Header

BARR

Prog Folk • Sweden


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Barr picture
Barr biography
BARR are a fresh face in the world of pastoral, mildly acid-influenced acoustic folk. Though largely unknown outside (and possibly even within) their native Sweden, the band has to their credit a self-produced EP, a 2008 full-length studio release, and individual resumes that include stints in TAKEN BY TREES and PADDLE & BALL, as well as touring credits with MONEYBROTHER. The band also supported indie folkster IRON & WINE on their 2008 Scandinavian tour.

The band consists of seven members, including a pair of string bassists and singer-songwriter team of Patrik Andersson and Hanna Fritzson, who combine to create ethereal and laconic melodies to accompany the band's acoustic soundscapes. A throwback band to a certain extent, BARR have been compared to seventies acts HERON, PENTANGLE and FAIRPORT CONVENTION, as well as more modern (but equally throwback) artists as ESPERS and NANOOK OF THE NORTH.

Well worth a listen, BARR represent yet another variation on modern and progressive acoustic folk and prove once again that the art of folksy and artistic self-expression is alive and well in the twenty-first century.

>>Bio from ClemofNazareth (aka Bob Moore)<<

Barr official website

BARR MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

BARR forum topics / tours, shows & news


BARR forum topics
No topics found for : "barr"
Create a topic now
BARR tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "barr"
Post an entries now

