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5 stars When Scandinavia met KING CRIMSON...

''Vemod'' is the debut of the Swedish band, Anekdoten. Anekdoten make their appearance to the Prog Rock scene of the 90's, deciding to compose and perform its music according to the Prog Monster, Robert Fripp. Anekdoten's music has lots of King Crimson influences, rendering it difficult and very complex.

The band consists of 3 main elements. Jan's wonderful bass performing and Peter's amazing drum playing, seem to hold the whole project and give it, its marvelous atmosphere. Nicklas' guitar playing, faithful and dedicated, adds his own character and reminds Fripp's unique style. Jan and he are the main composers of the band. But, the hidden diamond of this band is Anna's beautiful arranged and performed keys and cello. Anna was added to the group and became immediately one of them. She completes this neo-Crimson concept with her mature ideas, plus her wonderful voice.

Anekdoten appears to be a lot promising band and, in fact, later, confirm this prospective. They release a serie of amazing albums, each one close to a masterpiece. They manage to marry the Crimson's sound and filosophy with their style of performing Progressive Rock. The production reminds a lot of the Lark's or Starless' productions, as well as ''Vemod'''s compositions.

To me, a new-born Master Prog band, a new-born Masterpiece... 5 stars, really...

FatalV | 5/5 |


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