Exposé Online banner

Ragnarök — Path
(Musea FGBG 4752, 2008, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01

Path Cover art

If you are old enough, you might remember that Ragnarök was part of the Swedish Prog Rock movement in the mid 70s. Their self-titled album released in 1975 was typical 70s art-rock. The band vanished in the 80s and its leader, Peter Bryngelsson, pursued a solo career. The band reformed in 1991 and recorded their fifth album Well, which went unnoticed. Now 17 years later Ragnarök is back with their sixth album Path. The lineup is the same as the early band: Peder Nabo (keyboards, guitars), Thomas Wiegert (drums), Staffan Strindberg (bass), Henrik Strindberg (guitar), and Peter Bryngelsson (guitar, dobro, lap steel). They were even able to work with their former producer and engineer Anders Lind. The result is a set of eight beautiful and melodic acoustic instrumentals that are quite enjoyable without being boring or derivative, which can happen to bands as their members age and either can no longer perform as in their youth or are no longer interested in pushing their creativity. Apparently the song order is incorrectly listed on the CD and promo material. According to their web site, the correct order is “Mirrors and Windows,” “Lakansvind,” “Chinese River,” “Waterlevels,” “Dog 1,” “September,” “Angel,” and “Dog 2.” Path shows that these guys still have it together and could possibly find a new audience.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 37, 2008 releases

Related artist(s): Ragnarök

Latest news

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more

2018-07-01
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more

2018-06-25
Fred Chalenor RIP – We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched. » Read more

2018-06-13
Jon Hiseman RIP – One of the great drummers of the rock era has died. Jon Hiseman was a veteran of such ground-breaking groups as Colosseum (I and II), Tempest, John Mayal's Bleusbreakers, and was a founding member of the innovative large band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. » Read more

2018-06-05
Koenjihyakkei Seeks Funding for New Album – It's been quite a few years since the last new studio album by the amazing Koenjihyakkei. Now they are preparing Dhormimviskha for worldwide release, and they're asking fans to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign to help it happen. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Qoph - Pyrola – It’s been entirely too long since this Swedish band’s 1998 debut. Since that time, the band has formed their own label and started singing in English. Their basic sound is intact, however,...  (2005) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues