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Gösta Berlings Saga: Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal …..

Gösta Berlings Saga checked in with the following comment about the new and sixth album: «In the midst of these weird and complex times, we’re very glad to present new music. Our new album Konkret Musik is probably the most varied GBS record to this date, with minimalism and total maximalism in unholy alliance. Can’t wait to share it with you!».

Gösta Berlings Saga commented about the track and video as follows: «The first single off Konkret Musik displays one of the many flavors of the new album. This minimalistic, rhythmic and synth-focused track and its naive melody lines, is released with surprisingly suitable timing. With a video paying tribute to the world’s medical expertise, and audio inspired by the legacy of Florian Schneider, Basement Traps feels like a relevant and safe place in these weird and turbulent times».

Konkret Musik is recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Fagerström (Viagra Boys, Skull Defekts, Nina Kinert, etc.) and Anton Sundell (Tonbruket, Ane Brun, etc.) at Studio Bruket and Magix Playground, Konkret Musik contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock, showcasing a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies. Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal: Konkret Musik will probably not leave anyone unaffected. The track Artefacts,

Recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Fagerström (Viagra Boys, The Skull Defekts, Nina Kinert, etc.) and Anton Sundell (Tonbruket, Ane Brun, etc.), Konkret Musik contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock. This is probably the most varied GBS record to date, with minimalism and total maximalism in unholy alliance.

Most recently, Gösta Berlings Saga have released a special digital-only live album entitled Artefacts – Live, which consists of 9 tracks in a total playing time of 63 minutes, recorded at the grandiose Södra Teatern venue in the group’s hometown Stockholm in December 2018. Gösta Berlings Saga performed their previous album Et Ex in its entirety (and a few older tracks additionally…) with various guests on stage and in front of a sitting audience. Sweden’s biggest newspaper Dagens Nyheter gave the concert a remarkable review and a 5/5 rating. I must admit that I am an extremely big fan of music to Gösta Berlings Saga so it is said. The track Fundament,

Permafrost stated two years ago this about Et Ex, «The album shows a band that have developed their eclectic instrumental rock even further with more of everything the listener would love to hear I guess. More experimentalism, more contrast, and with more sonic variety than ever, tilting from melodic, starkly beautiful lines shimmering like an aurora borealis over the desolate arctic tundra, to powerful and aggressive riffs reminiscent of glacier calves crashing into rugged Scandinavian fjords».

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3945 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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