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    Posted: January 30 2018 at 08:57

I saw that there is a thread for Swedish prog, so I figured why not make an appreciation thread for Norwegian prog.

There are many great bands from this cold country in the north and last year was an incredible year for Norwegian prog, with several highly rated albums including the #1 album from 2017 here on PA; Wobbler's "From Silence to Somewhere"

What is your favorite Norwegian band?
What was your favorite 2017 release by a Norwegian band?
Is there something that sets apart Norwegian and Scandinavian prog from music from other countries/regions?

Lastly I'll include some of the great 2017 records from Norwegian bands:

Motorpsycho - The Tower

Soup - Remedies

Bjørn Riis - Forever Comes to an End

Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Arabs in Aspic - Syndenes Magi

Gentle Knife - Clock Unwound

Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere

Himmellegeme - Myth of Earth

Leprous - Malina

Enslaved - E

 

PS: I’m a 24-year-old medical student that discovered the delightful world of prog (and PA) 3 years ago. This is my first post.

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Norway has been dishing out some of the most interesting experimental music lately. I absolutely adore the new Ulver album!
Other bands not mentioned in the OP that I really dig are Seven Impale, Major Parkinson, Shining and elephant9.
Scandinavia is the bee's knees for music these days

Edited by Guldbamsen - January 30 2018 at 09:07
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hmmmm... I typed a whole reply and the forum wouldn't let me post it.
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Nevertheless:

Wobbler (great, stuff!!)
Susanne Sundfør (my number 1!!!!)
Magic Pie (kinda like Flower Kings, but I dig it)
Ark (only one great album, but it's beyond awesome)

and

Airbag
(okay-ish)
Gazpacho (okay-ish)

a-ha is really, really awesome aswell.
Can't be bothered with the whole black and pagan metal thing, although Arcturus did a great album back in the day.
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Here are a few others (among many):

Jordsjø - https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com/album/jordsj-2
Breidablik - https://breidablik.bandcamp.com/
Tusmørke - https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/
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The only band I can add to the list is ....White Willow

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 13:33
Kerrs Pink has had a long and respectable career
Nordagust had an intense agony-filled career but I loved their one album
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Currently really loving Anders Buass and his Witches of Finnmark album (especially the guitar tone of the title track)

The Witches of Finnmark
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cosmiclawnmower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 15:22
Ruphus; started more in a heavy prog vein, moved through a 'Yes' phase and then into a Jazz-fusion phase- all had stunning moments and less stunning moments but great ambassadors for Norwegian rock

Another band ive always enjoyed were Utopian fields
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And also 'Kerr's Pink' ( which is a variety of Potato by the way...)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 22:52
I don´t know nothing else about Norwegian music than black metal, which I don´t like. Can somebody recommend me one great norwegian prog album from the seventies, really like to hear it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 22:54
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

hmmmm... I typed a whole reply and the forum wouldn't let me post it.
I guess I am a robot.
I think these sites do that everybody now and then. I copy all my texts just for that reason don´t have to write them again (naturally I forgot usually just then when sites suspect me a robot and that error text come).
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Some older stuff you should check out:

Popol Vuh (later known as Popol Ace) - s/t, Quiche Maya
Høst - På Sterke Vinger, Hard Mot Hardt
Prudence - Tomorrow May Be Vanished, Drunk and Happy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2018 at 02:01
Originally posted by Sonic Hashshashin Sonic Hashshashin wrote:

Some older stuff you should check out:

Popol Vuh (later known as Popol Ace) - s/t, Quiche Maya
Høst - På Sterke Vinger, Hard Mot Hardt
Prudence - Tomorrow May Be Vanished, Drunk and Happy
Thanx! Hey you Norwegians, you stole great band names (you know there is Wig Wam too)Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2018 at 02:31
Wobbler (the best)
Elephant9
Tusmorke
Panzerpappa
Motorpsycho
Plenty more, especially artists in the Rune Grammofon label.
Gosh, Norway or Sweden..............
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2018 at 03:59
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

hmmmm... I typed a whole reply and the forum wouldn't let me post it.
I guess I am a robot.
I think these sites do that everybody now and then. I copy all my texts just for that reason don´t have to write them again (naturally I forgot usually just then when sites suspect me a robot and that error text come).

That's what I started to do. Ctrl-A + Ctrl-C, just in case. hahahaha
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Damn, I forgot WigWam (aren't they Finnish???)
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-Anti Depressive Delivery,
-Annot Rhul,
-Gargamel,
-Kvazar,
-Bjorn Lynne,
-Nordagust,
-Ossicles,
-Rendezvous Point.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2018 at 04:46
Norwegian prog seems to get better every year. Best albums of recent years (2011-present).

Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere
Shamblemaths - s/t
Jordsjø - Jord
Panzerpappa - Pestrottedans
Ulver - Wars of the Roses
Motorpsycho - Here Be Monsters


Of course this list is far from complete.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2018 at 04:46
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Damn, I forgot WigWam (aren't they Finnish???)
There is Finnish progband Wigwam. Then there is Norwegian Glammetal band Wig Wam.
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