lördag 26 april 2008

Viva! - Flykten LP 1982

On this, their second album, viva drifted towards a more atmospheric sound, relaying more on synths than smart guitarwave. perhaps mikael fölschs technical fascination is to "blame" for this. however, it is a very nice album with moody textures which still reminds me of simple minds but also ultravox and similar bands. i cant say that its an absolutely original album but no other band in sweden or even north europe encapsulated the sound produced by ultravox et al. and viva didnt even have a top-producer like contemporaries strasse had in midge ure. a great effort!
VIVA

4 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

hi there - just found your blog via nolongerforgottenmusic. living on the other side of the globe, i had no idea there was such an active postpunk scene in sweden. i've only just started to listen, but so far i am very impressed with this music, especially odd stories, cosmic overdose and pillsnarks. i see you haven't posted in a while, but i hope you'll keep up this blog. thank you!

wm

Anonym sa...

hi there - just found your blog via nolongerforgottenmusic. living on the other side of the globe, i had no idea there was such an active postpunk scene in sweden. i've only just started to listen, but so far i am very impressed with this music, especially odd stories, cosmic overdose and pillsnarks. i see you haven't posted in a while, but i hope you'll keep up this blog. thank you!

wm

GnostikX sa...

Mera Viva, tack! Suverän blogg, skitkul att höra alla gamla plattor igen (och inse att någon faktiskt kommer ihåg...)

Stathis sa...

Hello,

can you please re-post this LP?

Thank you very much

Efstathiou Stathis