BARR Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to BARR

Buy BARR Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
CROM-TECH self-titled (2nd) LP slowdime Mick Barr of Orthrelm, Krallice, Octis US $10.99 Buy It Now 12h 11m
Joe Barr 'Where I Stand' Music CD US $3.00 [1 bids]
12h 14m
CHUCK BARR & THE PLAYBOYS / THE RAMRODS Joe Botch / War Party 7-INCH NORTON ROCK US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
V/A "Macro-Eden Records 'Untitled' " No Age noise pop psyche drone BARR Organism US $5.00 [0 bids]
1 day
STILL SEALED OST LP~THE RED BALLONN~ALBERT LAMORISSE/AL BARR/JEAN VALLIN~HEAR US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
7" 45 rpm THE DESERT SONG - GIORGIO TOZZI - KATHY BARR - RCA Picture Sleeve US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
EXIT 9 I Love You! 7" NEW VINYL Soul Spectrum Phil Barr Hollis Googe Johnny Rios US $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Zulu (1964 Film) (Includes Other John Barry Film Score Selections) by John Barr US $11.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Barrios - Carlos Martinez Plays Creole Works By Agustin Barr [CD New] US $16.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Nathan Barr : True Blood CD (2009) US $21.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags - Legionairres Disease [CD New] US $15.98 Buy It Now 2 days
BRAD BARR - THE FALL APARTMENT: INSTRUMENTAL GUITAR [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $9.62 Buy It Now 2 days
Molotov [EP] [EP] by Bruisers (CD, Mar-1998, Cyclone) Dropkick Murphys Al Barr US $1.99 [0 bids]
2 days
RICO BARR - FORBIDDEN LOVE/MODERN ROMANCE - 1990 Immigrant City Records 0X749 US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
2 days
JOHN BARR - ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN NEW CD US $20.16 Buy It Now 2 days
CHUCK BARR & PLAYBOYS / RAMRODS 'Joe Botch / War Party 7" NEW Back from Grave US $8.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Jackie Magazine 22 Apr 1989 No. 1320 Bros S'Express Kylie Minogue Jean-Marc Barr US $24.49 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAD BARR - FALL APARTMENT: INSTRUMENTAL GUITAR (DIGIPAK) NEW CD US $18.67 Buy It Now 3 days
Grand Ole Opry Live Classics: Great Ladies of the Opry, Created for Cracker Barr US $3.99 [0 bids]
US $5.29 Buy It Now
3 days
THE DESERT SONG ost soundtrack tozzi barr ENGEL Living Stereo LSO-1000 DG LP US $17.59 Buy It Now 3 days
Cabin Fever Soundtrack Angelo Badalamenti Nathan Barr promo CD US $9.98 Buy It Now 3 days
BARR - BEYOND REINFORCED JEWELCASE NEW CD US $20.90 Buy It Now 3 days
Ocrilim - Mick Barr (CD,Jan-2005,Troubleman Unlim...NEW US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Daniela Mercury - Bale Mulato-Baile Barr [CD New] US $22.85 Buy It Now 4 days
Brad Barr - Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar [CD New] US $12.60 Buy It Now 4 days
We Will Be Forgotten by Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags/The Slow Drags (CD,... US $2.90 Buy It Now 4 days
DANIELA MERCURY - BALE MULATO-BAILE BARR (IMPORT) NEW CD US $26.83 Buy It Now 4 days
Richard Crandell In the Flower of Our Youth LP vinyl record brad barr US $15.95 Buy It Now 4 days
cd C1 KATHY BARR - FOLLOW ME New -Sealed RCA Spain US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Edith Barr - Soy Peruana US $10.00 [0 bids]
4 days
SIMON BARR SINISTER - S/T demo CD 2003 Rare OOP Doom Sludge Crowbar US $5.00 [0 bids]
4 days
CRAIG BARR AND GRILL BLUES BAND GOLDEN LEAVES LP US $21.00 Buy It Now 4 days
True Blood - Barr,Nathan US $13.74 Buy It Now 4 days
TINA LOUISE BARR CD Rock-It 'Harp Classic Autoharp US $19.95 Buy It Now 4 days
HOSTEL (SOUNDTRACK) 2006 German Import CD - 23 Trax - Music by Nathan Barr US $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Barr Brad - Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar Dig CD US $16.52 Buy It Now 4 days
*NEW* Hostel, Part II [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] by Nathan Barr (CD,.. US $3.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Nathan Barr - True Blood [CD New] US $14.85 Buy It Now 5 days
Michael Nyman & Nigel Barr - Acoustic Accordions CD NEW! US $11.95 Buy It Now 5 days
TRUE BLOOD SEASON 2 TWO - The HBO TV Soundtrack CD (2010 MINT) Nathan Barr Score US $16.31 Buy It Now 5 days
CHUCK BARR & the Rock-A-Billys 45 Susie or Mary Lou / Come On Back CC801 HEAR IT US $40.00 [0 bids]
5 days
UNFILTERED FACTS by Sterlen Barr. NEW/Sealed. Motivational Rap. US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $10.39 Buy It Now
5 days
Mercury Daniela - Bale Mulato Baile Barr Germany CD US $22.86 Buy It Now 5 days
Nathan Barr - Hemlock Grove CD US $18.89 Buy It Now 5 days
Roseanne Barr - I Enjoy Being a Girl [PA] 1990 Cassette SEALED Comedy US $3.75 Buy It Now 6 days
