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Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Progressive rock
Psychedelic rock
Art rock
Post-rock (early)
Years active 1991–present
Website Official website
Members Nicklas Barker
Jan Erik Liljeström
Anna Sofi Dahlberg
Peter Nordins

Anekdoten is a Swedish progressive rock band, composed of guitarist/vocalist Nicklas Barker, cellist/keyboardist Anna Sofi Dahlberg, bassist/vocalist Jan Erik Liljeström and drummer Peter Nordins.[1] They are notable for the use of the mellotron and their heavy sound dominated by a pounding bass guitar. Their music is associated with the tradition of 1970s progressive rock music, especially that of King Crimson.[2] Since 2015 former Church guitarist Marty Willson-Piper has been touring with the band. They are currently on a European Festival tour over the summer starting in Germany in July 2016.


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Morte Macabre[edit]

In 1998, Nicklas Barker and Peter Nordins of Anekdoten, along with Stefan Dimle (Landberk, Paatos) and Reine Fiske (Landberk, Morte Macabre, Paatos, The Guild) created the album Symphonic Holocaust. The album mostly consists of covered themes from horror movies, such as Cannibal Holocaust and Rosemary's Baby. The music is instrumental and characterised by improvisation and heavy use of mellotron and synthesizers.[4]

My Brother the Wind[edit]

Nicklas Barker has since 2010 been involved in a side project called My Brother The Wind. A debut CD of improvised psychedelic rock entitled Twilight In The Crystal Cabinet was released in May 2010.


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  3. ^ Until All The Ghosts Are Gone | ANEKDOTEN released 10 April 2015
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