Andreas Aarflot - Det Rivna Pianot. 1978 Sweden

Andreas Aarflot's sole album is like a direct cross between National Health and Quebec's Contraction. Though the female vocals are in Swedish, the delivery is similar to Contraction's French. Meanwhile the music maintains a strong Canterbury structure, including some familiar melody lines. On Det Rivna Pianot you'll encounter a classical component (pipe organ, strings), sweet female vocals sung in Swedish, and wonderful flute solos. The album breaks down a bit on side 2, before gathering itself on the finale. Aarflot appeared to be quite the talent, and yet he pretty much disappeared without a trace after this. Too bad, as his one album is excellent.

Personal collection
LP: 1978 Manifest

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