ÄNGLAGÅRD - Prog På Svenska - Live In Japan

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: AS

Änglagård call their new live album "Prog in Swedish", which will be released 18 years after their only concert document "Buried Alive". The Swedish prog dinos, who celebrated a furious comeback in 2012 with their third work "Viljans Öga", now sound rather "very British" in their new line-up. After the return of original member Tord Lindman (g, voc) and with the addition of Linus Kåse (keys, sax, voc) and Erik Hammarström (dr, perc), who otherwise play with Brighteye Brison, the quintet (completed by flutist Anna Holmgren and bassist Johan Brand) sounds more like the formation they shared the stage with last year three evenings at the legendary Japanese club Citta: Crimson ProjeKCt. The recordings offered here come from these three concerts. With "Höstsejd", "Kängtans Klocka", "Jordrök", "Sorgmantel", "Kung Bore" and "Sista Somrar" they had pieces of all three records in their luggage. And with "Introvertus Fugu Part I" even a brand new one. On it the Swedes sound like a mixture of Henry Cow and King Crimson. Is this the new alignment of the redeployed troops?

Top Track: Sorgmantel

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