Episode 90 – Anekdoten 1993-2015: An Embarrassment of Mellotron

Episode 90 – Anekdoten 1993-2015: An Embarrassment of Mellotron

Radical Research Podcast
Radical Research Podcast
Episode 90 - Anekdoten 1993-2015: An Embarrassment of Mellotron

This installment finds Radical Research in familiar territory, in the wilds of Scandinavia, this time in pursuit of progressive rock luminaries, Anekdoten. Our study covers not only the group’s six full-length albums but also their inspired, ghostly collaboration with fellow Swedes, Landberk, under the Morte Macabre moniker. Should you be interested in the evolution of one of modern prog’s most serious practitioners, we invite you to join us, as ever. Up the Mellotrons, legions!

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Music cited in order of appearance:

[all by Anekdoten except where noted]
“The Flow” (Vemod, 1993)

“The Old Man and the Sea” (Vemod, 1993)

“Harvest” (Nucleus, 1995)

“This Far from the Sky” (Nucleus, 1995)
Morte Macabre, “Sequenza Ritmica e Tema” (Symphonic Holocaust, 1998)

Morte Macabre, “Quiet Drops” (Symphonic Holocaust, 1998) 

“Kiss of Life” (From Within, 1999)

“Hole” (From Within, 1999)

“Monolith” (Gravity, 2003)
“SW4” (Gravity, 2003)

“King Oblivion” (A Time of Day, 2007)

“In For a Ride” (A Time of Day, 2007)   
“Shooting Star” (Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015)

“Our Days are Numbered” (Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015)

Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.