Rosanne Barr- I Enjoy Being a Girl-Cassette US $7.99 Buy It Now 6 days
STEVE BARR**ALONG THE CROOKED ROAD**CD US $13.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Where I Stand by Joe Barr (2007,CD, Swift River Productions) US $9.95 Buy It Now 7 days
Stevie Barr - Stevie Barr & Friends [CD New] US $16.59 Buy It Now 7 days
A Different Corner by John Barr (CD, Oct-2000, LML Music) US $4.99 Buy It Now 7 days
VARIOUS ARTISTS/NATHAN BARR**HEMLOCK GROVE**CD US $18.50 Buy It Now 7 days
Bale Mulato-baile Barr - Mercury,Daniela New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shippin US $26.47 Buy It Now 7 days
Krallice CD - with Mick Barr - Colin Marston US $7.99 Buy It Now 7 days
SCOTLAND BARR and THE SLOW DRAGS on LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE Record ALBUM Bar ROOTS! US $2.95 [0 bids]
US $3.84 Buy It Now
7 days
STEVIE BARR - STEVIE BARR & FRIENDS NEW CD US $22.02 Buy It Now 7 days
AUTOGRAPHED AL BARR! DROPKICK MURPHYS Punk,Oi Sing Loud Sing Proud Green Vinyl US $39.00 Buy It Now 7 days
OCTIS - MICK BARR: OCTIS - IOHARGH WENDED - NEW CD US $13.02 Buy It Now 7 days
BARR - SUMMARY * - NEW CD US $10.75 Buy It Now 7 days
BARR - SUMMARY [CD NEW] US $13.76 Buy It Now 7 days
MICK BARR - LOHARGH WENDED NEW CD US $21.28 Buy It Now 7 days
Nathan Barr - True Blood CD US $19.31 Buy It Now 7 days
Stevie Barr - Stevie Barr & Friends CD US $18.71 Buy It Now 7 days
Scotland & The Slow Drags Barr - We Will Be Forgotten CD US $18.26 Buy It Now 7 days
John Barr - Anything Can Happen CD US $16.68 Buy It Now 7 days
Mick Barr - Lohargh Wended CD US $18.20 Buy It Now 7 days
Barr - Summary CD US $17.08 Buy It Now 7 days
Barr - Beyond Reinforced Jewelcase CD US $16.97 Buy It Now 7 days
Barrios - Carlos Martinez Plays Creole Works By Agustin Barr CD US $21.59 Buy It Now 7 days
Avantgarde Buenos Aires Sinesi Hurtado Castro Barr - Avantgarde Buenos Aires CD US $22.06 Buy It Now 7 days
SCOTLAND BARR & SLOW DRAGS - WE WILL BE FORGOTTEN NEW CD US $22.38 Buy It Now 7 days
DESERT SONG LP Giorgio Tozzi & Kathy Barr - RCA Living Stereo LSO-1000 US $12.75 Buy It Now 8 days
OBSCURE 45, KATHY BARR. WELCOME MAT / A SLIP OF THE LIP. US $9.00 Buy It Now 8 days
CRAIG BARR & GRILL Golden Leaves PRIVATE HOMEMADE Blues Bar Band HARD ROCK AOR US $1.39 Buy It Now 8 days
Memphis Heat with Special Guests: Tracy Nelson, the Supercharge Horns, Greg Barr US $13.00 Buy It Now 8 days
rare private press guitar rock CRAIG BARR Another Side Of lp CBRS 102 US $19.99 Buy It Now 8 days
COOLIO Gangsta'S Paradise CD 4 Tracks Inc Barr 9 Version+Instrumental US $5.31 Buy It Now 8 days
Rare Simon Barr Sinister Five Song Advance CD PROMO LN US $14.99 [0 bids]
9 days
VARIOUS ARTISTS/BARR - BACK TO BACK: THEIR GREATEST HITS [VARIOUS - NEW CD US $4.75 Buy It Now 9 days
All the Great Aviators Agree CD Scotland Barr NEW 2008 & The Slow Drags offer US $3.95 Buy It Now 9 days
The Fall Apartment Instrumental Guitar [Digipk] cd Brad Barr MINT 2008 11tk SLIP US $5.95 Buy It Now 9 days
SCOTLAND BARR and THE SLOW DRAGS on LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE Record ALBUM Bar ROOTS! US $3.95 [0 bids]
US $5.14 Buy It Now
9 days
BARR-NEVAI Labyrintha CD insane improv prog metal Orthrelm Hatewave Krallice NEW US $14.98 Buy It Now 9 days
Barr John - All I Am CD Pop Pop Vocals US $26.67 Buy It Now 9 days
JOAN REGAN - 50's Sheet Music - WAIT FOR ME DARLING - By Barr & Hague US $19.59 Buy It Now 9 days
JUDITH BARR, TREASURE HOUSE - MONTANA GOSPEL LP US $8.00 Buy It Now 10 days
OCRILIM Annwn CD mick barr orthrelm krallice octis crom-tech Mossenek angelblood US $13.98 Buy It Now 10 days
Uppragn-Srilimia-Ixioor-Ocrilim-Nollfithes-Mrithixyl 2001 Mick Barr Grindcore US $9.99 Buy It Now 10 days
KATHY BARR Follow Me '57 RCA 1st PRESS ORIG 1S/1S Cheesecake JAZZ LP RARE NMint US $51.74 Buy It Now 10 days
Rico Barr. - Forbidden Love US $15.00 Buy It Now 11 days
BARR & WINCHESTER - RARE 'SHIFT RECORDS' PROMO 12" US $4.88 Buy It Now 11 days
WALT BARR: Artful Dancer (jazz vinyl LP) US $20.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Crom Tech "ST" LP Mick Barr Octis Ocrilim Botch vinyl US $9.99 Buy It Now 11 days
True Blood Original Score by Nathan Barr CD 2009 Varese Sarabande - Mint! US $8.25 Buy It Now 11 days
Niki Band Barr - Radar Radio [CD New] US $19.33 Buy It Now 11 days
Lockwood Barr - 25th Hour [CD New] US $13.26 Buy It Now 11 days
CD TEMPORAL Exitium NEW 5 Track 2012 Scott McMullen Anthony Santoro Michael Barr US $9.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Barr Brad - The Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar - TSQ2011CD US $23.33 Buy It Now 12 days
John Barr - All I Am [CD New] US $22.98 Buy It Now 12 days
BARR BROTHERS**BARR BROTHERS (DEBUT)**2 LP SET US $21.22 Buy It Now 12 days
DEB BARR - ALL MY STORIES NEW CD US $24.25 Buy It Now 12 days

