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    Amgala Temple (Norway)

    https://amgalatemple.bandcamp.com/

    Amgala Temple is the sound of three musical forces combined. The result is an overwhelming clash of spontaneity and control, improvisation and clairvoyance - all meshed together in a quest to make something radiant.

    The mix of Lars Horntveth, Amund Maarud and Gard Nilssen is a wish come true for music fans, as they each have made great impact as bandleaders, solo artists and musicians in an array of projects - be it with Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundfør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman’s Revenge, a-ha or Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity.
    Invisible Airships is a very cool album. I would describe it as Pink Floyd's Live At Pompei played by a jazzy rockband (drummer Nilssen plays like Nick Mason times 4) with slight Krautrock- and classic-rock-injections.

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    Electronic music from Norway.Some good stuff here.

    https://unts-untsplinksandplonks.ban...om-norway-2018
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    Does one consider Atomic as a band from Norway?
    With three musicians from Norway and two from Sweden one would doubt
    Anyway, just heard their music for the first time on the new album "Pet Variations", which title tells the story behind it: the CD contains interpretations of music from jazz- and modern classical-composers and of the Beach Boys-track "Pet Sounds".

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Does one consider Atomic as a band from Norway?
    With three musicians from Norway and two from Sweden one would doubt
    Anyway, just heard their music for the first time on the new album "Pet Variations", which title tells the story behind it: the CD contains interpretations of music from jazz- and modern classical-composers and of the Beach Boys-track "Pet Sounds".
    If their base is Norway then...but is it somehow audible?
    How about a US band with Canadian members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    If their base is Norway then...but is it somehow audible?
    How about a US band with Canadian members?
    ya thinking of Steppenwolf??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    ya thinking of Steppenwolf??

    But they fooled everyone

    More fooling - John Kay was from the DDR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    If their base is Norway then...but is it somehow audible?
    Well, it's an instrumental group....

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    Looking forward to this one.
    Comes out in May.

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    While Kanaan's Windborne side A is a killer - wild, ultra-sharp fusion/kraut reminding of bands like Embryo -, they seem to have changed the drugs for side B which sounds much less inspired. The first 2 tracks leave immense promise for this new Norwegian band.

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    "Music From Norway: Just how important is it, really?"

    To the Norwegians, quite important. To the Swedes...Not so much.
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    I don't know how I had missed it, but thanks to John Kelman's end-of-year-list, I became aware of Ola Kvernberg's new album "Steamdome". It already came out in June. Since I discovered him on Motorpsycho's "Death Defying Unicorn", Kvernberg has become my favorite current violinist (and a great inspiration for my own violin playing).

    The new album has been in constant rotation on my Ipod recently, I love it! Here's one of the tracks played live:


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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    "Music From Norway: Just how important is it, really?"

    To the Norwegians, quite important. To the Swedes...Not so much.
    Really? I thought that's where they got their ideas
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    As a native from a neighbouring country I find it quite easy to hear whether a band is from Norway, Sweden, Finland (or Denmark) regardles of eventual singing - unless they just copy some anglo-american band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    As a native from a neighbouring country I find it quite easy to hear whether a band is from Norway, Sweden, Finland (or Denmark) regardles of eventual singing - unless they just copy some anglo-american band.
    As concerns 'progressive rock' artists I'd most definitely agree on that. Even when they are attempting to copy those Angloamericans. In regard to the 70s, the four scenes (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland) were sometimes radically different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    As concerns 'progressive rock' artists I'd most definitely agree on that. Even when they are attempting to copy those Angloamericans. In regard to the 70s, the four scenes (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland) were sometimes radically different.
    I was thinking for a long time on this so I am taking it elsewhere.

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    Very important for me:

    The 3rd and The Mortal
    Atrox (as was)
    Leaves Eyes


    to name just three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    "Music From Norway: Just how important is it, really?"

    To the Norwegians, quite important. To the Swedes...Not so much.
    Not really true. Metalheads and goths here in Sweden love lots of norwegian metal and goth bands but I cannot speak for norwegian prog rock as I don't know any prog bands from Norway.

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    The Tronosonic Experience with their second release, "The Big Blow":


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