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3.78 | 36 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude (1:17)
2. Home (5:16)
3. Perceiving Red (6:24)
4. Munich (4:32)
5. Stars Under Water (5:27)
6. Interlude I (0:59)
7. The Sea (8:45)
8. Fire, Walk with Me! (6:21)
9. Interlude II (1:20)
10. Where Did the Summer Go (3:12)
11. Lighthouse (4:48)
12. Postludium - Walk of Atonement (3:59)

Total Time 52:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Simen Valldal Johannessen / vocals, keyboards
- Ole Michael Bjørndal / guitars
- Øystein Sootholtet / bass, keyboards, programming, guitar (2-4,6,7,10,12)
- Sigbjørn Reiakvam / drums & percussion, programming, keyboards, guitar (2)

- Henrik Skjervum / guitar (4,11)
- Bjorn Riis / lead guitar (8)
- Steinar Refsdal / saxophone (11)

Releases information

CD Oak Records ‎- Oak Records 2013 (2013, Norway)
CD Apollon Records: PROG ‎- ARP002CD (2016, Norway) New cover

LP + CD Apollon Records: PROG ‎- ARP002LP (2016, Norway) Full album on both media

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OAK Lighthouse ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Norwegian band OAK was formed in 2013, and has their base of operation in Oslo. They released their debut album "Lighthouse" as a digital album in 2013. This album was later picked up by the Norwegian label Apollon Records and was officially released on CD in 2016.

Oak's brand of progressive rock is one that ideally should have a fairly broad reach. The careful compositions aren't too far away from a band like Gazpacho in style, while the few harder edged ones take on more of a Porcupine Tree oriented sound. Those who know and treasure the material of both those bands should probably take note of this CD, as my guess is that the greater majority of them will find this record to be an interesting one.

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3 stars After my interest for this band had been awakened with listening to QRoC (their third), I tried their former music, to check how they got this high without me noticing. This debut definitively renders what they're capable of. Especially the 'first half' of the album has some nice melodies, with Muni ... (read more)

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