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    Posted: January 26 2009 at 13:01
Not sure how these two bands will be regarded here, but they are progressive in nature and may fit under the Electronic tag or even Post Rock, perhaps.

Svartbag is a Danish duo that released a bewitching album in 2008 (one of my favourites of that year).

Listen here:
http://www.myspace.com/svartbag
links to reviews are to be found on that page (my review is over at http://sonicfrontiers.net/blog/?p=66#more-66)

Bio from Myspace:

A.REX and Niels Ladefoged founded Svartbag in 2002. The musical inspiration is based on a profound interest in early minimalists, noise, British shoegaze and early German kraut-rock. The band later expanded to three members with Peter Kyed on treatments (real-sound, drones and electronic beats) and occasionally four with Andreas Hauer-Jensen (Dureforsog, Ordklover, Mit Nye Band & Alle med Balloner og Terrasser) on drums.
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A.REX has, since 1979, been prevalent on the punk scene of Copenhagen in bands like Mad Gustav Band, Warshore, The Tide and The Bleeder Group. Under his own name he has, among other things, composed music for Nicolas Winding-Refn’s film “Pusher 2”.

Peter Kyed has collaborated for a number of years with Peter Peter (ex-Sort Sol/The Bleeder Group) on soundtracks for a number of films and computer games. Additionally, he is a member of The Bleeder Group and has released the solo album “The World Inside Her”.

Niels Ladefoged has been part of the organization Subotnick since 2002 and has in this context taken part in planning and executing more than 300 experimental concerts.
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Svartbags music can best be described as sonic drones, analogue noise and repetitive space-rock with a touch of ambient and electronica. The music spans from dark and disturbing conditions to minimalistic melodies and rhythmic sequences. Svartbags live-performances are therefore also characterized as long, fluent, dynamical and epical.
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Svartbag has played concerts at mostly smaller venues in Copenhagen and two times at the Norberg Festival in Sweden in 2003 and 2004. Svartbag played at Roskilde Festival on the Metropol stage in 2005.
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At Norberg the Swedish Fat Bank Roll wrote: "Later Saturday night the Danish band Svartbag played a concert, which was one the highlights of the festival. With two guitars and all different kinds of electronic merchandise they produced very beautiful soundscapes, with small hints of rhythmic flows. Gentle, delicate, very nice..."
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At the concert at Roskilde festival the Danish music magazine Geiger wrote: "The drones take you within the architecture of music. The modulations, the substantial drumming and the deep drones from the guitars, set every body cell in vibration. It..s noisy, harsh and pleasant at the same time. A weird, but never the less a good feeling. Keep an eye on them.."
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The 26th of May, 2008 Svartbag released their debutalbum, containing 49 minutes of music spread out on 5 tracks. All tracks are produced by Niels Ladefoged and A.REX, and mixed by A.REX.
The album can be bought at www.discovery-records.com
The download version can be bought at www.klicktrack.com & www.boomkat.com from the 13th of May.
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In the beginning you will hear tracks like Black Capricorn and Cairo. Black Capricorn is a sinister violent dark pearl with reference to Throbbing Gristle and the likes, Cairo is the sexy relationship between Bowies Low, Neu and that special Suicide feeling. Later you hear Loop9, a minimalistic psychedelic track that travels with the quiet urban night as companion.
The album ends with Billy Name, an epical tour de force in feedback and shrilling repetitive rocknroll guitars. The track is a tribute and a humble payback to all the people surrounding Warhol around the factory years in the 60s, especially Mr Billy Name. On this track Peter Peter contributes with a 14 minute long guitar feed and a raunchy freeform outro lead. Voiceover appearances by the Factory Talkers: Taylor Mead, Holly Woodlawn, Amy Taupin, Stephen Shore, Chuck Wein, Mary Woronow and of cause Billy Name. All material kindly lent out by the mentioned Factory Talkers and recorded by Steven Watson from the Factory-Made website.


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The Resonance Association is another duo from the UK who also released a wonderful album in 2008. They formed by Daniel Vincent and Dominic Hemy in 2006

www.myspace.com/theresonanceassociation

http://tra.moonfruit.com/

Bio from their website:

The Resonance Association is a band formed by Daniel Vincent and Dominic Hemy in 2006 after hearing each other’s recordings on the internet[1].

The band's music falls into a number of different categories including ambient, goth, noise, chill out, dark, krautrock and experimental [2].

The duo's first release was the four-track 40-minute mini-album Volume One. This was followed by Appendix One, another four-track collection, this time featuring three live tracks (one from the rehearsal studio, two from the duo's October 2006 appearance at "Immersion") and a different mix of Volume One's opener Fake Numbers Station.

Volume Two was released in December 2006, comprising of four tracks of ambient rock experimentation, found sounds and atmospheric samples. Its counterpart, Appendix Two, features a live improvisation of what would become Volume Two's centrepiece Adrift Part One, in addition to three tracks left over from the writing sessions.

In early 2007, the duo also released a suite of four songs entitled Northern Coastline Soundtrack, inspired by a remote listening post on the Yorkshire Moors near Whitby in Northern England. These four songs were released on a limited promotional CD with four other tracks - three remixes and an early version of The Darkening Storm called Forest.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2009 at 13:08
By the way, I know The Resonance Association was already suggested as post rock here:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52145&KW=Resonance+Association&PN=1


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2009 at 13:27
Downlaoded Svartbag's cd last month off eMusic, good stuff...
 
I'll check out The Resonance Association tonight when I get home from work.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2009 at 15:04
I've added them both to the PF charts.Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 06:41
Originally posted by burritounit burritounit wrote:

I've added them both to the PF charts.Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 16:45
Svartbag added now Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2009 at 01:43
The song Black Capricorn is quite good. I've been getting into ambient music lately (Brian Eno type stuff) an d it's cool to hear a darker side of the genre. I'll definitely have to check the full album out. Thanks for the review/post!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2009 at 14:15
Bump.

How about The Resonance Association?

There's also Bob's original suggestion here:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52145&KW=Resonance+Association


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2009 at 18:44
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

Bump.

How about The Resonance Association?

There's also Bob's original suggestion here:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52145&KW=Resonance+Association


Oh sorry Assaf & Bob, I've not found this thread... Embarrassed
The Resonance Association - now looking at ProgFreak's PA section - have been rejected by Eclectic and Post.
I've listened to them and felt they have experimental and ambient-ish texture with a bit psych flavour and less progressive elements...IMO.
Just now they've been added on Psych/Space chart.

Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2009 at 18:55
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

Bump.

How about The Resonance Association?

There's also Bob's original suggestion here:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52145&KW=Resonance+Association


Oh sorry Assaf & Bob, I've not found this thread... Embarrassed
The Resonance Association - now looking at ProgFreak's PA section - have been rejected by Eclectic and Post.
I've listened to them and felt they have experimental and ambient-ish texture with a bit psych flavour and less progressive elements...IMO.
Just now they've been added on Psych/Space chart.

Thanks!


Thanks for picking up on this! Smile
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