AKASHA - AKASHA

AKASHA - AKASHA

LP (12"/10" Album)

Price: € 19.95

(VAT included)

Stock level: LIMITED STOCK

Available for
immediate delivery

Read our FAQ before ordering.

 

Label: BLACK WIDOW

Release date: 15/05/2013

Barcode: 2090503859791

Catalog no.: BWR0000154

Item ID: 385979

AKASHA is a Norwegian quintet who recorded one strange and fascinating album back in 1977. They are: Kjell Evensen on drums; Arild Andreasson on bass; Jens-Ivar Andreassen on guitar, mellotron, synths, piano and organ; Tor Johnny Hansen is credited for lyrics on one particular track; and Sverre Svendsen handles the mellotron as well as the English vocals - highly reminiscent of Greg Lake, by the way. Musically speaking, comparisons aren't easy: try to imagine a blend of early GENESIS and the MOODY BLUES, albeit a much harsher, stranger version of the latter. AKASHA write dark and foreboding prog and lyrics with a strong sci-fi bent. The LP version of their album is now a collectors' item, commanding 3-digit prices on the underground market; even the small Swedish label (APM) that issued its CD version in 1995 has now ceased to be. The music on their self-titled album (which dons an epic 11-minute opener) is loaded with synths, mellotron and spacey effects that will no doubt send fans straight to 'tron heaven (the mellotron features prominently throughout the album, relegating the guitars to a secondary role). Jens Andreassen exploits his synths to the fullest, wrenching out a variety of experimental analog sounds and noises (what he does with filters and oscillators is simply amazing). The only problem with the album is its poor sound - it was recorded in a bomb cellar of a hotel, in the town of Finnsnes. Except for this flaw, "Akasha" is brilliant and a true gem of underground Scandinavian prog. If you fancy plenty of mellotron and spacey experimental sounds (and don't mind a 'so-so' production), no doubt you'll have your hands - and ears! - full with AKASHA. (from Prog Archives).

More on the BLACK WIDOW label...


GRUPPO AUTONOMO SUONATORI - OMNIA SUNT COMMUNIA

GRUPPO AUTONOMO SUONATORI - OMNIA SUNT COMMUNIA

G.A.S. - Gruppo Autonomo Suonatori started in 1997 from an idea by Claudio Barone, who previously played in a Le Orme tribute band in the early '70s named Trio Pop. G.A.S. was born with the help of '70s musicians along with other young musicians. The band made his first ... read more »

€ 23.95

 

AREKNAMES - AREKNAMES

AREKNAMES - AREKNAMES

New italian band that brings you back into the magic 70s. Strongly influenced by Still Life, Van Der Graaf Generator, Necronomicon, Quatermass and Monument, with wonderful mellotron, organ arrangements and heavy guitar. 6 Long tracks in the best 70s tradition and a real ... read more »

€ 9.95

 

DEATH ROW - ALIVE IN DEATH (2CD)

DEATH ROW - ALIVE IN DEATH (2CD)

US band founded by lead guitarist Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Place of Skulls) with the drummer Joe Hasselvander (Pentagram, Raven, Electric Warrior, Blue Cheer) and one of the old bassist of pentagram, Lee Abney at the ned of the '70's. The new line up of the band was ... read more »

€ 21.95

 

ARTHUAN REBIS - SACRED WOODS

ARTHUAN REBIS - SACRED WOODS

Arthuan Rebis is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, harpist, writer, sound operator, international concert artist. Seeker of musical and spiritual traditions of East and West. He performs in different musical contexts, such as festivals, theaters, squares, museums, castles, ... read more »

€ 23.95

 

SIANI, PAOLO -& FRIENDS FT. NUOVA IDEA- - CASTLES, WINGS, STORIES & DREAMS

SIANI, PAOLO -& FRIENDS FT. NUOVA IDEA- - CASTLES, WINGS, STORIES & DREAMS

New project by NUOVA IDEA drummer Paolo Siani ; a concept album which involved great musicians for a full immersion in prog atmospheres with King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Nuova Idea influences and with a fresh and energic feeling! Ear the "Fripp" riffs of Madre Africa ... read more »

€ 9.95

 

RIPPER - THE DEAD HAVE RIZEN

RIPPER - THE DEAD HAVE RIZEN

Just as the mighty fall, they also rise again. Texas horror-metal monsters Ripper have come alive with a vengeance, and a new album entitled The Dead Have Rizen, the long awaited sequel to 1986s And The Dead Shall Rise. The new album, scheduled to be released by Black Widow ... read more »

€ 6.95

 

 


Shiny Beast - shinybeast.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@shinybeast.nl
W. www.shinybeast.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.