Postures

October 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Postures

Now it’s about progressive rock with the band Postures, hailing from Göteborg. They started out in 2009 and after a few years of forging their sound, they released the debut album “Postures” in summer. They write that the songs have taken their shape during their live shows and that they wanted to capture the energy from these shows on the album. Two of the songs, “Solipse” and “Quakes” are also recorded in live sessions and large parts of them are improvised. It’s an album which demands attention from the listener, but as such you are richly rewarded with their experimental rock excursions and large dynamics, shifting from the soft to the hard, which is further emphasized by the female vocals. I think they are at their best in these live recorded tracks, mentioned above, which may say something about their skills on stage. Here are a couple of songs.

Postures’ site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimpon Bandcamp

Joachim Dahlbergs Vindkraft – “Tankekraft”

June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Joachim Dahlbergs Vindkraft

Joachim Dahlbergs Vindkraft has grown rapidly from a one man project to a duo to a five-membered band with a traditional setup. They get their influences from Swedish progressive tradition, jazz, rock, folk, which can be heard on this first single, the dramatic, lively, progressive rock-vibing “Tankekraft”.

Joachim Dahlbergs Vindkraft’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

Reform – “Reveries of Reform”

November 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Reform

I wrote about Reform and their fifth album half a year ago. Now they’ve released their sixth album, “Reveries of Reform”, in the shape of a double album, which seems somewhat unusual these  days. Maybe their music style is not that common either today; jazzrock, moving into the borders of progressive rock, music that during the seventies fronted with names like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Santana and also with Swedes like Björn J:son Lindh and Janne Schaffer.

And even if they use synths, it’s first of all from the seventies I sense the vibes, well with a refreshed feeling, and with music easier available than for the predecessors I mentioned and often beautifully melodic.

It’s a quite ambitious project the five-membered band Reform has launched, a project where they are visited by a range of good guest musicians. They describe the band formation as a rather fluid concept, where they have changed members a number of times since the start in 1998, and this album is maybe a sign of that when you look at all the participants.

I definitely think that they have succeeded with the project and created an impressive piece of art, which I think you will like if you know this genre, but I also think that the album is an opportunity for those that are curious about what happens when rock meets jazz in different forms. Listen for yourself below in a track, a track taken from the first CD. You can find Reform on their site and on Facebook. Listen more on Spotify.

Mitsuhirato

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