Kultivator - Bardomens Stigar (expanded / remastered) 2 x CDs

This quite rare 1981 release (only 500 made on lp) has rightly gained itself a good reputation for its unusual mixing of Zeuhl and Canterbury elements, as well as Swedish folk! The bass and drums churn in the background, setting up Zeuhl-inspired rhythms, while the organ and electric piano, along with the worldleess female vocals definitely strike up a serious Canterbury flavor. It was reissued in the early 1990s on CD, but that version has been unavilable for almost a decade. This new version includes 3 bonus tracks on the first disc (the previous version only had two), including a very good track recorded by the entire reunited band 11 years later. Additionally, this includes a large booklet with a very complete history of the band and lots of never-seen photos and a second disc of an EP's worth of newly recorded material (from 2006!) by the entire reunited band again. The sound is quite different from their music of 25 years earlier, but it's still rather recognizably them. A lot of folks have expressed great interest in this becoming available again and now it is! A really excellent, long unavailable release.

"This album was once described to me as "National Health with Magma bass," and after giving it some weeks of focused listening, I think that description pretty much holds up, though slightly oversimplified. There are a wealth of other influences here, especially hints of Scandinavian folk music and traces of old-school RIO. Still, the enchanting Canterbury sensibility pinned down by a throbbing rhythm section replete with growling, unrelenting basslines is the most striking, and ultimately most attractive, feature of Barndomens Stigar. Unfortunately, this is the only album that Kultivator did, yet stands on its own as one of the finest albums to come out of Sweden, or all of Scandinavia for that matter."-Greg Northrup/Gnosis-Giant Progweed
  • LabelMellotronen
  • UPC7320470095607
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