Monday 20 November 2017

Gösta Berlings Saga - Tid Är Ljud (2006)

The debut album from this Swedish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, solina, mellotron, drums, percussion, fender rhodes, bass and finger cymbals.
Some guest musicians is providing voices, violin and flutes.

Gosta Berlings Saga is one of the more critically acclaimed prog rock bands from Sweden and they have got a very dedicated fanbase around the world. So it is with a great deal of trepidation I am now reviewing their first three albums/you can read reviews of their two other albums somewhere else in this blog.

It has actually taken me some years to pluck up the courage to review these albums. And I should really also get their new album too.

Their music is instrumental bar some talking and some soundbites. The music is very eclectic with a great deal of half-acoustic guitars, mellotron and fender rhodes in their sound.

The music is also a mix of jazz, symphonic prog and Swedish folk music with some avant-garde music thrown in too. There is some Samla Mannas here too. The music is also very dynamic and lively throughout these fifty-five minutes.

The end result is a good album which shows a great deal of promise. I think I will really enjoy their other two albums too.

3 points

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