Saturday, 5 June 2021

Beardfish - Destined Solitaire (2009)

The fifth album from this Swedish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, accordion, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

Beardfish is without any doubts one of the more original bands to come from Sweden. Well, within the progressive rock scene, that is.

Take Swedish folk rock, add symphonic prog in the vein of Kaipa, add Canterbury prog and lots of Frank Zappa. That is more or less this band.

That is also more or less this album too.

This album is very long.... Seventy-seven minutes long, no less.

The quirky music flows nicely and the vocals are good. Really good. The 1970s organ sound is really cool. Most of this album is a throwback to the 1970s.

The music is really playful too and works on so many different levels. 

This is a good album indeed and well worth checking out.

3 points

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