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    Posted: January 22 2012 at 17:42
I can't believe I overlooked these guys, especially since they are Nya Ljudbolaget related via cellist Ove Karlsson.
... and since I haven't seen them in the archives or suggested before, here it goes:









I'm not sure about the sub-genre though. I've seen them tagged as Prog Folk on numerous occasions, but, athough the folk elements are present, and there are several tracks that can be clearly defined as PF (being even more prominent than in the case of Nya Ljudbolaget), overall the band pushes more in the jazzy/ avant area. So maybe ZART could have a look, although I'm sure most of the members are already familiar with the band.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2012 at 12:03
Could you provide any more samples? I'm having a hard time picking a subgenre too and I want to listen to more of their stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2012 at 12:08
Goodness me. Have they really not been added yet? Definite oversight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2012 at 17:10
Fantastic really. Their samples above sound more folk-ish than avantgarde (but I can accept if they be rejected in Folk Team).

I'll check their debut album later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2012 at 15:52
It is really difficult to sample this properly. One must actually listen to some albums, but even then it is difficult to put a tag on them. The second one is basically avant folk, whilst the first is more jazz oriented.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 01:48
Their debut album I've checked ... and ...
Been quite immersed in their avantgarde-folksy rock tinged with definitely RIO flavour just like another Swedish RIO project SMM / ZMM. Fantastic kicks! Heart

Already Matt's and my thumbs-ups they've got!
http://progfreak.com/Arbete-Och-Fritid-152106.html?path=pa/raz


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 08:48
Originally posted by Lizzy Lizzy wrote:

Especially this clip is fantastik for me! Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:13
Thought I'd bump this one as it might die unnoticed and it needs only one vote to be cleared. Any ZART members around? :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:30
Hey Lizzy.

I have their first three albums, and let me start out by saying thank you for suggesting these guys, because I had completely forgotten about themEmbarrassed
If my memory serves me well, I think they would be a better fit within the confines of prog folk, but yeah doesn't really matter though.
 I heard their selftitled about a week ago, and they certainly belong on this site that's for damn sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:44
If Nya Ljudbolaget can fit in Prog Folk, these guys could too, but then again that's the situation with Ramlösa Kvällar as well.
I thought that I'd call out on the ZAR team since they got their hands on them first. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:52
Well the problem(haha problem?) with these Swedish acts is that they are eclectic more than anything, yet not really fitting for that genre here IMO. I've had that Nya Ljudbolaget for almost 10 years now, and each time I put it on I am certain that it is either a RIO album, a folk album or a middle eastern album mixed up with fusion. The same sort of parallels can be applied to Arbete och Fritid, which in all fairness is something that I happen to adore.

Let's just see what those ZART boys have to sayTongue


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 14:14
Definitely not eclectic (the PA sub-genre), but I do get the same feeling when listening to said Swedes. I guess Hollmer's solo work is in the same situation, at least from what I've heard thus far. And I love it too, so much I've been asking Swedes here if they didn't happen to have some of these LP's, particularly that rare Nya one. Let's just say no luck yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 16:16
The self-titled Nya Ljudbolaget album from 1981 is on YouTube in its entirety - not quite the same as owning it, I know, but for anyone who wants to listen to it:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: The album has 12 tracks, and there are only nine tubes above, but the 5th and 7th of them consists of more than one track combined - it seems to be all there (and in order too). Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 17:27
Would you please wait a bit Lizzy? We feel friendly toward them I guess. Thumbs Up



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 18:34
Absolutely. I was just concerned they might have been forgotten with all the new suggestions pouring in. (I have forgotten about them myself for a while Embarrassed)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 08:27
Added finally. Sorry for our taking time. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 14:43
YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!! My main man Damo - good stuff my friendCool
I love this band, and in the near future I'll surely be posting some random nonsense as a review.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 18:06
And again sorry I have a bad cold Dead and their disco has not been completed yet ... this weekend I'll add. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 18:09
As long as the albums are there to be reviewed, then to hell with discoWink We can't all be dancing like John Travolta now - especially if we have a cold.

Hope you feel better soon.


Edited by Guldbamsen - March 22 2012 at 18:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 18:12
^ Thanks mate. Big smile
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