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    Check out Isobar - another brand new one featuring Mattias Olsson on drums!

    https://roth-handle.bandcamp.com/album/isobar

    Mattias is sepia. Sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Check out Isobar - another brand new one featuring Mattias Olsson on drums!

    https://roth-handle.bandcamp.com/album/isobar

    Mattias is sepia. Sometimes!
    Other times, he's just weirdly hilarious. (Love to Matthias!)

    I got the notice for this as well. Based my sampling of each track, it's a great-sounding album that includes trumpet and sax alongside the usual guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards (read: mainly mellotrons and such).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Check out Isobar - another brand new one featuring Mattias Olsson on drums!

    https://roth-handle.bandcamp.com/album/isobar

    Mattias is sepia. Sometimes!
    really good album!
    I detect a hint of Happy The Man in places, but not like a clone. Love it!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    I am the OP of this thread, though I haven't checked up on it very much I am enjoying listening to some of the suggestions.

    For the record, I wasn't trying to start a trend calling those retro Tron and melancholy flute bands "sepia toned" I just thought it was a silly descriptor for music that reminds me of those photos of empty crumbling Scandanavian homes with an abandoned doll in a chair that you sometimes see on metal covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnwayne View Post
    I am the OP of this thread, though I haven't checked up on it very much I am enjoying listening to some of the suggestions.

    For the record, I wasn't trying to start a trend calling those retro Tron and melancholy flute bands "sepia toned" I just thought it was a silly descriptor for music that reminds me of those photos of empty crumbling Scandanavian homes with an abandoned doll in a chair that you sometimes see on metal covers.
    This thread will live forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnwayne View Post
    I am the OP of this thread, though I haven't checked up on it very much I am enjoying listening to some of the suggestions.

    For the record, I wasn't trying to start a trend calling those retro Tron and melancholy flute bands "sepia toned" I just thought it was a silly descriptor for music that reminds me of those photos of empty crumbling Scandanavian homes with an abandoned doll in a chair that you sometimes see on metal covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Elds Milk
    That Elds Mark album is probably the closest thing I've heard to Swedish band Ragnarök's timeless debut album from 1976. The same vibe of faintly jazzy, semi-ambient folk-rock amidst a light classical touch. Trolls and fairies and gnomes and Jons in the forest'n'stuff. And septic tank tone to kill for with a silver bullet.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    That Elds Mark album is probably the closest thing I've heard to Swedish band Ragnarök's timeless debut album from 1976. The same vibe of faintly jazzy, semi-ambient folk-rock amidst a light classical touch. Trolls and fairies and gnomes and Jons in the forest'n'stuff. And septic tank tone to kill for with a silver bullet.
    Pour some of that Southern comfort in your Elds chocolate Milk and shoot it....

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    ^ That won't do, as I already gave it a wedgie.

    A mean one.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
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    Is a sepia tone anything like a brown note?

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    A Danish ballad which is reminiscent of the Shetland ballad "King Orfeo" (Child No. 19). Both ballad stories involve the playing of an instrument to win back a woman that was taken by a supernatural being, in this case a troll.

    Professor Grundtvig records six Danish versions of Harpens Kraft" ("The Power of the Harp, DgF 40, TSB A50), four from handwritten folios, the earliest Karen Brahe's of the 1570s, a broadsheet version dated 1778, and the latest collected in 1845. The ballad was popular throughout northern Europe, with versions in Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

    'Du hente mig ind Guldharpen min!'

    ['You fetch me the goldharp mine!']

    Villemand tog Harpen i Hćnde,
    Han gaar for Strřmmen at stande.

    [Villemand took the harp in hand,
    He goes by the stream to stand.]

    'Gae, bring to me my harp o' gowd.'

    And when the harp had been brocht to him,
    He stude close doon by the water's brim.

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    Listening to Storm Corrosion now - it's pretty sepia! I don't know why, but when it came out I decided it was boring and didn't even give it a full listen. I didn't really even realize it was a sepia-toned Anglo-Scandy slab of goodness. But it's great! I can't remember if I checked out what was on the Blu-Ray. Probably there's a Making Of video which probably IS boring, but maybe I'll check it out again...

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    I may be in the minority here, but I'm pretty fond of the 90's Scandinavian prog stuff as it was moving into a sophisticated alt rock territory. Stuff like Landberk's One Man Tells Another and Indian Summer and Anekdoten's Gravity. Reminds me of other bands converging on a similar result from different origins: see Thought Industry's Short Wave on A Cold Day and Sunny Day Real Estate's The Rising Tide

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