Legendary Swedish heavy-progressive band who released 6 albums between 1974 and 1992 (plus a retrospective in 1996) and reunited and released a couple of new albums from 2004 and on. However, the only addition to the normal guitar, bass and drums instrumentation is some mellotron here and there. It's musical excellence with plenty of extended gratuitous guitar jams and very intricate lyrics. In several ways, Trettioåriga Kriget ("The 30-year War" in English) can be compare to Änglagård and Landberk to sense their influence. The first, self-titled is in many ways like Rush circa 1980. "Krigssång" is an album that fans of 70's rock in general will enjoy, and not just progressive rock listeners…
What happens on the other side a discharge? At Lars Winnerback last album "Hosanna" alerted his equally angry sorrowfully through an industrial gray, hard and disillusioned Sweden. Even when he played acoustic guitar could be heard as it was steel-stringed and played with vitspända fingers. "Hosanna" was seventeen years after his debut, perhaps his most solid cast and the best works. "Granite & till" is something else. Set might be otherwise. A quiet drive on E4 between, say, Jönköping and Gränna a Sunday in late September. Radiosporten blasts in some Dire Straits between a pair of series trot matches in Superettan and a gentle rain begins to patter against the roof. All is well as the right bit boring, but not at all in a particularly negative way. Frederiksen sings even if the tour life - often a sign for ideas - but actually makes it to an otherwise rarely seen, relaxed humor.
Born in 1921, the composer Ingvar Lidholm is the doyen of Swedish music. We recently released three CDs as a survey of his orchestral works, and now the time has come for this two-disc set of his music for choir a cappella. Containing the absolute majority of Lidholm's works in this genre, this release is also a documentation of the unique collaboration between the composer and the renowned choral conductor Eric Ericson.
In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a staunch schoolmistress who starts hounding Elina for questioning her authority. Elina's mother, sister, and a liberal young male teacher all try to mediate the ensuing battle of wills between Elina and Miss Holm.