Exposé Online banner

Väsen

Väsen
Country
Sweden
Profile
Swedish folk music band, founded in 1989 by Mikael Marin (viola), Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), and Roger Tallroth (guitar). Percussionist André Ferrari later joined, but has since left, with the group remaining a trio.
Website
http://vasen.se
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (10)
Väsen — Mindset Väsen — Mindset
(NorthSide NSD6097, 2013, CD)
Väsen — Keyed Up Väsen — Keyed Up
(NorthSide NSD6080, 2004, CD)
Väsen — Trio Väsen — Trio
(NorthSide NSD6077, 2003, CD)
Väsen — Live at the Nordic Roots Festival Väsen — Live at the Nordic Roots Festival
(NorthSide NSD6065, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Nordic Roots 3 Various Artists — Nordic Roots 3
(NorthSide NSD6060, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Nordic Roots 2 Various Artists — Nordic Roots 2
(NorthSide NSD6040, 1999, CD)
Väsen — Gront Väsen — Gront
(NorthSide NSD6041, 1998, CD)
Various Artists — Nordic Roots Various Artists — Nordic Roots
(NorthSide NSD6016, 1998, CD)
Väsen — Spirit Väsen — Spirit
(NorthSide NSD6004, 1997, CD)
Väsen — Whirled (Världens Väsen) Väsen — Whirled (Världens Väsen)
(NorthSide NSD6006, 1997, CD)

Latest news

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

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more

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


Previously in Exposé...

Kantata - Samsara – For background information, go dig up a copy of Expose #14, and find the review where I spent half a page trying to describe a CD by Iwan Fals. Here, the XTC/Sting/Cat Stevens-influenced...  (1999) » Read more

Jean-Pascal Boffo - Carillons – A most welcome reissue of one of Musea's finest releases ever, Jean-Pascal Boffo's second LP from '87. In the 70s, he was the guitarist with a Genesis inspired group called Mandragore, which later...  (1994) » Read more

Iona - Journey into the Morn – The first 15 minutes of this album (except the two-minute opener) give the listener no idea of what is to come. If you judge an album based on a cursory listen of the first few songs , this one would...  (1996) » Read more

After the Fall - Knowledge – Based on this album, After the Fall could give all those neo and symphonic prog groups from the Low Countries a run for their money. The Connecticut-based quartet of Ken Archer (keys, vocals), Mark...  (2007) » Read more

Dave Brock - Strange Trips and Pipe Dreams – Dave Brock has been the one steady member of Hawkwind for nearly 30 years (the band's first album was released in 1971). In a band that has witnessed over 30 personnel changes over that time,...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues