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Agusa - Hogtid Award winner

by Shwetha Kamath at 18 April 2014, 9:17 PM

Finland and Sweden are well known for the beautiful pieces of work. And I found a Gem. A 4 piece band called AGUSA hailing from Sweden launched their first album called “Hogtid” in 2 April, 2014. Formed in 2014, these guys have done a brilliant job in their first piece of work. Not many can create a resurrection of 60s/70s Rock to the present since the present generation sounds really modern and you can make it out from their sound.

Here, AGUSA have decided to give their utmost dedication. It can be heard from their music that dedication level is higher level. Not many bands have that kind of talent to create something worth to listen to. With musical influences like AMON DUUL II and similar to it, Hammond organ played with gentle flow by Jonas Berge, Tobias Pettersson's bass, Mikael Odesjo's guitar and Dag Stromkvist's beautiful drumming with the rhythms, have decided to the listeners to give them a taste of bliss. Claiming to be Swedish Psychedelic Progressive Krautrock band have released their album called “Hogtid” which means festivity in Swedish. Well, the album sounds like a balance of bliss, happiness and it speaks neutral emotions and it speaks about well defined sentiments of human nature. I am not sure because your perception might differ from what they exactly speak out.

Taking a look at the album artwork, It’s confusing. Because the album artwork had its foremost four corner where the moon has several holes in it with four directions symbolizing the ladder, one can see the earth on the right hand side of the corner, a spaceship and two butterflies. Interesting album artwork which can bring out load of perceptions.

Talking about their album, in "Stigen genom skogen", certain vocals can be heard in Swedish. The perfect song and also catchy song is their "karlek fan agusa". With a pick of psychedelic and Progressive Rock combined, this band has the potential to go further and also have raised certain expectations and standards with their first album. As the meaning of “Hogtid” says festivity, “Hogtid” is a beautiful piece of melody consisting of 5 tracks with sheer bliss of 43 minutes. One cannot deny their sound nor will be able to put down the album on the table without giving a list. AGUSA is on their way to give you the best out of Psychedelic Progressive Rock!

5 Star Rating

1. Uti var Hage
2. Melodi fran St Knut
3. Ostan om sol,vastan om mane
4. Stigen genom Skogen
5. Karlek fran Agusa
Tobias Peterrsson - Bass
Dag Stromkvist - Drums
Jonas Berge - Hammond Organ
Mikael Odjesjo – Guitar
Record Label: Transubstans Records


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