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 (5)
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

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

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


Previously in Exposé...

Phideaux - Fiendish, Ghost Story, Chupacabras, 313, & The Great Leap – Even if you've never heard of Phideaux, you already know one thing about them. They are a busy little band – though sometimes I wonder if "band" is the right word. It's almost a solo project of...  (2007) » Read more

Gentle Giant - Scraping the Barrel – The title of this second volume of Gentle Giant audio and audiovisual archives is simply a long time fan’s obsessive labor of love. Dan Bornemark has been a charter member of the band’s on-line...  (2005) » Read more

The Big Wu - Tracking Buffalo Through the Bathtub – The Big Wu is a Midwest quintet who focuses on the amusing swing jazz groove vibes of Zappa or the Grateful Dead. This is the kind of group who can channel a happy vibe and break off into a heavy...  (2000) » Read more

The Ancient Veil - The Ancient Veil – Imagine the following sonic configurations: voice, acoustic guitar, alto recorder, fretless bass, and tabla; accoustic guitar, soprano sax, tenor recorder, oboe, double bass, and cymbals; a full choir...  (1996) » Read more

Liberation thru' Hearing - Liberation thru' Hearing – How to describe this? Let's first consider the music: although it doesn't say exactly who plays on the album, one may hear synths, percussion, flutes, sax, drums, bass, guitars, plus some...  (1996) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues