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Landberk — Riktigt Äkta
(Record Heaven RHCD1, 1992/1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1996-03-01

Riktigt Äkta Cover art

Landberk's Riktigt Akta (the Swedish vocal equivalent of Lonely Land) was in many ways the precursor of the new Swedish symphonic scene and was the first of many well received bands to come from that country in the 90s. I understand Riktigt Akta is a different mix than Lonely Land and doesn't have the T2 cover, but in my opinion is marginally the better as it seems more indigenously Swedish, and the vocals seem more fluid. Looking back, the album has aged well — lots of Mellotron, organ, and folk references make this a great dreamy album to listen to (with candles, ahem) on a late night. Landberk were never the complex creature Änglagård were, yet it's no doubt they do what they do well. With a little bonus track, if you haven't got a copy of Lonely Land this is a good place to start.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 9, 1995 releases, 1992 recordings

Related artist(s): Simon Steensland, Landberk, Reine Fiske

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