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VINTAGE PROG

Swedish Family

 

Symphonic Prog

3.78 | 18 ratings

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erling.naess
3 stars Tomas Bodins attempt at recreating the 70s Swedish prog-sound is so successful that it had me wondering for a while. All the ingredients are there: The atmosphere, the instrumentation (including accordion), the sound and the folk-music inspiration. It sure sounds like an authentic 70s Swedish prog-band, but was actually recorded in 2003/2004 with a group af anonymous session musicians (among which were several Flower Kings band mates). All tracks are instrumental, and I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with lots of Swedish folk-music inspirations. Be warned, though: Swedish Family bear no resemblance to Bodins earlier solo works (or Flower Kings, for that matter), the project has its own unique style. As with all Bodins releases up 'till now, this is high quality prog, and anyone interested in Scandinavian 70s prog or Tomas Bodins solo releases should check out Swedish Family. Recommended.
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