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Klotet — En Rak Höger
(Musea FGBG 4772, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01

En Rak Höger Cover art

En Rak Höger is the debut release by a progressive rock quartet from Uppsala, Sweden formed in 2004. The CD opens with cheesy sounds and rhythm, but soon evolves into a progressive – jazz-rock fusion reminiscent of the 70s. Heavily anchored to Milvesofia Rydahl’s organ and Fender Rhodes, the fourteen instrumentals, varying in length from 30 seconds to five minutes, shift in mood and tempo never straying far from their Swedish prog roots: Bo Hannsson and Zamla. Klotet’s music is precise and highly orchestrated, something that you have to be in right mood to appreciate, though they can be quite melodic. The dynamic and sometimes frantic nature of their music does not lend En Rak Höger for casual listening. The cover artwork, something you might expect from Hieronymus Bosch if he was alive today, communicates some of these sentiments as well. Unfortunately all of the song titles are in Swedish, making it difficult for me to determine how, and if, they relate to the artwork. All that being said, if you are a fan of Swedish progressive music, I would recommend that you investigate this band.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 37, 2007 releases

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