Art Rock Show – Prima Materia (Week 48)

Agusa ontstond in 2013, toen Tobias Petterson en Mikael Ödesjö Dag Strömqvist en Jonas Berge rekruteerden voor een progressief rockproject. Na een handvol optredens in de winter besloot Dag Agusa te verlaten om een tijdje in India rond te reizen. Na een aantal audities sloot Tim Wallander zich aan bij de band.

Prog Archives review: “Swedish prog quintet Agusa has returned with their fifth album, Prima Materia, a lush collection of (mostly) instrumental psychedelic rock tunes. This record was my introduction to the band and their unique tonalities that ostensibly wave the prog and psyche banners. But what made this album so engaging and ultimately so successful to me were the incorporation of folk, symphonic prog, jazz, pop, and a host of world music melodies into a cohesive and enjoyable listening experience.

Even more than that, the songs featured on Prima Materia retained such distinct and evocative character, I felt tangible transpositional elements to each track. Prima Materia transports the listener on a metaphysical journey through primal emotional content, thanks to its thoughtfully crafted melodies, innovative arrangements, and commanding instrumental musicality. (…)

I realize I’m constantly reiterating the “journey” imagery, but Prima Materia assuredly delivers a transporting experience throughout its runtime. The band delivers a strong collection of tunes with a tremendous sense of psychedelic and prog rock groove, melody, and airy playfulness. Prima Materia doesn’t simply transport us to a place, but rather guides us through an experience. It’s an unabashed musical tour-de-force through the human condition, a beating heart refracted through enchanting melodic content.

Naast Agusa (Prima Materia), Venus Principle (Stand in Your Light), Imaginaerium (The Rise of Medici), Kaipa (Vittjar), Needlepoint (The Diary of Robert Reverie) & The Tangent (Pyramids, Stars & More).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00


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