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Archimedes Badkar


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.38 | 23 ratings

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3 stars Unknown yet quite original band from Sweden,who blended Free Jazz,Progressive Rock and Folk music.They were formed in 1972 by percussionist/keyboardist Per Tjenberg, soon to be joined by multi-instrumentalist Jonas Adolffson, and playing a style close to FRANK ZAPPA.Their first gigs were quite a shock for the audience,as ARCHIMEDES BADKAR's cast was constantly changing from four up to twenty (!) members,while their lives consisted of dancers,motorcycle bikers and fire-eaters!Label MNW took the risk to sign the band,who released their debut in 1975.

The sound at times is very close to some early-70's German Kraut-Jazz bands like OUT OF FOCUS,KRAAN or EMBRYO,that means innovative Jazz-Rock filled with trumpets and saxes with plenty of improvisational parts.However ARCHIMEDES BADKAR used a lot the acoustic guitars or mandolin,mixed with the sound of vibraphone and a bit of electric piano to create an almost Avant Garde-like atmosphere at times.As Tjenberg was a percussionist,it is reasonable that the sound is dominated by strong doses of percussions here and there,delivering a tribal musicianship with ethnic tendencies.This is actually a very good album,at moments it sounds totally different from what you expect from a Jazz-Rock band...and that is a good thing.

Recommended for explorers of the ''difficult'' and the ''unknown''!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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