Sunday, November 18, 2018

Junipher Greene - Friendship

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Friendship" is a tune by the Norwegian progressive rock group JUNIPHER GREENE, taken from the debut album "Friendship", it was released in 1971, and is known as Norway's first "double" album. Manufacturers were the band itself, Nils Bjarne Kvam and Harald Are Lund. The album was 13 weeks on the VG list in 1971 and 1972, with number 8 the best place.

JUNIPHER GREENE was formed in Oslo, Norway in 1966 - Disbanded in 1983 - Reformed in 2008 for Live concerts.

The initial line-up included Bent ÅSERUD on guitars, keyboards, flute and vocals, Geir BØHREN on lead vocals, drums and sax, Helge GRØSLIE on keyboards, Freddy DAHL on guitar and vocals and Øyvind Vilbo on bass.

The album is known as the first double album in Norway history, and a poem in Norwegian music. In 2007, the album was voted the Norwegian rock album of Dagens Næringsliv. This made them to make a reissue on LP (Sandem Records) and made the band play their first concert in 25 years, August 31, 2007. They played as good as the entire album from beginning to end.

The re-release of Friendship
After the album's release in 1971, the original vinyl release with the foldout cover of Odd Nerdrum's painting has become a collector's object. A vinyl record in good condition may be worth a lot and it's on my want-list.

Enjoy today's tune "Friendship".

Audio & Video Remastered by BrunoSamppa, 2016, NRK1 6 September 1971 - "Flimra" series. NRK TV Studio, Oslo, Norway. The video clip includes all the parts in "Friendship", namely: Prelude: Take the Road Across the Bridge, a) Friendship, b) Interlude, c) Mountain Voices, d) Land Of The Foxes, e) Friendship That's Earned, f) Into The Cloudburst, g) Manitou's Skylands and Down To Earth, h) Friendship.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Soup - Sleepers

Today's tune "Sleepers" is a real beauty, emotional, sensitive and humble, a tune that can bright up this dark evening.

The tune is made by Trondheim based multi instrumentalist Erlend Viken and his band SOUP. The band was created in 2004.

SOUP consists of:

Erlend - Vocals, keys and samples
Espen - Percussion
Jan Tore - bass
Ørjan - Guitar

The tune is taken from SOUPs seventh studio album "Remedies" and a musical journey a bit different from the previous ones. Diving into a more jam oriented landscape, the band experiments with 1970’s prog elements while mixing them with the established Soup sound: dynamic, melancholic and melodic, enjoy!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Orango - Loco

Purveyors of honest and straightforward blues-infused vocal harmony rock, the trio ORANGO have worked on their musical blend and live reputation for over a decade. Now they have some new material in the luggage and a brand new single "Loco" from the upcoming album "Evergreens"(to be released November 30th. 2018 on Stickman Records (LP/CD/DL).

Pre-order the new "Evergreens" and get the green vinyl, the first 1.000 units are hand numbered, and the art work by @mhbersaas and @bryggmania! The album will of course be out on CD and all digital services, too.
For Norway: Pre-order Evergreens here:
All other countries: Pre-order Evergreens from - available soon!

Today's tune "Loco", the first single from the upcoming "Evergreens", the tune have a great groove and melody with dual popish vocals and straight forward riffing. Video made by Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films -

Upcoming concerts:

30.11.18 - Big Dipper, Oslo (NO)
10.01.19 - Hulen, Bergen (NO)
11.01.19 - John Dee, Oslo (NO)
12.01.19 - Gamle Total, Tønsberg (NO)
29.01.19 - Toast Hawai, Berlin (DE)
30.01.19 - Wunderbar, Luckenwalde (DE)
31.01.19 - Dezentralcafé, Nürnberg (DE)
01.02.19 - Vortex, Siegen (DE)
02.02.19 - Burg Herzberg Festival Party @ Knus, Hamburg (DE)

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Blood Command - (The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds

For almost a decade now, Norway’s BLOOD COMMAND have been playing thier ballsy pre-historical deathpop and release thier third album "Cult Drugs", which will was released on the 28th April, 2017 via Fysisk Fomat. Hailing from Bergen, a city most known for its black metal scene.

BLOOD COMMAND consists of Karina Ljone, Sigurd Haakaas, Simon Oliver Økland and Yngve Andersen

Today's tune is the most experimental tune on the latest release "Cult Drugs", the album closer “(The World Covered in) Purple Shrouds”. A tune with hard hitting drumming, hailing vocals mixed with clean singing, disco synth, ruffling riffs and trumpets, a great effort from BLOOD COMMAND, enjoy!

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