More places to buy BARR music online Buy BARR & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BARR DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BARR shows & tickets


BARR has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

BARR discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

BARR top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.02 | 5 ratings
Skogsbo is the Place
2008
3.50 | 2 ratings
Atlantic Ocean Blues
2012

BARR Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BARR Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

BARR Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BARR Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

BARR Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Skogsbo is the Place by BARR album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.02 | 5 ratings

BUY
Skogsbo is the Place
Barr Prog Folk

Review by ClemofNazareth
Special Collaborator Prog Folk Researcher

3 stars The first few minutes of Barr’s first full-length album comes off a bit like Gino Vanelli with a little Nicolette Larson harmonizing ala the Mamas & the Papas. It’s definitely a throwback album with an almost California soft rock sound. The septet from Sweden seems to be content to ease the listener into an almost hypnotic slow groove, with accents like slow falling snow in the form of a couple of lazy upright basses and the easy rhythm of undulating bongos and the stark sweet strands of harmonium and flowing flute. This is a winter album of the highest order, despite the opening track titled “Summerwind”.

The band features at least four vocalists, with English lyrics harmonized beautifully throughout in serene and unhurried pace. Despite the bucolic tones, the words tell of lost love and sometimes sad memories, as with the yearning “Words Would Do” that comes across like some sort of Spandau Ballet ballad. This and the opening “Summerwind” are the most conventional-sounding pop tunes on the album, with the band wandering off into pastoral Nordic-folk territory beginning with the acoustic-guitar focused “He ain't a Friend, he's a Brother” which is also accented with delicate glockenspiel chimes and the wispy crooning of guitarist Patrik Andersson. Things slow down even more on “Calling my Name” featuring flautist/pianist Hanna Fritzson’s sad and delicate vocals with male singers backing and more languid guitar.

The title track is also the shortest song on the album at less than three minutes, filled mostly with squeaking acoustic guitar picking and sad harmonium strands, with Andersson’s mild alto and Ms. Fritzson’s quiet chanting the only things keeping this from being a proper instrumental. An interlude piece really, separating the first half of the album from the just as mellow but slightly more adventurous final two tracks.

“Moonfall” begins as subdued as the rest of the album, but Andersson manages to pick up the tempo a bit from time to time as he reflects on the day fading in a setting sun across swaying treetops. This is a beautiful piece of music that seems made to be a backdrop to a long day culminating with quiet conversation with friends at an outdoor café over an apéritif and evening meal.

Barr shows their real potential for progressive folk arrangements most in the closing minutes with the almost post-rock and ranging ten-minute “Sister Lovers Alone”. The glockenspiel rings alongside energetic hand drums and an almost droning bevy of strings while Andersson and Fritzson combine for a duet of mellow acid folk chanting, while the rest of the band wanders alongside. The abrupt shift to synthesized bird songs and muddled spoken-word mumbling is a bit of a distraction several minutes in, but the band quickly recovers and shifts to a hippy-love ending of jangling guitar, flat strings and the rhythmic, four-part and somewhat nonsensical chant of “let’s try to be, and love on our own”. A great ending, especially for fans of late sixties flower-power smooth acid-folk.

Barr are a band with plenty of potential who will surely need to expand their sound and strive for more ambitious arrangements in future endeavors; but if they manage to do so and thrive, this will undoubtedly be revered by fans in future years as a solid and sentimental debut. A solid three star effort, and a very pleasant accompaniment to any lazy winter’s day.

peace

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Skogsbo is the Place by BARR album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.02 | 5 ratings

BUY
Skogsbo is the Place
Barr Prog Folk

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars A fine debut album by Swedish act Barr, and Skogsbo sounds like an idyllic place indeed if that is the inspiration for the music on this production.

Highly melodic, slow to midpaced compositions is the name of the game on this one; where most melodies start out as slow, mellow and almost fragile sounding, gradually evolving towards harder and more aggressive soundscapes. Acoustic guitars are the main instruments, bass guitar will of course mostly be present too. Accordion and violin adds textures along with the vocals, either male, female or both in dual harmony layer.

The compositions have a tendency to become too repetitive though, and the songs as such may come across as somewhat to alike, but fans of folk music with some complexities to it - that doesn't mind their music placed in a more typical rock structure - should find this to be an interesting production.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ClemofNazareth for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.75 seconds