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    Posted: April 24 2005 at 14:41
the nords make the best night music, guess its
because its dark most of the year!

70's Swedish band that combine folk, fusion and
symphonic prog. Bits of King Crimson, Gong and
other Scandinavian bands can be pointed to has
possible influences, but Raganrok don't really sound
like any of the above overall. They take a very
pastoral approach to fusion/prog, eschewing
high-tech studio trickery, using just pianos, gently
tolling electric guitars, flute, bass and percussion.
The first album is beautiful mood music, great to drift
off with at night. Fjarilar i Magen surprises everyone
with its leading track: "Adrenalin". True to its name,
it's a metallic hunk of blazing guitar that nearly
makes King Crimson's Red look tame. The rest of
the album is much more subtle, but in its own way is
more like "Adrenalin" than the first album. All right,
that's taking the analogy a bit far, but the band do
inject more intense passages neatly interwoven
among the gentle fantasias.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 25 2005 at 08:11
Their first album is one of the best album to listen to outside your cottage in the hot summer night. Very pastoral and moody! Fjarillar, I have more problem getting into it but is somewhat similar , just less interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2005 at 20:13
SWEDEN RULES!!! Best in prog next to the Brittish
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2005 at 20:44
I must say i like the Drapery falls by Opeth from Black water park. That is a classic track even with the bit of growling which sounds like he is singing about Badgers and weasels or some other furry animals. Yes excellent night music but swedish i think
There stands Olias to outward to build a ship
Holding within all we hope to retain
The frame will be so built to challenge the universe
Clasped with the skins of the fish of the plain

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