Kebnekajse

Hårga EpPurchased

During the 1970s Kebnekajse was known as Sweden’s "highest" band. Pioneering and leading among the Swedish instrumental psych/progressive groups. They electrified the folk music and shrugged off the knee-tassel. Instead the hippie-hair flew high on numerous music festivals. They made six albums from their inception from 1971 to 1978, after which they split up. Kebnekajse reunited during the summer of 2001 and has since released several acclaimed albums and been on constant tours and are now more popular than ever. - We want to give Swedish folk music new feets. From the vast cannon of ancient Swedish folk songs we want to highlight the songs that stand out, rare songs that leave room for improvisation and debauchery in the spirit of the psychedelic ’70s. - We were asked if we wanted to be on Moraeus TV show (one of Swedens biggest TV shows) in Orsa, and play a couple of songs, the directory wished it would be "Hårga" and "Barkbrö". For that it would work in this context, we had to compress the songs a little. Just over three minutes was workable. It was a challenge out of the ordinary because usually when we play it only the intro of the Hårga song can be upwards to 20-30 minutes, not to mention the other song. We took on the task in a positive spirit, and I think we did really well. So good that our record label Subliminal Sounds wanted to release the results as a single, in particular, provided that a non-commercial song would also be included. - When we during the 1960s, mostly listened to pop / rock music, from England and the United States above all, which we’ve done since 1940-50's, and maybe even earlier (in my case it was what I heard and became touched by), I felt, and many with me, that there was some other music that was closer to home. It probably wasn’t as attractive as that which came from the other side of the fence so to speak, but there was something in it that made you feel. Personally, I was enlightened on one occasion in a barn in Denmark of all countries. Two musicians who were part of the same touring musical show as I was warming up for the evening. In their case, it was not as if they did gymnastics, or push-ups, no, they played, and played really like they were on stage before a large and devout audience. I was the only audience there and I sat in the room next door. Polska från Enviken I later learned that the song was called. As they stood there and played as the sweat splashed, and gave it everything they got, just like that, because it's what you do when playing the violin that way, so I became enlightened. Not saved, but I got a glimpse into a world that had been hidden from me. In the show both Barkbrödslåten and a so called “gift song” Till far were played. After I came home, and continued to rehearse with Kebnekajse again, we added both songs to our repertoire. Additionally, the Hårgalåten came in at the same time, you might say. Kebnekajse / Kenny Håkansson
1. Hårgalåten (Horgalåten) 00:03:08 1.00 USD
Main artist Kebnekajse
Composer Hassan Bah | Mats Glenngård | Göran Lagerberg | Pelle Ekman | Kenny Håkansson | Thomas Netzler
Arrangers Hassan Bah | Pelle Ekman | Mats Glenngård | Kenny Håkansson | Göran Lagerberg | Thomas Netzler
Publishers Psychedelic Sorcery Music
2. Barkbrödslåten 00:03:26 1.00 USD
Main artist Kebnekajse
Composer Hassan Bah | Mats Glenngård | Göran Lagerberg | Pelle Ekman | Kenny Håkansson | Thomas Netzler
Arrangers Hassan Bah | Pelle Ekman | Mats Glenngård | Kenny Håkansson | Göran Lagerberg | Thomas Netzler
Publishers Psychedelic Sorcery Music
3. Elefanten 00:09:34 1.20 USD
Main artist Kebnekajse
Composer Kenny Håkansson
Arrangers Hassan Bah | Pelle Ekman | Mats Glenngård | Kenny Håkansson | Göran Lagerberg | Thomas Netzler
Publishers Psychedelic Sorcery Music