Svanfridur ‎– What's Hidden There?

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Svan 1 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(LP, Album) Not On Label Svan 1 Iceland 1972 Sell This Version
HBG 123/8 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(CD, Album, RE) Background (2) HBG 123/8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AL 0014 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Alcinous Ltd AL 0014 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
AS LP 028 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(LP, Album, RE) Amber Soundroom AS LP 028 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SHADOKS 124 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(CD, Album, RE) Shadoks Music SHADOKS 124 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SHADOKS 124 Svanfridur What's Hidden There?(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Shadoks Music SHADOKS 124 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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December 1, 2016
referencing What's Hidden There?, CD, Album, RE, HBG 123/8
SVANFRIDUR - WHAT'S HIDDEN THERE? (Background HBG 123/8) CD 41m
Surely there can't be much of a rock scene in Iceland, let alone much on the progressive front, yet this reissue of a 1972 album is proof that at least once such a thing existed. Not surprisingly, because of their Scandinavian connections, Svanfridur had a sound that related close to other Nordic bands of the era, like: Aunt Mary, Popol Vuh, or Junipher Green, in that they took British rock styles and infused them with their own culture. For such a collectable obscurity, WHAT'S HIDDEN THERE? is surprisingly patchy, though I can see why it gained a reputation, notably the excellently handled English vocals, strong progressive and hard rock arrangements, and quite advanced featuring extensive use of synthesizer. Aside from the music, another collectors' point would have been the lavishly surreal cover art, which Background have presented really nicely as a large 8-fold poster insert!
review by Alan Freeman in Audion magazine 33 (1995).