There is a warm breeze in the air. You have a prime spot on the grass for this music festival.
The music starts to flow from the stage, as one of the bands on the bill begins to play. The sound of guitars, drums, organ and flute blend together in harmony and wash over you in a wave. It’s that progressive sound, that left of center rock sound of the 1970s.
You wake up. It was a dream! Dang! It’s not the 1970s anymore. But there is a band keeping that sonic feeling alive.
Agusa are from Sweden, and they have been around as a group since 2013. Their songs, at least on this release, are all instrumental. Their musical aim, from what I read on their Facebook page and can hear affirmed in their songs, to is to keep the classic sound of prog rock alive.
I hear hints of Jethro Tull in their work – probably because of the flute! – but other elements that make up what would be consider “prog” reside in the songs as well.
The guitar on Sorgenfri is quite beautiful to me. I would have thought I was listening to a “lost classic” if I didn’t know better! As a fan of progressive rock bands of 1970s, I feel that Agusa fits right in with Gentle Giant, Renaissance, Strawbs and their peers. If you love that time in music, then you will love Agusa.
Release date: 13 October 2017
1. Landet Längesen 10:29
2. Sorgenfri 05:00
3. Den förtrollade skogen 08:33
4. Sagor från Saaris 09:20
5. Bortom hemom 10:19
Tobias Petterson – Bass
Mikael Ödesjö – Guitar
Tim Wallander – Drums
Jeppe Juul – Organ
Jenny Puertas – Flute