Though not wholly originating from Sweden, the following seeped through my presentation-terrorised consciousness via Sveriges Radio P2 Musik’s Kalejdoskop:
The second to last clip is taken from the movie Rebetiko, though the version played by Kalejdoskop is by Salto Orientale, Maria Kariofyllidou, Despina Tsernou and Christos Bambargios on the album The Diaspora of Rembetiko.
It’s like I have stumbled into the musical Garden of Eden: hours of nuGypsy and alternative world music that stimulates with a bizarre intensity, but also eases you into a working frame of mind that can see hours pass by as seconds.
And before you know it, the task is done.
Unfortunately, one is also closer to Friday, day of reckoning.