WEDNESDAY AUGUST 07th 22:00pm
WHIMPSY PSYCHEDELIC FOLK
ILL WICKER (swe)
A 6 piece band from Gothenborg, Sweden who owe a significant debt of inspiration to acid folk of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but with modernized production.
The project which later would be called Ill Wicker, slowly grew by initiative of guitarist and singer Emil Ridderstolpe and a desire to write music inspired by 70´s prog-folk bands such as Comus, Pentangle and Incredible String Band, mixed together with swedish traditional music and sagas .
A trio of Emil (guitars), Hampus Odlöw (mandola) and Thea Åslund (fiddle) was already seeing each other the fall of 2012 experimenting with the written material after meeting each other in the folk scene. Soon Emma Lagerberg joined in on Fiddle and reed organ, at this point the band started to make some appearences.
At this time a demo recording was considered. After had heard the recordings of the band "Lisa o Piu", we contacted David Svedmyr (Lisa o piu, Me And My Kites, Our solar system) and Mattias Gustafsson (Dungen, Our solar system, Hanged Man) which had recorded the album.
They both were really happy with the idea, and the autumn of 2013 we got together to record a 4 songs demo. But the four days in Davids cottage went so fluently, that we captured 6 tracks and had a magic time together. David then sent the songs to Tobias Pettersson on the Electricity Label which instantly wanted to release it.
Happy with the recording, we still felt some of the songs needed percussion. So, some weeks after Ebba Wigren put drums on three tracks before mixing, and "Under Diana" was released on LP sep. 2014. Ebba was from that point a member of the band.
When starting to rehearse new songs Adam Grauman joined the band on dubble bass the spring 2015. A bigger spectra of possibilities and expression let lose a varied and powerful album, “Untamed”, which was captured in the in the legendary Silence studio in Koppom, september the same year.
Also this one recorded with David Svedmyr behind the mixer board.
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