Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD)
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Jewel Case CD release of Merit - Queen Of Swedish Hammond Folk Groove on Discogs/5(6). Merit - Queen of Swedish Hammond Folk Groove, a Compilation of songs by Merit Hemmingson. Released in December (catalog no. AMSCD ). Genres: Psychedelic Folk. Dulcimer Hambo, CD, Duplicated CD, International,
This is one of my favourites from the album and check out the guitar playing at 7 minutes. The final song "Comanche Spring" is the longest and one of the best tracks on this record. The violin is at it's most aggressive early in this song and the guitar is really good as usual. The melodies are amazing! Hey the bonus track called "Horgalaten" might be the best track of all with that Krautrock flavour.
Other than the traditional sounding first track I applaud the band for what they've accomplished here. A huge improvement over their debut. Love the album cover as well. The rhythm is an almost martial three-beat conga affair by transplanted Guinean Bah Hassan, and the wordless chanting of Turid Lundquist, who oddly appears only on this track. As a result this comes off as the most traditional-folk effort on the album. Like the remainder of the album this is an instrumental, and while the percussion is more subdued here there is some rhythm on timbale by Hassan.
This has more of the feel of a traditional dance arrangement, and again is highly melodic and for the most part a three- step tempo. There is also an extended live version of this track on the CD reissue, and while the recording quality is rather poor there are clearly two drummers and more animated guitar, Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD), and the comparison to the studio version is interesting at least.
This is a mesmerizing composition that I can just picture being played in an Asian opium den while the smoke drifts listlessly above the just as listless audience. Very beautiful. This sixteen minute piece with often torrid psychedelic rhythms, passionate conga and highly elaborated guitar work is supposed to pay homage to the plight of American Indians around the time of the settlement of the New World.
Never mind that the Comanche Nation was almost entirely located in the American Southwest and almost definitely never battled Vikings Mexicans or Spaniards perhaps ; and forget that the sometimes improvisational jazzy bass and psych guitar does nothing to Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD) itself to that culture.
The viewpoint is refreshingly novel, particularly to an American, and the latter half of the song does manage to evoke a bit of the mood of a summer Albuquerque sunset. So nods Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD) managing to pull that one off. In all this is so much more interesting, lively, and richer than the rather mundane debut album from the band that it has to be given its due. This is definitely a four star recording, and one that would easily be welcome in the collection of any prog-folk fan, and probably most other types of prog fans as well.
Highly recommended. Kebnekaise is a Swedish prog-folk outfit featuring guitarist Kenny Hakansson. This album is their most oft-mentioned, a collection of Swedish folk as a starting point blended with a sort of hippie idealism and improvisation mostly guitar. Besides guitar the album is driven largely by fiddle and percussion of the fireside variety. While this song seems to be dismissed by some it was my favorite part of the album.
I really enjoyed the wordless vocals of Turid Lundquist as she sort of croons away to the repetitive, swaying melody of the violins and drumming.
I guess it appeals to me because it is so different from music I hear on any regular basis. With "Horgalaten" the album shifts to its main focus which is a trippy counterculture bending of Swedish folk music. Slowly working the rhythm section to luke warm, the dual guitars of Kenny Hakansson and Ingemar Bocker begin to explorethe conversational tone of their playing is quite developed and impressive I must say, teamwork in action.
They hear each other and they compliment each other rather than simply trading off with each other. In some ways the feel of these jams is not unlike the Grateful Dead carrying on for 15 minutes to "Fire on the Mountain. As with the Dead, occasionally the peaks can be exciting but sometimes things can get a bit static. The congas begin to increase in intensity which drives the guitars to more frantic playing.
The bass is a bit buried in the mix but the guitar and percussion are heard well. Soon we get some violin entering the fray and Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD) with the lead guitar. After an extended congo solo section the violin comes in and the pulsing rhythmic sound achieved suddenly sounds like Alamaailman Vasarat for a bit. More sensitive and thoughtful lead guitar returns and continues to trade off with the violin to the tribal drumming. The sound isn't perfect of course but how nice to get such a rare document from this group.
As you'd expect the guitar playing is even less inhibited not that the studio version is! The CD booklet features a nice history with photos although only in Swedish unfortunately. Kebnekaise is a good album though not terribly essential in my view.
I think there are more exciting prog-folk entries out there. These guys are average musicians with some nice extended jams that will appeal to some and bore others. Check it out if you're interested in Swedish rock or long, mostly laid back jamming.
I think their sound is just unique enough to have in your collection but I'm not sure how often you'd reach for it. Yes, Sweden, that wonderful country that has brought us so many excellent prog, rock and heavy metal bands at one point brought us this excellent group. Using everything that they had at their disposal, Kebnekaise, in their short career, managed to make some truly beautiful music.
This album is an amazing showcase of how much talent and potential the band had. In terms of what the album sounds like for those unfamiliar it's kind of tough to explain.
The band uses folk melodies exclusively as one could expect through their guitars, rhythm sections and violins to create winding music that does not lose attention.
There's nothing ambient about these compositions as they all seem to tell a tale simply through their ups and downs in tone and tempo as well as almost set verse and chorus despite not having any lyrics. The music is up beat and plays rather smoothly with only a few ''darker'' moments which are far and few between the very pleasant other songs. For those of us who only speak English the songs titles are nonsensical our penalty for not learning other languages I suppose except for the final opus, the minute Comanche Spring.
That's okay though because for those of us who don't speak the language it adds just another element to the music, likely not dissimilar to those who listen to too much Magma. One thing that does suck if you're not savvy with Swedish is that you won't be able to read the story of the band or the album, I don't know!
As for the previously mentioned Comanche Springthis is a track to have your eye on. Likely attractive to the prog fan thanks to it's sheer length, but the playing and wonderfully driving rhythms and melodies of the song make for an excellent tour de force of folk music as the song just picks up faster and faster throughout the course of the song making it seem a lot shorter than it is and that's a good thing!
Secondary melodies that act as a kind of bridge make the song all the more wonderful as they come in to press the track along. All in all an amazing album. Sten Bergman - Sorti 9. Blond Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD) The Lilac Years Contact - Convulsions Dice - Labyrinth Energy - Metamorphosis Cymbeline - Flicka CD2 Gånglåt - Drömsyn - Music Queens (CD). Ibis - Blixtens Gamla Buss 7.
Kebnekaise - Frestelser I Stan Life - Sailing In The Sunshine Lotus - Mac Mecki Mark Men - Born 2. Nationalteatern - Jack The Ripper 6. Nature - Mystery Brew 7. Nynningen - Efterdyning Outsiders - On My Magic Carpet Pandora - Measures Of Time
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