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KERRS PINK

Prog Folk • Norway


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KERRS PINK plays a Progressive rock music mixing Scandinavian folklore and refined English art-rock music like CAMEL ("Mirage" era). It also includes fabulous dialogs between three guitars, a flute and two keyboards. "Tidings" (2002) is its fifth album, with a new lead singer (And splendid female backing vocals), and a new keyboardist added to F. RUUD's keyboards. The band's music has always been a clever and subtle mix of Scandinavian folk music (Some melodies and rythms), and Progressive rock music. The themes are stamped by their great melodic and instrumental beauty with nice guitar soli and keyboards parts: mixing influences like CAMEL or PINK FLOYD amongst others.

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Mystic SpiritMystic Spirit
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Art of Complex SimplicityArt of Complex Simplicity
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Musea 2006
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A Journey On The InsideA Journey On The Inside
Musea 2003
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Musea 2003
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Musea 1980
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1990
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3.49 | 20 ratings
Kerrs Pink
1980
3.75 | 32 ratings
Mellom Oss
1981
4.13 | 16 ratings
A Journey On The Inside
1993
3.89 | 25 ratings
Art Of Complex Simplicity
1997
3.12 | 13 ratings
Tidings
2002
3.77 | 47 ratings
Mystic Spirit
2013

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1979

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 Mystic Spirit by KERRS PINK album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.77 | 47 ratings

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Mystic Spirit
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by Katsuhisa

4 stars Real "progressed" music for the band

Listening to their music from the first album, I can say that this 6th is really progressed music for the band. It is obvious that the vocal changed the atmosphere of their music, but still you can hear that norwegian trad melody in the guitar solo which is their trademark. In short, their music has become some of the global prog standard especially in musical structure. In this sense, young prog listeners may get deep into it than the senior prog fans. I am part of the later, but I am repeating the album now. My score is 4.5 stars.

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3.77 | 47 ratings

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Mystic Spirit
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by emperorken

5 stars Wow, what a thrill it is discovering a new album that one cannot get enough of. Such is the case with Kerrs Pink latest effort, Mystic Spirit. Honestly I was totally unaware that this band has been around for over 30 years as this is the first I have heard from them.

This website classifies them as prog-folk, but I would have to disagree with that classification. I would call this more crossover or symphonic. as it is driven mostly by electric guitar and keyboards with solid bass lines.

Starting with "Final Curtain", one would think, "oh this is nice", with strong melody, guitar patterns, and excellent vocals. But then, one song after another is equally as good or better. Just solid melodic prog from start to finish. This is an album that just gets better with each listen and will easily make my top 10 for 2013.

My challenge now is to check out their back catalog.

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Mystic Spirit
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars Kerrs Pink is a Norwegian prog band which has done six studio records since 1980 and "Mystic Spirit" is their sixth record. I suppose the band has changed their sound a lot since then because this doesn't feel like traditional prog. The cover picture is dramatic and shows beautiful bare tree and a dynamic sky. The band is madu up by Eirikur Hauksson (lead vocals), Harald Lytomt(guitars), Per Langsholt(bass and bass pedals), Glenn Fosser(keyboards) and Magne Johansen(drums and percussion).

Firstly I fell i love with the first song "Final Curtain"(9/10) which feels almost like folk prog. The dramatic and emotional melody feels like something known inside me, perhaps a Swedish film theme or something. There is a beautiful melody however and I enjoyed the singers voice. The sound of accordion was among the most lovely features. I would have loved more accordion. The unfortunately nothing stands up to the same level of beauty. The short "Until I know"(7,5/10) is a short and lovely symphonic piece with acoustic parts and the almost instrumental "Secluded"(7,5/10) is close to very good with great keyboards and vocals sounding like Phil Collins. I also like "Slaves of the west"(7/10) which perhaps is the most symphonic of the records tracks with hints of Camel, even if it's too heavy. In "The Storm" I notified a nice bass line(7/10) and the sweeping melody of "In Immorality"(7/10) reminded me of the Swedish opera work "Tonerna" which most famous performance feautured Jussi Björling. I can't help feeling the similarity. Kerrs Pink has some classical lines also sounding little like film music. The rest of the songs aren't so interesting.

I would say this record is too long to really be enjoyed, a big problem among new releases! I would also have appreciated more folk elements in the music. My problem with Kerrs Pink is that I think they're too heavy sometimes and I think they're not going to a level they could have gone with their capacity. I like the vocals which sometimes sounds like Phil Collins so I will also explore Magic Pie's music. A good record with some tracks I enjoy but not any prog monsters in my opinion. Three stars!

