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Seid: Mystical twist

Seid - Weltschmerz, baby!

Cosmic pirate rock is what you find on the record Weltschmerz, baby! according to the band Seid! I enjoy that title as much as I always have enjoyed most of the music from Seid. The band is one of Norway’s best and most unique prog bands. Founded in the 90s they play heavy psych rock referring to the old 60s and 70s with vintage keyboards and transitions to classic prog and alternative. The band have released four albums so far, and the last Weltschmerz, baby! was released some weeks ago. The song Coyoteman is the first single from that album,

On the new album the band decided to dress their compositions with lyrics sung in their native language! The band consist of four musicians, but in addition there are a fair amount of guest musicians on the new album.  The Middle-Eastern vibes of Moloch Vs Gud and narrative style is very appealing and so are also the psychic music landscapes the band comes up with. These music landscape continues on the following song Mir (Drogarna Börjar Värka). That song is mostly instrumental but with some heavy female vocals from time to time. The singing is delivered by Stina Stjern (aka Stina Moltu) and add a nostalgic feeling to the song.

Trollmannens Hytte is by all means a weird and very interesting song. The intro is eerie with nice contribution from Stina Stern, and suddenly do the tune makes a 100 degree turn. The song become very experimental without losing goals and meaning. Pretty trippy song colored with ambient electronic psychedelic music landscape.

Seid would not be Seid without a big trip in outer space! Satan I Blodet is built up on some delicious guitar riff and nice heavy bass lines. The song also have some hints of psychedelic music. Tribal rhythms use to be exciting is my opinion, and Seid`s version on Haukøye is very successful. The song have powerful drumming and as a bonus and pretty hard early 90s symphonic hard rock as a fundament. Nice as a contrast to the other songs.

On the tittle song the band take a turn into cinematic music with a mystical intro twist before speeding up heavily. A wordless tune is Coyoteman, and a awesome trippy tune transporting listeners to places they probably never have been before. Weltschmerz, baby! is a very exciting album due to the originality and the personality of the musicians that dare do thing in their own way.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (1935 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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