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VILLEBRAD "Ultrarapid" [CD]

2008 - Progressive from Sweden
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Record Label : Record Heaven
Original Year : 2008
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Villebrad was formed in Uppsala (Sweden) in late 2004. The idea behind the project was to play comprehensive swedish pop songs with a complex and experimental foundation. This ambition grew both from their multifaceted musical taste and the fact that they had been playing in such diverse genres as prog rock, death metal and electronica for at least 10 years when the band started. They decided to try and write songs without genre based consideration, which resulted in the self released 6-track mini-cd called 'Villebrad' in 2005. This recording - which starts with the bombastic progressive rock song "Skuggorna" and ends with the mellow trip hop tune "Luftficka" - is certainly weird, but it helped the band in narrowing down their sound. In 2006, multi instrumentalist David Hallberg joined the band, and they started work on a full length album. Villebrad soon gained interest from a couple of record labels to release their next effort,an album that sonically went deeper into both the 80s new wave influences (that had only been hinted on the mini-cd) and the prog rock side of the band. They decided to sign a contract with Swedish indie label Transubstans records, who relased the album in early 2007. 'Alla ar har utto jag' recieved predominantely positive reviews and gave the band an even stronger drive to develop their craft. During the summer of 2007, 'Villebrad' joined forces with bassist Petter Broman and the quartet immediately began writing new songs, a process that ended with the completion of their latest album "Ultrarapid" in the summer of 2008. With this recording they wanted to combine a strong, electronic pulse consisting of Petter and Eriks beat section and a cold, ethereal atmosphere created by layers of guitars, synthesizers and vocals. Labelling this album will be harder than ever, but the songs featured on "Ultrarapid" are the bands most dark, emotional and accomplished to date.

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