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Discografía de Anekdoten

por  Davol
Anekdoten es un grupo sueco compuesto por cuatro miembros:

- Nicklas Barker: guitarra, órgano, mellotron y voces.
- Anna Sofi Dahlberg: Cello, mellotrón, órgano, voces
- Jan Erik Liljeström: bajo y voces
- Peter Nordins: percusión, vibráfono y mellotrón.


Su música suele ser definida como oscura, intensa, desgarradora, triste y muy lírica. Se les compara con muchos grupos, como por ejemplo King Crimson época "Starless and Bible Black" y "Red", pero para mejor definirlos basta mirar los  10 discos que más les gusta a cada miembro:


NICKLAS:
Black Sabbath – "Master Of Reality"
Robert Wyatt – "Shleep"
Peter Brötzmann – "Nipples"
Pink Floyd – "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn"
Yosuke Yamashita Trio – "Chiasma"
John Fahey – "Of Rivers & Religion"
Sonic Youth – "A Thousand Leaves"
Soft Machine – "2"
Elliott Smith – "Figure 8"
Talk Talk – "Laughing Stock"

ANNA SOFI:
Cree que hay demasiados para elegir sólo 10.

JAN ERIK:
Björk - "Vespertine"
Tim Buckley - "Happy Sad"
David Crosby - "If I Could Only Remember My Name"
Nick Drake - "Five Leaves Left"
Kevin Gilbert - "Thud"
Magma - "Live (Hhai)"
Joni Mitchell - "Blue"
16 Horsepower - "Secret South"
David Sylvian - "Secrets Of The Beehive"
Van Der Graaf Generator - "Godbluff"

PETER:
John Coltrane: Coltrane (impulse)
Comus: First Utterance
Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
Bo Hansson: Sagan Om Ringen
Magma: Live Hhai
Joni Mitchell: Ladies Of The Canyon
Joni Mitchell: Blue
Linda Perhacs: Paralellograms
David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive



Discografía
:



... VEMOD (1.993)

Este disco fue el debut de la banda en la escena progresiva. Un trabajo donde destaca el uso del mellotrón, con unos sonidos oscuros y duros, contrastados con momentos de gran belleza.


1.- Karelia  (7:20) ---> Extracto
2.- The Old Man and the Sea (7:50)
3.- Where Solitude Remains (7:20)
4.-  Thought in Absence (4:10)
5.-  The Flow (6:58)
6.- Longing (4:50)
7.- Wheel (7:52)
8.- Sad Rain (sólo edición japonesa) ---> Extracto





... NUCLEUS (1.995)

En este nuevo disco el sonido evoluciona haciéndose más propio, siguen los pasajes oscuros y duros, alternándose con momentos delicados de gran belleza.


1.- Nucleus (5:08) ---> Extracto
2.- Harvest (6:58)
3.- Book of hours (9:58)
4.- Raft (0:58)
5.- Rubankh (3:07)
6.- Here (7:23)
7.- This far from the sky (8:47)
8.- In freedom (6:27) ---> Extracto





... OFFICIAL BOOTLEG - LIVE IN JAPAN (1.998)

Doble cd, grabado el 11 y 12 de Octubre de 1.997  en Japón.



CD 1: (57:31)
1.-  Karelia (8:04)
2.-  The old man and the sea (8:02)
3.-  Harvest (5:42)
4.-  Slow fire (7:51)
5.-  Thoughts in absence (3:38)
6.-  Road to nowhere (4:56)  ---> Extracto
7.-  Book of hours (10:04)
8.-  The flow (9:14)

CD 2: (53:03)
1.-  Groundbound (7:30)
2.-  Where solitude remains (7:58)
3.-  Wheel (8:58)
4.-  Tabatah (9:39)  ---> Extracto
5.-  Nucleus (6:10)
6.-  Rubankh, part 1 & 2 (12:48)





... FROM WITHIN (1.999)

Con la participación de Simon Nordberg (piano, órgano y voces), Anekdoten edita su tercer disco, en la misma línea que los anteriores. A destacar su impresionante tema
“Hole”, desgarrador, profundo y muy emotivo gracias a sus mellotrones.



1.- From Within (7:25)  ---> Extracto
2.- Kiss of life (4:40) 
3.- Groundbound (5:24)  ---> Extracto
4.- Hole (11:08) 
5.- Slow fire (7:26) 
6.- Firefly (4:49) 
7.- The sun absolute (6:39) 
8.- For someone (3:30





... GRAVITY (2.003)

Es uno de los trabajos menos duro y más asequible de todos los que han realizado. Es un disco muy agradable en su escucha, y aunque sea menos complejo y oscuro siguen sonando, en muchos momentos, sinfónicos.


1.- Monolith (6:07)
2.- Ricochet (5:44)
3.- The war is over (4:42) ---> Extracto
4.- What should but did not die (6:43) ---> Extracto
5.- Sw4 (6:04)
6.- Gravity (8:19) ---> Extracto
7.- The games we play (3:24)
8.- Seljak (5:16)





... WAKING THE DEAD, LIVE IN JAPAN (2.005)

Disco grabado del concierto que dieron en Tokyo el 25 y 26 de Febrero de 2.005.


1.-   Monolith
2.-   From Within
3.-   Kiss Of Life ---> Extracto
4.-   Hole
5.-   SW4
6.-   Moons Of Mars 
7.-   The Sun Absolute ---> Extracto
8.-   Ricochet
9.-   Gravity
10.- This Too Will Pass 
11.- Sad Rain ---> Extracto






... A TIME OF DAY (2.007)

Disco de gran belleza sonora, menos duro que los anteriores y con un estilo más marcado y definido del grupo.

1. The Great Unknown
2. 30 Pieces
3. King Oblivion
4. A Sky About To Rain
5. Every Step I Take
6. Stardust And Sand
7. In For A Ride
8. Prince Of The Ocean





... CHAPTERS (2.009)

Doble cd recopilatorio que además contiene material no publicado como demos y versiones alternativas entre otras.


CD 1
1. RICOCHET
Taken from the album 'Gravity' released in June 2003
2. THE GREAT UNKNOWN
Taken from the album 'A Time Of Day' released in April 2007
3. FROM WITHIN
Taken from the album 'From Within' released in October 1999
4. IN FOR A RIDE
Taken from the album 'A Time Of Day'
5. THE WAR IS OVER
Taken from the album 'Gravity'
6. MONOLITH
Taken from the album 'Gravity'
7. A SKY ABOUT TO RAIN
Taken from the album 'A Time Of Day'
8. EVERY STEP I TAKE
Taken from the album 'A Time Of Day'
9. GROUNDBOUND
Taken from the album 'From Within'
10. GRAVITY
Taken from the album 'Gravity'
11. WHEN I TURN
Previously unreleased. The song was written back in 1997 and recorded December 2008 – January 2009.

CD 2
1. SAD RAIN (Alt. mix)
The first Anekdoten track ever written, originally recorded by Nicklas and Peter in December 1990. This is an alternative mix of the version that appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of 'Vemod'.
2. WHEEL
Taken from the album 'Vemod' released in September 1993
3. THE OLD MAN & THE SEA
Taken from the album 'Vemod’
4. NUCLEUS (demo)
Recorded in April 1995. Another version of the song is featured on ‘Nucleus'
5. BOOK OF HOURS (demo)
Recorded in April 1995. Another version of the song is featured on ‘Nucleus'
6. THIS FAR FROM THE SKY (demo)
Recorded in April 1995. Another version of the song is featured on ‘Nucleus'
7. 30 PIECES (demo)
Demo recorded in May 2006 at Sisu Sound. Mixed in February 2009. Another version of the song is featured on 'A Time Of Day'.
8. PRINCE OF THE OCEAN (demo)
Demo recorded in May 2006 at Sisu Sound. Additional overdubbing and mix in February 2009. Another version of the song is featured on 'A Time Of Day'




Por último, y a modo de curiosidad, estos son los sonidos que utilizan en los mellotrones en sus diversos temas:

KARELIA: bassoon, churchorgan, flute, 3 violins
THE OLD MAN & THE SEA: 8 choir, churchorgan
WHERE SOLITUDE REMAINS: 3 violins, flute, churchorgan, oboe
THOUGHTS IN ABSENCE: flute, oboe
THE FLOW: sound FX, vibes, flute, 3 violins
LONGING: bassoon, oboe
WHEEL: GC3 brass, bassoon, oboe, 300 strings, 8 choir
SAD RAIN: Mk 2 brass, 3 violins, clarinet, flute, viola, cello
NUCLEUS: 3 violins, flute, vibes, 8 choir, viola
BOOK OF HOURS: flute, 3 violins, oboe, viola, vibes, Mk 2 brass
RUBANKH: 3 violins, flute, viola
THIS FAR FROM THE SKY: flute, vibes, 3 violins, oboe, 8 choir
IN FREEDOM: vibes
A WAY OF LIFE: flute, 3 violins
ROAD TO NOWHERE: flute, 3 violins
TABATAH: vibes, Chamberlin male-choir, Chamberlin trumpet
FROM WITHIN: 3 violins, solo violin
KISS OF LIFE: 3 violins, flute
GROUNDBOUND: vibes, 3 violins
HOLE: 3 violins
SLOW FIRE: 3 violins
FIREFLY: Chamberlin female choir, Chamberlin cello
SUN ABSLOLUTE: Chamberlin male choir, Chamberlin cello, Chamberlin clarinet, Chamberlin trumpet, Chamberlin flute, solo violin, 3 violins
FOR SOMEONE: solo violin
MONOLITH: 3 violins, cello
RICOCHET: 3 violins, Chamberlin flute, Mk 2 brass
THE WAR IS OVER: 3 violins, flute
WHAT SHOULD BUT DID NOT DIE: Cello, Chamberlin cello, Chamberlin bass clarinet, Hammond organ (slow Leslie)
GRAVITY: 3 violins, Chamberlin clarinet, Chamberlin flute, Chamberlin trumpet
THE GAMES WE PLAY: wine glasses
SELJAK: 3 violins, Chamberlin female voice


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