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 Mellom Oss by KERRS PINK album cover Studio Album, 1981
3.75 | 32 ratings

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Mellom Oss
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars In August 1980 Tore Johansen left Kerrs Pink, feeling he needed a break, followed a bit later by Terje Solaas, who was offered a job far from the area the band was located.The band found a new drummer in Tore Fundingsrud, while they also had built their own studio in Harald Lytomt's barn in Trømborg.They recorded the follow-up to ''Kerrs Pink'' on a 4-track recorded between September and November 81', released on Pottittskiver at the fall of the year under the title ''Mellom oss''.

This was definitely an upgrade to the debut, being a nicely structured, slightly CAMEL-esque, melodic Symphonic/Progressive Rock with a more developed sound, similar to German bands like ROUSSEAU or ANYONE'S DAUGHTER.Again the centerpiece of the arrangements is Harald Lytomt's guitar, which now offers series of melodic solos and impressive melodies, definitely in a more consistent performance than on ''Kerrs Pink''.Some nice folky vibes with the use of acoustic guitars and a couple of more melancholic tunes with a Scandinavian feel appear on a few tracks, led by the viola parts of guest Tormod Gangflot.The vocals are nice, all delivered in Norwegian, and there is more room for some good keyboard textures, although these are still in a secondary role.The biggest achievement of the group though was the addition of a very good epic track, the 17-min. ''Mens tiden forgar''.Quite mellow and atmospheric melodic Symphonic Rock with excellent, warm vocals, folky overtones with acoustic soundscapes and CAMEL-esque flute drives and plenty of electric guitar explosions, based on smooth solos, along with vintage organ passages.

The Musea CD reissue comes with a bonus of six extra tracks, of which five are previously unreleased, pretty much in a similar vein as the tracks of the regular album.Maybe a light jazzy influence is apparent in these cuts along with a more upfront keyboard parts, but no more or less the style remains a relaxed and very melodic Progressive Rock, always with the guitar in evidence.''Fredsmarsjen'' was used actually in the 82' compilation/sampler album ''Jomfrutur'' of Pottittskiver.

Nice, easy-going and sensitive Progressive Rock by the Norwegians.The CD reissue is propably a better purchase due to its very good additional material.Anyway, both issues are great examples of early-80's Progressive Rock with old-school references, strongly recommended, especially if you love CAMEL...3.5 stars.

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 Mellom Oss by KERRS PINK album cover Studio Album, 1981
3.75 | 32 ratings

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Mellom Oss
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Kerrs Pink is one of the legendary norwegians progressive rock bands beggining their career in mid '70s. Their second album from 1982 is considered among their best release if not the best they ever done, named Mellom oss (between us). Musea records re issue the album in 1992 I guess with nice pictures, story of the band and lyrics and aswell has 6 bonus tracks, 5 of them never released before. Well, the music offered is something between symphonic prog of the mellower kind but quite well played, something between Camel and german band Rousseau, with some folk pastoral passages. The title track is more then ok and the ending tune the longest Mens Tiden Forgår clocking around 17, is pure delight, the rest are also quite good. There are plenty of melodic guitar parts and great keyboards passages that will pleases every fan of prog rock music. For me was a good ride and for that reason worth 3.5 stars. Great cover art, simple but so evocative.

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Mellom Oss
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Ohh, delightful prog folk from Norway! They mix traditional music from their country with some terrific Camel-like symphonic rock. As one might have guessed, lots of great guitar lines here (both acoustic and electric). There are some nice keyboards too, but unfortunalty not much. My CD is a re-recording of the original early 80´s album, with a few line up changes. I guess it would be nice to hear the vinyl version for historical and curiosity reasons, but really the new tracks are very well produced while the early ones were not, according to what I heard. Anyway, the music here is very good, even if not all the tracks are great.

I really loved Harald Lytomt´s guitar playing: very melodic, very fluid, in the best David Gilmour/Andy Latimer tradition. But the whole band is quite good. As for the songs themselves the quality varies quite a lot, going from excellent (Mens Tiden Forgar) to average (the polka-like Tröstevise really was an unfortunate choice for the second track). However none is bad, and the playing is always top notch. Vocals are all sung in their native language, and Halvard Haugerud´s voice is only ok, but they are mostly an instrumental band anyway. Highlight of the CD is obviously the side long 17 minute epic Mens Tiden Forgar, a wonderful piece of symphonic prog that is really worth the price fo the album, with its several tempo and mood changes, captivating melodies and beautiful flute, guitar and keys interplay. The ending solo is one of the most emotional and poignant I have heard in many years.

There are six bonus tracks that although not really outstandig, are a nice addition for they are in same spirit of the original ones.

Conclusion: if you like Camel and prog folk, this is a must have. I´m really glad to have this one and I´d like to thank Kenneth Levine for advising about this interesting norwegian group. Even if you´re not really fond of prog folk, it´s worth checking this one out anyway.

Final rating: something between 3,5 and 4 stars.

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3.49 | 20 ratings

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Kerrs Pink
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars A legend of the Norwegian prog scene,KEERS PINK started under the name ''Cash Pink'' and we have to go back in May 1972 in the small town of Trømborg to find their early beginnings with bassist Jostein Hansen forming the band.Guitarist Harald Lymtot joined soon after,while several members came and go in a 5 year period.1977,after the band was renamed to KEERS PINK,keyboardist Halvar Haugerud joins them and he has been a consistent member since then.After playing a great number of lives,The first album was released as self-titled on Pottittskiver in 1980.

STYLE: This is quite relaxed progressive rock in general with lots of psychedelic elements, light Folk influences and a heavy amount of melodic guitars.Lymtot is in the center of the arrangements,delivering very melodic work in the vein of ANDY LATIMER with nice solos here and there,but the Norwegian vocals add the appropriate Scandinavian flavor.The calmer parts have an intense Blues/Psychedelic feeling,while Haugerud seems to be playing a b-role,despite using a variety of keys.Keyboards are very distinctive and soft,the same thing with a couple of flute parts.So,melodic guitar-driven prog is the stuff here.

INFLUENCES/SOUNDS LIKE: With Lymtot being the main figure,CAMEL's characteristic style is more than evident,especially from their first two albums.But do not expect some PETER BARDENS' keyboards,as afore mentioned.Several Psych/Prog bands from Scandinavia come also to mind,with KAIPA being the closest comparison.

PLUS: The guitar work is not only melodic,but very inspired as well with some great moments,that stick in your mind.Not a weak track,all arrangements are on the same good level.Classic Prog fans will indicate a few symphonic parts as well.The few flute parts are quite strong.Strong and tight rhythm section as well.

MINUS: The album tends to be rather monotonous,as everything comes around Lymtot's guitars.The keyboards are lost in the background,while plenty of slow-tempo tracks are somewhat boring.Vocals are mediocre and rather indifferent.

WILL APPEAL TO: CAMEL fans for sure!Anyone after melodic or Scandinavian Prog with psychedelic influences and/or a sound of the old-school should also approach.

CONCLUSION/RATING: Guitar work is excellent,all tracks are qualitive,but the album lacks in varety.Not bad,but not that good.No more or less than 3 stars.Dedicated CAMEL followers should add a half star.

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 Art Of Complex Simplicity  by KERRS PINK album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.89 | 25 ratings

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Art Of Complex Simplicity
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

4 stars As with earlier work like MELLOM OSS, "Art of Complex Simplicity" is heavy on the instrumentals and applies a Scandinavian folk filter to a CAMEL lens, but several changes are made. For one, vocals are in English, and quite well sung. And while the preponderance of pastoral instrumentals again makes tracks blend into each other in an amorphous if happy clump, this album features several standouts that rank up there with the best in the sub genre.

The most impressive of the wordless cuts is probably "Guiding Light", a brief but powerful yet peaceful call to arms. The melody is arresting, partly due to an odd familiarity that I can't place. The lengthier "Joie to Vivre" captures this theme among others and should appeal to the more demanding listeners among us, not that it is unusually complex by any means. "Never Land" is the prime representation of the group's stock in trade - a relaxing piece with delicate guitars and floating female voices but enough oomph in the bass and drums to keep you awake. But the two must-haves are "Lady of the Lake", a lovely song that is more like STRAWBS than Strawbs, a bang-on take on their classic "Glimpse of Heaven"; and the even more appealing "Linger a Bit Longer", a melodic tour de force bolstered by keyboards and lead guitars played with abandon yet in the service of the tune.

If you are a symphonic fan leaning in the folk direction or vice versa, and make a virtual sprint to your local retailer for this atmospheric delight. Guaranteed to simplify your life without giving you a complex.

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3.12 | 13 ratings

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Tidings
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

3 stars This veteran Norwegian prog band has a storied past with both the first self titled debut and the splendid sophomore Mellom Oss being fine prog-folk examples, led by the fluid lyrical guitar of Harald Lytomt. "Tidings" follows two adventurous and well-received releases (A Journey on the Inside and The Art of Complex Simplicity) and suggests a tad more conventional perhaps even commercial approach. The opener "Hour Glass" is pretty standard neo-tinged prog and is accessible enough for any fan but there is no real awe to wildly applaud. The lads do immediately get back to their folkish strengths on the inspirational "Tidings from the Distant Shore", a scintillating nearly 9 minute display of electric folk, with sweeping orchestral themes, delicate female vocals with male interventions, a propos marching violin, sizzling synths and a weeping guitar solo to finish the job. "Shooting Star" is a Freddy Ruud composition and thus strongly favors a variety of massed keyboards, a very deliberate piece that glows gently, set ablaze by a tortuous Lytomt lead solo, full of emotion and effect. The female backing vocals offer a soulful approach to counteract the male vocals that unfortunately grate unconvincingly. The longest cut here , "Yumi Yeda" is a welcome return to their more sophisticated style, showcasing exemplary melodies, allied with some inspired playing by all , even though the lead vocals are somewhat accented and weak. The guitar wails and weaves majestically however, providing another glimpse of how the instrumental prowess can be impeded by unconvincing voice work. "Moments in Life" conjures up strong Camel tinges with more lyrical guitar observations in a dreamy wash of keyboard colorations, again ruined by some wayward "American style funky-groovy" female vocals that plod on totally ludicrously, having little function other than to divert from the instrumental pleasure. Why? Next up, "Mystic Dream" is another near 10 minute piece that sails off at first assuredly, diving quickly into a sedate vocal segment, morphing into lung calisthenics that have no purpose and a fine solo section featuring both guitar and keys. Again, the same attributes apply, great musical parts raped by unpersuasive lead microphone work. Gratefully, the final track "Le Sable S'est Ecoulé" is an instrumental workout (using the oft-used Martin Luther King "I have a dream" quote as well as a JFK snippet) that demonstrates the tonal and technical abilities these vets obviously possess, preferring more experimental orchestrations thus clashing wildly with the previous material. In my opinion, their weakest effort by far, please chuck the vocalists and return to more conventional folk-prog singing and all will be fine tidings from then on. 3 Pink Grains of Sand.

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Mellom Oss
Kerrs Pink Prog Folk

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I have the re-issue which isn't a remastered version of the original recording, but a complete re-recording of that album. The original had mellotron on it, this doesn't. This is fairly mellow with some nice guitar leads.There are only two tracks on this album that really impress me.

"Mellom Oss" is one of those tracks. Melancholic with synths and some great guitar to open. The tempo picks up before a minute. Nice bass followed by some outstanding guitar. That light uptempo melody is back as the contrasts continue. Just a cool sounding tune. "Trostevise" is almost polka-like.Yikes ! "Trostevals" opens with piano and is joined by the violin. Not a fan. "Ostinfor Ord" is the other song I really like.The guitar takes the lead early as bass throbs. Violin takes over 1 1/2 minutes in as the guitar stops. The intro melody is back 2 1/2 minutes in, it reminds me of CAMEL. The guitar lights it up 5 minutes in. Nice. "Hvem Snakker Til Meg ?" is a good song. I like the guitar, and we get some vocals after 1 1/2 minutes. The organ after 4 minutes is a nice touch.

"Elegi" opens with some good guitar before that polka vibe returns. Thankfully it doesn't break out into a "Lookimpickled Polka"-like tune. "Mens Tiden Forgar" is the 17 minute closer. We get some female vocals on this one. It builds to a guitar / drum / bass melody before settling back down 2 1/2 minutes in as flute arrives. Vocals with strummed guitar before 4 minutes.Female vocals follow. Organ before 7 1/2 minutes that comes and goes. The flute is back after 11 minutes. Male vocals a minute later as it continues to be pastoral. Before 15 minutes we finally get a little passion as the guitar and organ come in to end it in style.

I feel like i'm being generous giving this 3 stars, but then i'm not a huge fan of Folk music (or polka).

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