Posts Tagged ‘Anglagard’

Petition to Änglagård: Release the NEARfest ‘03 performance on CD!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

As someone who does a bit of grassroots online organizing as a small part of my job, I know something about online petitions. Generally they are more useful for building an organization’s list of supporters than for actually influencing what they claim to be trying to influence. That said, I actually feel that this petition to Änglagård to release their NEARfest 2003 performance on CD has a chance at achieving its goal. At the very least it’s worth signing to show the band how many fans they still have out there, despite the fact that no new material has been released for a dozen years now.

Änglagård to play acoustic set at NEARfest

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Go check out Änglagård’s website. It’s amazing. Also contains the important news that their set at NEARfest this year will be “unplugged”.

Hint: Sweden is several time zones ahead of those of us in the United States…

Änglagård: eminently diggable

Thursday, March 30th, 2000

Classic moment this morning: I was playing Änglagård’s Hybris relatively loudly in the commons room of my suite with the door open, and as I listened and studied for an exam this afternoon, a custodian was standing outside the door, listening. He asked me what it was, I said blandly, “a weird Swedish band”, he listened for a bit more to the flute line rising above a miasma of keys and bass, with a contemplative look on his face, and then said, “I like it.” Apparently he produces music as a sort of hobby, and he liked the freshness of Änglagård’s rather different sound. Clearly this well-spoken man knows what’s up! :)

I was surprised, to say the least. He asked me for the band’s name and then asked if he could find it at the local record store.

I’ve never more regretted that prog rock is so difficult to find. I didn’t feel like telling him I’d blown $50 on my copy of the album (on eBay, if you must know) because it’s so obscure and so out-of-print that some of the most dedicated fans in the world can’t find it. Sigh. I am, however, making him a copy and referring him to this website.