Montag, 14. Mai 2012

In The Labyrinth

In The Labyrinth is an experimental musical project based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is led by Peter Lindahl.

The main concern is to mix a wide array of styles to create a symbiosis quite unlike most music heard of today.
You could define it as progressive rock with a strong ethnical element or almost like an early Pink Floyd adorned with both classical and oriental overtones.
Three CD's and a compilation album have been released so far.
The texture of these is mostly mysterious and melancholy, often broadened by rich arrangements that feature diverse instrumentation and sometimes vocals. There is an emphasis put on beauty but also on the haunting and the desolate.

In Stockholm back in 1980, Aladdin’s Lantern was formed by Peter Lindahl, Mikael Gejel and Ulf Hansson.
Over the next decade, various musicians came and left. One was Karin Langhard-Gejel, another one was Stefan Andersson.
The style in which they played was mainly Middle Eastern, their playlist featuring both traditional numbers and material put together by some of the members themselves.
The performances of Aladdin‘s Lantern included all sorts of assignments like backing up “belly dancers” and playing at clubs and festivals.
By the entry of the nineties, they had switched from being a part time live act to becoming a band more or less confined to the studio environment. Around ’93 the name Aladdin’s Lantern was swapped for Labyrinth and in ’94 to In The Labyrinth, which was essentially a way to avoid the risk of being confused with the heavy rock band Labyrinth.

1994 The Garden Of Mysteries
1999 Walking On Clouds
2002 Dryad
2011 One Trail To Heaven