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Topic: Anekdoten recording a new album
Posted By: Jorvik
Subject: Anekdoten recording a new album
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 14:31
I'd hoped the "new website in development, please check back later" message that's been present on their site for the past few months would herald good news and it does indeed.

Originally posted by Anekdoten Anekdoten wrote:

As can be seen in the first posting to this new blog we have finally started the recordings of our new album!...

News here: http://www.anekdoten.se/new-album-underway/" rel="nofollow - http://www.anekdoten.se/new-album-underway/

It'll be a good year if both Anekdoten and Camel release albums (plus seeing the latter live, can't wait!).

Wow, can't believe A Time Of Day was way back in 2007. On the whole, I enjoyed the album. Musically it seemed to be veering towards more popular sounds and bits of it reminded me of The Doors. However, it was marred by having been made too loud.

It'll be interesting to hear the new album and see whether it continues from AToD or marks a bit of a return to their earlier sound(s). I just hope they declare that "The [loudness] war is over" Wink

ETA: just spotted a post from four days ago: AToD has been remastered, hopefully this has undone the damage inflicted upon the original release.
http://www.anekdoten.se/a-time-of-day-remastered-cd/" rel="nofollow -
http://www.anekdoten.se/a-time-of-day-remastered-cd/

Plus cool pictures of them recording. I'd not noticed these two at first, it's weird how the front page only shows a single blog/news article.

http://www.anekdoten.se/recording-in-atlantis-grammofon-2013/" rel="nofollow - http://www.anekdoten.se/recording-in-atlantis-grammofon-2013/


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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 18:10
Great news Thumbs Up!


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 18:58
Originally posted by MFP MFP wrote:

Great news Thumbs Up!


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 19:25
Funny, it was just a week or so ago that someone mentioned on another thread that Anekdoten needed to get back out there with a new album.  I echo the cries of joy voiced thus far.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 00:58
I was just wondering whether they were at it still or called it a day.  The projects Barker has been involved with in the meantime have been nothing less than excellent (his soundtrack work, and the improvisational 'My Brother The Wind') so I'm certain a refreshed Anekdoten will come up with quality goods (as always).  This is indeed GREAT news !!  Bring on the Mellotron Bowdown


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 01:05


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 05:42
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I was just wondering whether they were at it still of called it a day.  The projects Barker has been involved with in the meantime have been nothing less than excellent (his soundtrack work, and the improvisational 'My Brother The Wind') so I'm certain a refreshed Anekdoten will come up with quality goods (as always).  This is indeed GREAT news !!  Bring on the Mellotron Bowdown
Speaking of which, at what point did Nicklas Berg become Nicklas Barker?  Did he get married or somethin'?

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 05:45
I've got bags of joy

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 05:46
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I was just wondering whether they were at it still of called it a day.  The projects Barker has been involved with in the meantime have been nothing less than excellent (his soundtrack work, and the improvisational 'My Brother The Wind') so I'm certain a refreshed Anekdoten will come up with quality goods (as always).  This is indeed GREAT news !!  Bring on the Mellotron Bowdown
Speaking of which, at what point did Nicklas Berg become Nicklas Barker?  Did he get married or somethin'?


Maybe he married a pooch?


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 05:52
Seems Martha Barker may be the woman in question ??  I think the man takes on the woman's surname in Sweden.
Same thing with Anglagard's bassist Johan Hogberg - he's now Johan Brand...........I'm no marital expert though.... 


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 06:51
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I was just wondering whether they were at it still of called it a day.  The projects Barker has been involved with in the meantime have been nothing less than excellent (his soundtrack work, and the improvisational 'My Brother The Wind') so I'm certain a refreshed Anekdoten will come up with quality goods (as always).  This is indeed GREAT news !!  Bring on the Mellotron Bowdown
Speaking of which, at what point did Nicklas Berg become Nicklas Barker?  Did he get married or somethin'?


Maybe he married a pooch?
After divorcing an iceberg, perhaps?


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 06:52
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Seems Martha Barker may be the woman in question ??  I think the man takes on the woman's surname in Sweden.
Same thing with Anglagard's bassist Johan Hogberg - he's now Johan Brand...........I'm no marital expert though.... 
Wow, I did not know that.  Thanks for the insight.


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 07:59
I am not surprised by the news. I suspected they were working on a new album because their website has been facelifted lately.

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 09:06
Greaaat :)

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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 13:11
About time!!!


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 13:12
I'm expecting John the Mellotron to pop in any minute nowBig smile

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 15:25
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I'm expecting John the Mellotron to pop in any minute nowBig smile
 
I hate when you do that.LOL
 
In Sweden I believe it's up to the people getting married if they want to take his sur-name or hers.
I think Nicklaus was just trying to capitalize on having the same last name as Bob Barker but I can't prove that.
This is great news though and i'm sure they will follow in A Time Of Day's footsteps or maybe thay'll surprise us with a Polka album.
 


