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Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]

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Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]

Beardfish - Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 503 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progress Records (PRCD 027)

Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (From a Place You Cannot See) is Swedish band Beardfish debut album. It´s a retro prog rock album with that special Swedish touch that a band like The Flower Kings also posses. Beardfish is a bit more simple in their approach to the genre that the elaborate compositions of The Flower Kings. This doesn´t make them any less exciting though. There are both songs that are sung in Swedish and songs that are sung in English on Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se.

Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)

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Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)

Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 886 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 330 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music/Soyuz

Although progressive rock's popularity peaked in the '70s, it continued to enjoy a cult following in the 21st century - and one of the noteworthy prog rock bands that came out of Europe in the 2000s was Sweden's Beardfish.
Sleeping in Traffic: Part One (2007) is Beardfish's third album, but the Swedish outfit's first for a major progressive rock record label, namely InsideOut. Even though the album went by rather unnoticed, prog rock fans should take note of it. Beardfish do not break new ground, but their take on the genre has a lot of balls and feeling. Blending an occasional Gentle Giant influence with a strong Genesis background and a deep-running blues basis, the group is particularly successful in the melody department, without devolving into ersatz melodic hard rock. In other words, these Swedes strike a very fine balance between prog complexity and sincere feeling…

Beardfish - The Void (2012) [Limited Edition]

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Beardfish - The Void (2012) [Limited Edition]

Beardfish - The Void (2012) [Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 508 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers - 131 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music (IOMLTDCD 359, 0506108)

The career of Swedish progressive rockers Beardfish has been steadily gaining in momentum throughout the 2000s, and, notwithstanding small inconveniences like record label bankruptcies, widespread recognition could finally be at hand via 2012's consistently daring and ever unpredictable The Void. The band's seventh album sculpts its genre- and time-bending material with no care for conventional compositional rules nor even chronological synchronicity (as usual), which makes it that much more remarkable that songs should prove so immediately appealing throughout, arguably like never before…

Beardfish - Mammoth (2011)

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Beardfish - Mammoth (2011)

Beardfish - Mammoth (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music (IOMSECD 340, 0505438)

On its sixth album, the Swedish band Beardfish continues to purvey its own version of '70s-style progressive rock. The closest antecedent may be Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, but the musicians (who also sing in nearly unaccented English) also display a familiarity with a wide range of ‘70s performers. It's really a game of Spot the Influence, as, for example, the 15-minute "And the Stone Said: If I Could Speak" recalls Deep Purple early on with its organ sound, then suggests Pink Floyd as a saxophone comes in. "Green Waves" brings to mind the traditional heavy metal of Black Sabbath, while the instrumental "Akakabotu" has some of the feel of Frank Zappa's jazz-rock excursions. And so it goes, with here a passage that sounds like Procol Harum, there a riff echoing Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The pianist reveals his classical influences with the short interlude "Outside/Inside" …