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DETTA HAR HÄNT

Gösta Berlings Saga

 

Eclectic Prog

4.18 | 196 ratings

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Windhawk
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5 stars Brilliant sophomore effort by this Swedish act.

If vintage-inspired, quirky instrumental progressive rock with a few contempary musical spices is a flavour of music you like, this album should be pretty high on a list of purchases to be made.

Drums and bass are perhaps the main driving force of this outfit, providing laid-back jazz-tinged foundations with ease, but truly excelling when in more energetic mode, the latter the dominant mode of expression. Those familiar with Christian Vander of Magma should feel right at home with the stickwork here.

Guitars and keys have more of a Gentle Giant spirit to them, delivering quirky and evolving textures with a great deal of variation. But there's also some Crimsonian tendencies added to the mix, with occasional visitis to disharmonic and dissonant territories with more of a Frippian touch to them.

All in all a great production for most anyone with an interest in challenging, instrumental progressive rock. Highly recommended.

Windhawk | 5/5 |

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