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 15:32
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I'm expecting John the Mellotron to pop in any minute nowBig smile
 
I hate when you do that.LOL
 
In Sweden I believe it's up to the people getting married if they want to take his sur-name or hers.
I think Nicklaus was just trying to capitalize on having the same last name as Bob Barker but I can't prove that.
This is great news though and i'm sure they will follow in A Time Of Day's footsteps or maybe thay'll surprise us with a Polka album.
 

TongueLOL

I'd love to hear them pull off a polka album by the way. Oh yeah baby! It'd probably sound really sombre and bleak, though fast and twirly.

Seriously though, I'd love to hear them play around with different keys this time. I can just imagine a farfisa on an Anekdoten albumHeart


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 16:45
Wasn't there a Farfisa on 'A Time Of Day' ???  (2nd last track, from memory - kind of Canterburian in sound...)


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 16:48
You may be on to something Tom. 
I'm just a sucker for the farfisa - been so ever since I encountered Cirrus Minor.


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 16:52
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

You may be on to something Tom. 
I'm just a sucker for the farfisa - been so ever since I encountered Cirrus Minor.
Hell yeah !!  'More' is just doused in the thing - it's something like walking 3 feet off the ground.  Wright nailed it.  BTW - don't you ever sleep Shocked - I've just had 8 hours sleep and you're still on line....... 


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 16:57
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

You may be on to something Tom. 
I'm just a sucker for the farfisa - been so ever since I encountered Cirrus Minor.
Hell yeah !!  'More' is just doused in the thing - it's something like walking 3 feet off the ground.  Wright nailed it.  BTW - don't you ever sleep Shocked - I've just had 8 hours sleep and you're still on line....... 


Had a few breaks from PA, right now I'm waiting for some friends to pull themselves together and scoop me up for some strange dancing.
Anyway, it beats tv when you've had a few beersTongue


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:00
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

You may be on to something Tom. 
I'm just a sucker for the farfisa - been so ever since I encountered Cirrus Minor.
Hell yeah !!  'More' is just doused in the thing - it's something like walking 3 feet off the ground.  Wright nailed it.  BTW - don't you ever sleep Shocked - I've just had 8 hours sleep and you're still on line....... 


Had a few breaks from PA, right now I'm waiting for some friends to pull themselves together and scoop me up for some strange dancing.
Anyway, it beats tv when you've had a few beersTongue
So I gather it's a Friday night for you - it's pretty much 8.00am Saturday right now.


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:13
LOL

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 22:23
Bring on the cello!!!!

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Posted By: rdtprog
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 15:43
Bring on the Mellotron!!!

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Posted By: freyacat
Date Posted: June 05 2013 at 10:57

There was a time when I grew to love Ankedoten even more than King Crimson.  It seems obvious that the concept of this band was to begin with the same ingredients from the KC 73-75 pantry, and then to craft new songs with them.

It is a joyful thing to hear all of the great things Anekdotn has done with this musical lexicon.  They are creative composers and skilled players, and have slowly evolved toward having their own distinctive sound.
The music also incorporates some delightful "what if's" for the informed listener, like "What if Peter Hammill had become King Crimson's vocalist?  THIS is what it would sound like!"  or "What if Ian McDonald had stayed with the band later into the 70's?"  or even "What if King Crimson had incorporated more of the Canterbury sound into what they were doing?"   While the sounds are retro, the music itself has that timeless poetic quality that makes King Crimson timeless.


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Posted By: Jorvik
Date Posted: June 07 2013 at 14:45
Well, I suspect there will be one aspect of the forthcoming that will be a disappointment for me -- again, as was the case with A Time of Day as this trend has been a problem for a while.

The remastered version of AToD arrived today and from what I've heard so far, sadly it seems that an opportunity has been wasted and Anekdoten still don't get it. The overall tone is indeed (a little) better, with more high end and the over-prominent bass reduced in level a bit, leading to an increase in clarity most notably in the vocals and the drums. 

The little improvement wasn't worth paying €12 for though as it's still all been slammed to death and is ridiculously loud. The dynamic range of most tracks has improved by one point, two are the same and one actually has lower dynamic range. Cry

I wish, in the words of one of their songs, the (loudness) war is over but it appears Anekdoten live to fight another day Ouch


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Posted By: LakeGlade12
Date Posted: June 11 2014 at 16:10
So its been a year since the last post here...any progress? I kind of feel like its a race between them and tool. Which one will come out of hibernation first?   


Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: June 12 2014 at 12:59
Originally posted by LakeGlade12 LakeGlade12 wrote:

So its been a year since the last post here...any progress? I kind of feel like its a race between them and tool. Which one will come out of hibernation first?   


Last update on their web site is from December.  They were wrapping up overdubs of the first 4 songs, after which they would start rehearsing the remaining tracks.  I guess it's taking longer than they had hoped.........


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 13 2014 at 00:16
^ ........they all have day jobs...........
Still, it's been a while.......can't wait for the new one.



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