Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Prog Contest: Round 1, Match 6

Moving right along, here are this week's two contestants in the Summer of Prog Contest:

Trettioariga Kriget

"- stellar guitar playing, Mellotron, some acoustic guitars, prominent bass lines etc
- kinda "heavy" and "dark" ( as to be expected from scandinavians)
- sung in swedish for an öhh.... exotic flavor
- they go both ways ...short and long. (usually around 4 min. + a 17 min. track to close it out.
In one sentence: Young (well at the time) swedish prog rock band emulating the sounds of the "foreign greats" like King Crimson, Rush and Yes with some hard rock." - hansoloshotfirst

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VdxeeQjOho


Embryo (GER)

"Embryo is a german krautrock musical act known for their distinct brand of jazz-rock music. Of their albums I find this one to be their most sonically interesting. It mainly is a jazz-rock album like their others, but is filled with odd sounds and influences, from marimbas to violins and a bunch of other things I can't identify because I suck at describing music
tl;dr: it's a sonically weird instrumental krautrock jazz-prog record." - SharkTooth

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1_31qSCIY&list=PL8a8cutYP7foyL_TubmoMTEwUCG6zmB8l&index=1

So it's Sweden vs. Germany. Sort of like a World Cup match.