"Wow. A third album for this Swedish instrumental prog rock band. And talk about a band ripe for its Cuneiform debut! Songwriting capable of nuances, humor, sweetness, epic complexity, and lyricism. And if you need an extra seal of quality: the album was mixed and produced by Mattias Olson of Anglagard and White Willow. A must-have for instrumental prog fans of both conservative and adventurous persuasions" – blog.monsieurdelire.com
released 17 May 2011
Named after one of the most notable Swedish books of all time, Gösta Berlings Saga are currently one of Sweden's most notable bands. The group are a modern instrumental rock band and their style combines post-rock, progressive rock, minimalism, avant-rock, collage/sound and more, all recorded and combined with unusual and interesting studio techniques. The four members of Gösta Berlings Saga, with their diverse musical backgrounds and personalities find a common focal point in the music they create together. Each individual effort is melted into the pot and glued together with the rest to create something greater together. The collage as a working method; Soft glued to rough. Epic glued to tiny. Minimalism glued to maximalism, all to create a new whole.
For their third album and their first for Cuneiform, Gösta Berlings Saga have created an album that is highly and creatively produced. The solid backbone of the band is always the focus and the core: Alexander Skepp (drums and percussion), Einar Baldursson (guitars), David Lundberg (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers and Mellotron), Gabriel Hermansson (bass). With the engineering and production work of Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, White Willow, etc) the band has created a truly all-embracing and forward thinking album. The disc is packed with creative and surprising flourishes from guest musicians performing on French horn, musical saw, cello, trumpet and more. There is always a lot going on that makes Glue Works much more than 'merely' a document of band performing; the group is performing extremely well, but the production work incorporates many unique elements into the album in tremendously surprising ways.