Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mosaik - "Mosaik" {Sweden} [1982] (ex Atlas)

It seems Sweden's Atlas never had a very easy time of it, only releasing one album in their six-year history, 1979's Blå Vardag. Ad Perpetuam Memoriam's mid-'90s CD reissue includes several bonus tracks, including one by the post-Atlas outfit, Mosaik, formed by all of Atlas minus one of their two keyboard players, Björn Nielsen. Mosaik is a surprisingly progressive album for the time, although as Isildurs Bane proved, progressive rock didn't completely die out in Sweden in the '80s, though it really wasn't looking too well for a while. Mosaik's a bit of a mixed bag, going from gentle acoustic opener, Återfunnen, through the piano and sax duet Önnestad to the rather overlong Rhodes and MiniMoog jazz workout Re-Båpp, although overall, the band kept the quality pretty high.

A1. Återfunnen (1:49)
A2. Björnstorp (6:16)
A3. Kirstens rum (8:47)
A4. Tiden bara går (3:28)
A5. Önnestad (4:02)
A6. Ett oskrivet blad (4:06)

B1. Pappa har gått vilse (3:40)
B2. Re-Båpp (14:03)
B3. Trio (4:27)
B4. Mosaik: Gul, röd, orange (5:05)

- Dan Bornemark Sång
- Erik Björn Nielsen Orgel
- Hans Annellsson Gitarr
- Janne Persson Gitarr, flöjt, piano, bas
- Karl Witting Sång
- Micke Pinotti Trummor
- Peter Nilsson Sax
- Tomas Gunnarsson Violin, trummor
- Ulf Hedlund Bas

A2. Björnstorp...

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Anonymous said...


Rock Smith said...

thanks for this.Great Blog!cheers

Pär said...

Surprisingly good album. Thanks for the link and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

i would just like to namedrop CAMEL
and Snowgoose / Moonmadness to hint
for fellow music lovers.

Been a fan of this site now for 2 years and still getting surprised by the gems that's thrown up here.

Good Work. And Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

Can someone up this one? Would be very grateful.

isabelbc said...

new link:

Leroy said...

can i thank you enough for the Mosaik album???? i dont think so............ THANK YOU!!! been searching for this one YEARS n YEARS............

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