Wobbler (band)

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Wobbler
Origin Hønefoss, Norway
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1999-present
Labels Termo Records
Website www.wobblermusic.com
Past members Lars Fredrik Frøislie
Kristian Karl Hultgren
Martin Nordrum Kneppen
Morten Andreas Eriksen
Andreas Prestmo

Wobbler is a Norwegian progressive rock band formed in 1999.

History[edit]

The band was formed near Hønefoss, Norway, in early 1999 with a desire to recreate some of the musical expressions of the early 1970s, especially in the use of the instruments of that time and the compositions of the progressive rock scene from 1969 to 1974. Bands like PFM, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Yes, Museo Rosenbach, ELP and so on were highly influential on the group. In a few months the basic ideas for the demo and the album Hinterland was created. There was a pause from 2001 to around 2003, until a demo was recorded at Lars' studio, put out on the internet.

Wobbler ended up signing a record deal with the American record label, The Laser's Edge. By now, Lars' vintage keyboard collection had grown and the recording of Hinterland began in June 2004. They did not use any midi, and only pre-1975 instruments were applied: for instance keyboards such as mellotron, hammond organ, minimoog, rhodes, clavinet, ARP, piano and harpsichord. After eight months of studio work the album was ready. In July 2005, Hinterland was revealed at one of their rare live performances, at the NEARfest gig.[1]

In February 2009, the band released the second album Afterglow. The album was released on Termo Records.[2]

The band released their third album Rites at Dawn on Termo Records in May 2011.[3]

Line-up[edit]

Guests:

  • Tony Johannessen - vocals
  • Ketil Vestrum Einarsen - flute
  • Aage Moltke Schou - percussion, vibraphone, glockenspiel
  • Sigrun Eng - cello
  • Ulrik Gaston Larsen - Teorbe and baroque guitar
  • Pauliina Fred - recorder

Discography[edit]

  • Hinterland (September 2005)[4]
  • Afterglow (February 2009)[5]
  • Rites at Dawn (May 2011)[6]

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