- White Willow (band)
White Willow is one of
Norway's foremost exponents of art rock, mixing elements of orchestral pop, 70's progressive rock, jazz-rock and even electronic elements. They have released 5 albums so far: 1995's "Ignis Fatuus", which features symphonic folk rock in the vein of early King Crimsonand Genesis as well as Mellow Candle; 1998's "Ex Tenebris", which is minimalist prog/post-rock; 2000's "Sacrament", a full-blown symphonic rock/pop release, hailed by some critics as a masterpiece; 2004's "Storm Season", the band's best-selling record to date, mixing darker, more guitar-heavy elements into their sound, and their fifth studio album, "Signal to Noise", which was released in August 2006.
White Willow's influences range from
10cc, The Beach Boys, Big Star and Steely Danto King Crimson, Magma, Weather Reportand even Nick Drakeand Joni Mitchell. They have been hailed by "The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music" as "one of the most significant progressive groups of the current era". Typical of their sound is the prominence of female vocals, fluteand mellotrons and analog synthesizers.
Current band members
*Trude Eidtang - vocals
*Lars Fredrik Frøislie - keyboards
*Ketil Vestrum Einarsen - flute
*Jacob Holm-Lupo - guitar
*Marthe Berger Walthinsen - Bass
*Aage Moltke Schou - drums
Former band members
*Sylvia Erichsen - vocals
Ignis Fatuus(1995, The Laser's Edge)
Ex Tenebris(1998, The Laser's Edge)
* Sacrament (2000, The Laser's Edge)
Storm Season(2004, The Laser's Edge)
* Storm Season (Japanese edition, 2004, Avalon/Marquee)
* Signal to Noise (2006, The Laser's Edge)
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