Saturday 25 November 2017
Kebnekaise - Kebnekaise III (1975)
The third album from this Swedish band.
Kebnekaise was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of mandoline, violin, bass, drums, guitars, sambaros, harmonica, congas, tamburine, bells, percussion and vocals.
I have previously reviewed their debut album for this blogg and a couple of other albums for ProgArchives. You will find my review of their debut album here. I am now reviewing the remaining Kebnekaise albums in this blog/you will find other Kebnekaise album reviews somewhere else in this blog.
Kebnekaise was a Swedish prog band who were everywhere. From Swedish folk rock to African folk rock to fusion and rock. A strange band. But also an influential band well worth checking out if you are into the likes of Kaipa and The Flower Kings.
This album takes Kebnekaise into folk rock. Swedish folk rock. There is lots of violins here and the music, mostly instrumental music, is based on Swedish folk music. This again was the Swedish popular music 100 years ago or so. It also forms the base of what Kaipa and The Flower Kings later did.
The music is far too much Swedish folk music to really being good. The whole half an hour of this album. It is a decent album with some value for those who likes Swedish music. But to give it a Decent rating is perhaps being to kind. But check it out for yourself.