It’s rare to see such support from a record label for a band’s back catalogue as shown by Karisma with Arabs In Aspic. The Norwegian prog institution were signed by Karisma in time to release Madness & Magic in 2020. A year later, their first three albums (all from the 2000s) were reissued simultaneously by..
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable slab of prog that will have you eagerly waiting for the next two installments of the trilogy. You can be forgiven for never having heard of The Chronicles Of Father Robin. This is, after all, their debut album, but we’re not talking about some young hopefuls here; instead, the band is..
...there is an intensity and emotion to Oak’s sound, that combined with great song-writing and brilliant production, means that this release is surely a candidate for the best prog album of 2022. Take a really close look at the font used for the title on the album cover. It appears to be a jumble of..
It's nice to see such an ambitious debut album full of music that is complex and demands concentration. Norway is fast becoming the go-to place to find interesting and innovative prog bands. From Wobbler through to Arabs in Aspic, there seems to be a conveyor belt of Norwegian groups that are inspired by the prog..
All these three albums are full of fine prog moments and are worthy of gracing the collection of any prog fan. Wobbler are probably best known for their 2017 opus From Silence To Somewhere, undoubtedly one of the best prog releases of that period. Their reputation was cemented further last year with the well-received Dwellers..
Kosmodome demonstrate straight out of the block to be mature and accomplished songwriters and musicians. Norway has always been considered a small fish in the musical world, overshadowed even in Scandinavia by its heavyweight neighbour Sweden, but there is a strong and flourishing prog scene at present ranging all the way from the heavier end..
So much for the difficult sophomore album, this is a classic! What a wonderful find this one is. This is a band from Bergen that has been rather casually labelled psychedelic but that would be a potentially misleading definition. Yes, there are echoes here of the psychedelic revival of recent years, but this is mixed..