Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Kung Bore (Änglagård, 1992)

Änglagård know very well how to revive and re-cook in Scandinavian sauce good Old Prog and they prove it in this wonderful "Kung Bore" ("King Winter" in English), taken from "Hybris". There's some Genesis inside it, of course, and a pinch of King Crimson too, even a teacup of Jethro Tull, but the final cake is like new, a folk based progressive song with a medieval scent and a stunning melancholy nursery song pace.
 
Give me a view Into the land of dreams,
only then will I be happy. (Kung Bore, 1992).

I think this is one of the best prog songs of the '90s and also one of Änglagård's best ones, a real treat for every progfans out there. And as we are all but children, I could compare this track to a perfect Christmas gift, equally welcome for its contents and its wrapping. Enough words, it's time to listen to "Kung Bore" once more.