Saturday, 9 June 2018

Kenneth Knudsen and Anima, 5 albums: Pictures (76), Anima (79), Kilgore (80), Songs (82), and Shanghai Circus (86) [LIMITED TIME ONLY]





















Recall I posted once his Anima work in lossless, and a beautiful work that was and is, eternally.  The number of visits to and downloads on that post (numbering in the kilos) testify to its (killer) popularity.  But in my opinion his masterpiece was its predecessor called Pictures, from 1976.  And of course to be complete one would have to include the more experimental material he did in Coronarias Dans (two albums, both recommended).

Moving on to the 80s from Anima the album, the band with the same name and led by him is interesting at least in part for the progressive quality of Kilgore, with its fusion elements, and occasional (late) Genesis sound, plus the prog-pop of Songs.  I think someone once asked for a rip of that one too and it was posted in comments somewhere, but here it is again.   And then after that, of course, by the year 1986, we take a nosedive into silly 80s rock, with portentous talk and reggae, inevitably.

The track called Signal from his first record just blows me away, esp. with its hearkening back to the electric piano work of Coronarias:





What's especially remarkable to me though is how far he advanced since the Coronarias album that just preceded, in terms of inventiveness and variety, it's as if we are on a different planet here.

Just to give you an idea, from 1980's Kilgore, the following interesting track called Circles is clearly beholden to Peter Gabriel:






12 comments:

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    1. and note there was a track 9PITCHED AIR) left off the CD of kilgore which is separately included in comments below

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    2. Coronarias Dans, 2 albums (70 and 75):

      https://www35.zippyshare.com/v/b2xrNEK8/file.html



      Pictures (76):

      https://www98.zippyshare.com/v/bF99x6bF/file.html



      Kenneth Knudsen's Anima (79):

      https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/csls2x

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  2. Thanks so much for these great hard to find albums!

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  3. those two tracks are fantastic,thank you for this!

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  4. These are terrific. Thanks for introducing me to Kenneth Knudsen!

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  5. Hiii... Is the track "Pitched Air" from the album "Kilgore" missing?

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    1. you might be right.... let me get back to you on that one

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    2. https://www101.zippyshare.com/v/uKtjhVnO/file.html
      Wow! THere should be a special award for folks like you who double check the LPs and CDs (the producers of whom chose to remove this great instrumental) to make sure there isn't something missing! bec with these great artists it's always worth hearing every little bit of music they made

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