Category Archives: folk rock

Gryphon – “ReInvention”

It’s been 41 years since the last album by Gryphon. Everyone talks about Gentle Giant making a come back but why not Gryphon? When last we heard from them it was 1977 and the album was the vastly underrated “Treason.” … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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Tusmørke – “Fjernsyn i farver”

Tusmørke are a band that, on paper, I should like a LOT. So when I checked out their last album, I had somewhat high expectations. But after trying a few times with “Bydyra,” I found it too folky and child-like … Continue reading

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Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik – “Hugsjá”

“Hugsjá” is the second album from the duo of Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna). Like the first album “Skuggsjá,” “Hugsjá” is steeped in the same Norwegian folk with arrangements and instrumentation that are unique to their homeland. The … Continue reading

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