Exposé Online banner

Landberk — Riktigt Äkta
(Record Heaven RHCD1, 1992/1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1996-03-01

Riktigt Äkta Cover art

Landberk's Riktigt Akta (the Swedish vocal equivalent of Lonely Land) was in many ways the precursor of the new Swedish symphonic scene and was the first of many well received bands to come from that country in the 90s. I understand Riktigt Akta is a different mix than Lonely Land and doesn't have the T2 cover, but in my opinion is marginally the better as it seems more indigenously Swedish, and the vocals seem more fluid. Looking back, the album has aged well — lots of Mellotron, organ, and folk references make this a great dreamy album to listen to (with candles, ahem) on a late night. Landberk were never the complex creature Änglagård were, yet it's no doubt they do what they do well. With a little bonus track, if you haven't got a copy of Lonely Land this is a good place to start.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 9, 1995 releases, 1992 recordings

Related artist(s): Simon Steensland, Landberk

Latest news

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Agitation Free - Fragments – [Musique Intemporelle edition from 1995] Agitation Free are one of Germany's finest space rock groups, an outfit that launched the careers of many respected musicians like Michael Hoenig, Lutz...  (1996) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues