Kerrs Pink was one of the leading bands of the Norwegian folk-rock movement during the early 80's, their style has often been compared to the mellow and gentle style of Camel along with traditional folk influences and they have a very comforting and melodic style to their songs. "Mellom Oss" is their second release and shows us this very well…
Kerrs Pink is one of the few Norwegian bands that chose to play Progressive rock music. Since the second part of the Seventies and its first eponymous album (1980), the group led by Harald Lytomt and Jostein Hansen mixes Scandinavian folklore and refined English art-rock music in the manner of Camel ("Mirage" era). The following year, "Mellom Oss" pursued and bettered this subtle blend, with even more symphonism. Reformed in 1989, Kerrs Pink worked on "A Journey On The Inside" (1993), a concept-album full of the strength and experience.
Kerrs Pink plays a Progressive rock music mixing Scandinavian folklore and refined English art-rock music like Camel ("Mirage" era). It also includes fabulous dialogs between three guitars, a flute and two keyboards. The band's music has always been a clever and subtle mix of Scandinavian folk music (Some melodies and rythms), and Progressive rock music. The themes are stamped by their great melodic and instrumental beauty with nice guitar soli and keyboards parts: mixing influences like Camel or Pink Floyd amongst others.
A legend of the Norwegian prog scene, Kerrs Pink started under the name ''Cash Pink'' and we have to go back in May 1972 in the small town of Trømborg to find their early beginnings with bassist Jostein Hansen forming the band. Guitarist Harald Lymtot joined soon after, while several members came and go in a 5 year period. 1977, after the band was renamed to Kerrs Pink, keyboardist Halvar Haugerud joins them and he has been a consistent member since then. After playing a great number of lives, the first album was released as self-titled on Pottittskiver in 1980.
Kerrs Pink launches this fall's their 6th album: "Mystic Spirit" which is in the genre of 70's prog rock spiced with elements of Norwegian folk tunes. As in previous productions the sound is characterized by guitars, but this time they´ve also applied flute, tuba, timpani and accordion! And extensively, the legendary keyboard instruments: MiniMoog, Mellotron, Taurus bass pedals not to mention the Hammond C3.
Five years after Art of Complex Simplicity, Kerrs Pink came back with a revamped lineup and a very strong album, the kind that borders on masterpiece status. Longtime members Jostein Hansen (bass) and Harald Lytomt (guitars) are joined by keyboardist Freddy Ruud (who had stepped in just in time for the previous record), keyboardist Lasse Johansen, drummer Knut R. Lie, and lead singer Lasse Tanderø. The latter shares vocal duties with two female singers, Tracee Meyn and Lillian Høidal.
Art Of Complex Simplicity offers themes stamped by great melodic and instrumental beauty, with superb guitar and keyboards parts. This fresh and pastoral music remind Kebnekaise, Ragnarok or today's Camel. The band’s music has always been a clever and subtle mix of Scandinavian folk music and Progressive rock music. Here is one of the musicians’ best work, sophisticated and dynamic. Beautiful melodies, nice guitar soli, ambitious musical structures: mixing influences like Camel or Pink Floyd amongst others, Kerrs Pink offers us an exceptional album, with a beautiful booklet and an excellent production.