Anekdoten are considered as one of the leading bands in contemporary progressive rock. Their intensive, dark, dynamic and for each subsequent release more original music have also made an appeal among metal-, goth- and post-rock fans all over the world.
ANEKDOTEN - NUCLEUS (remastered with bonustrack)
‘Nucleus’, released late 1995, was an uncompromized, grungy and distorted affair. Heavy and diabolic! A major leap forward for the band. ‘Nucleus’ confirmed the band’s status within the prog community and is considered a cult album by many of the fans. Some fans concider this album to be one of the best albumes ever released.
Sean Worrall (The Organ Magazine:
"As near perfection as its possible to get... dirty filthy distorted clavinets... disgustingly beautiful raunch... they've done the almost impossible and left their vital debut album Vermod [sic] light years behind. This really is unique, and you can't say that about many albums. It can be compared to King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator at the very best but it's even more dirty and analogue and downright grungy - a melancholic Primus with wailing mellotrons.. it's so distorted and in your face, it sounds like Iron Butterfly at the most excessively distorted... rich.. ferocious in a youthful Fripp way. The drama of the vocals are right up there with Peter Hammill and VDGG. There are the 70's influences but they're about sound texture, the writing is very much to the point... there's as much Tindersticks as King Crimson in here... some of it's wonderfully subtle, and it's a lot more genuine, somehow, than Tindersticks could ever hope to be...Very, very highly recommended"
Andre Van Bosbeke, Crohinga Well:
"The most tightly playing bands I've heard in ages. Their music sounds like King Crimson (in the "Red" period) playing with the power of Motsrhead! Gentle, soft mellotron parts are interwoven with heavy guitar and keyboards outbursts; melancholic, dark Scandinavian voices contrast with a rhythm section solid as a concrete wall; subtle atmospheres go hand in hand with eruptions of untamed energy. This is an album to play at very high volume: it moves over you like a tidal wave and sweeps you of your feet. The best progressive rock album of the year by one of the very best psych/prog Scandinavian bands.Mega-recommended!!! "