far worse than to sit in a warm and quite comfortable train and look at beautiful nature. So in the spirit of Christmas, and Sweden, let’s all come together and listen to, and download, ‘DIMMA’ (translation: Fog) – taken from Mackaper’s new album Mot Ljusare Tider (translation: Towards Brighter Times (!)), out now via Flora & Fauna.

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