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Octopus (Nor) - Thaerie Wiighen CD (album) cover

THAERIE WIIGHEN

Octopus (Nor)

 

Symphonic Prog

3.31 | 12 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Octopus from Norway (don't be confused to countless bands with same name) was and is an obscure prog band gone unnoticed in prog circles. They released only one album in 1981 named Thaerie Wiighen (taken the name from a hero from literature of famous norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen). There is not much to find about this band or when they were disbanded. The music offered is pretty good all the way, symphonic prog with a nordic feel very similar in places with Bo Hansson releases , with some spacey moments here and there with an Eloy atmosphere, lots of instrumental sections aswell. Excellent are the keyboards passages very reminescent of Rick Wakeman or Genesis, some parts remind me of Kerrs Pink. All in all a very solid album gone under the radar, definetly worth checking, the album was released on CD as minilp few years back. 3.5 stars for sure. A nice one.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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