Alrune Rod

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Danish beatgroup 1969 to march 1975, originally "Alrunes Rod" (on their first release). Leader was Leif Roden, creating the major part of the band material.

Disbanded in 1975 but was reformed in the 00's with original members Leif Roden, Mikael Miller and Ole Poulsen
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Albums

SLPS 1516 Alrune Rod - Alrune Rod album art Alrunes Rod* Alrune Rod (Album, Single) Sonet SLPS 1516 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version
SKA 1621 A+B Alrune Rod - Hej Du album art Alrune Rod Hej Du (Album) Sonet SKA 1621 A+B Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
SLPS 1537 Alrune Rod - Alrune Rock album art Alrune Rod Alrune Rock (Album) Sonet SLPS 1537 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
MGLP 1 Alrune Rod - Spredt For Vinden album art Alrune Rod Spredt For Vinden (Album) Mandragora MGLP 1 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
MGLP 2 Alrune Rod - 4-Vejs album art Alrune Rod 4-Vejs (Album) Mandragora MGLP 2 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
MGLP 3 Alrune Rod - Tatuba Tapes album art Alrune Rod Tatuba Tapes (Album) Mandragora MGLP 3 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
OHMCD7001 Alrune Rod - Live I Aalborg album art Alrune Rod Live I Aalborg(CD, Album) Ohm Records (3) OHMCD7001 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
KMCD 10125 Alrune Rod - Ragnarock Live '74   album art Alrune Rod Ragnarock Live '74 (Album) Karma Music (2) KMCD 10125 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
KMDVD 200108 Alrune Rod - ARiAB '07 album art Alrune Rod ARiAB '07 Karma Music (2), Karma Music (2) KMDVD 200108 Denmark 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

T 8332 Alrune Rod - Pigen På Stranden album art Alrunes Rod* Pigen På Stranden(7") Sonet T 8332 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version

Compilations

SLPS 2413 Alrune Rod - Dansk Beat album art Alrune Rod Dansk Beat(LP, Comp) Sonet SLPS 2413 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
SLP 1621 Alrune Rod - Alrune Rock + Hej Du album art Alrune Rod Alrune Rock + Hej Du(LP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE + Comp) Sonet SLP 1621 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
557183-2 Alrune Rod - Sonet Årene 1969-72 album art Alrune Rod Sonet Årene 1969-72 (Comp) Sonet 557183-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
SHADOKS MUSIC 187 Alrune Rod - Alrune Rock album art Alrune Rod Alrune Rock(LP, Album, RE, 180 + LP, Album, RE, 180 + Comp, Lt) Sonet SHADOKS MUSIC 187 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

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johnkatsmc5

johnkatsmc5

July 8, 2013
Alrune Rod is a band from Denmark who released about half a dozen albums from the late 60s to the mid 70s. Their first three albums were released on LP on the Sonet label. These three albums have been released on a double CD under the name Sonet Årene 1969-1972. The CD also includes an early single added as a bonus. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1969. It features five tracks, of which four tracks are between 10 and 13 minutes in length. On this album they sound somewhat similar to The Vanilla Fudge, and during the spacier, more psychedelic parts, early Pink Floyd is a reference point. After repeated listens I still can't get excited about their debut album. There are a handful of good instrumental breaks, but mostly the music does doesn't come off the ground at all resulting in rather anemic psychedelic progressive. I get the impression that they might have been better off if they had condensed their musical ideas in shorter songs, as their long compositions often lack the critical minimum amount of good ideas to be interesting all the way through. Overall, a quite disappointing album.
Their second album Hey Du features three long tracks. The 21 minute "Perlesøen" proves to be the most convincing track on the album. It is a fairly interesting mixture of psychedelic music (early Pink Floyd), dark organ-based progressive (Ache) and space rock (early Hawkwind). The vocals could have been better though. The shortest track, "Du taler og si'r" (still at 8 min.), is fairly straightforward, typical early 70s rock with only a few interesting breaks. The title track is more engaging. The music is a slightly improved continuation of the style on the first album. Again the composition as a whole is not completely convincing, but the track has a pretty good energetic section with some wild drumming and nice guitar-organ clashes. Definitely an improvement over their first album, but still pretty average overall.
The title of the third album, Alrune Rock, would prove to be an indication for a more accessible and rocking style of music. It is a livelier, less dark album mostly consisting of "proggy" mid-tempo rock songs, which are actually fairly good. Significantly, electric and acoustic guitar are mostly in the forefront on this album at the expense of the keyboards. The music is not directly comparable to another band, but there are some elements that recall Old Man and the Sea, Aunt Mary and Quicksilver Messenger Service (some of the guitar playing). Like on the previous albums, the vocals are a bit odd in the sense that they vary from pretty lousy to quite good. Alrune Rock is a decent album, but still nothing out of the ordinary..

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