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2014-01-16

Happy new year! Check out our Youtube accountiin order to see some new videos by Driving Cassady and Mother Sky! n ord

2013-08-18

The new Reform album On the Verge of an Interstellar Implosion is now available on Spotify! More information on this album will come on the Blog. Enjoy!

2013-03-01

Check out the new ego trip video En Våning Upp. Peter joins on guitar and keyboard.

 

2013-01-26

Check out the first blog post this year about the jam session that took place on the 30th of December. 

2012-12-22

Check out the new blog post and the video.

 

2012-09-01

Check out the new blog post accounting the events of the last gigs and some more. Enjoy!

2012-08-16

Planning for the gig in Midsommarkransen, Stockholm on August 25. We start playing at 21:40. It is an outdoors gig and the place is locally referred to as Julikullen. Press here for map!

2012-08-12

The gig at the Backstage Festival went great. A gig with no keyboards, really progressive! Videos will soon come out on Youtube.

2012-07-05

A video from last weekend's ego-tripping adventure.

 

2012-05-05

A video from the gig at Amsterdam Café

 

2012-04-01

A great review from a Norwegian progressive brother. Thanks! 

Progreviews

And a video from when we played Klubben Fryshuset last weekend

 

2012-02-25

A video from the gig at Boo Folkets Hus on February 19. Align.

 

2012-02-05

A video from the gig at Klubben Fryshuset on January 20. EOD (Esoteric Order of Dagon)

2012-01-03

A new review at Sea of Tranquility

2011-12-18

Reform is ready to rock Klubben Fryshuset January 20th 2012.

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2011-11-15

A review from our Norwegian brothers and sisters at Merlinprog

En ganske så erfaren svensk kvintett som nå er klar med sitt sjette verk hvor det villig vekk blandes jazz, space og psykedelisk rock og med snarturer inn i avantgarde terreng. Ordet kvintett er for så vidt korrekt nok om en teller Reform sine medlemmer, men på «Reviers Of Reform» er det mange gjesteartister som bidrar og blant disse finner vi blant annet dyktige Ralph Lundsten. Reform startet opp i 1998 og har stadig raffinert sitt uttrykk slik at de i dag fremstår som et band med brukbar originalitet, mye eleganse, smått sofistikert og ofte kledelig groovende.  Bandet er også nøye på og aldri å gå på akkord med kvaliteten og følgelig er all musikken de leverer fra seg til lytterne skikkelig gjennomarbeidet og gjennomtenkt. Som annen virkelig god musikk så vokser den når man får lyttet til den flerfoldige ganger og små og lekre detaljer avdekkes med tiden. Reform er definitivt ikke det mest høylytte bandet som finnes, men støtter seg mer på presis, groovende og elegant musikk med harmoniske riff og funky bass. Hint av retrofusion forefinnes og det hviler en jazzånd over verket som vare lenge i form av at dette er en dobbel CD. Selv med en hang mot gamle dager er musikken aldri gammelmodig og det skyldes entusiasme og kreativitet og at Reform kjører sitt eget noe spesielle musikalske løp. Et løp som fremstår som forbausende friskt og smakfullt og med gitaren som frontkjemper. Selv med den nevnte vinklingen bidrar i høy grad de øvrige instrumentene slik at samhandlingen er meget bra og da spesielt er tvillingkeyboardene vel verdt å låne ørene til. Et slikt lån vil i så fall vare lenge fordi «Reviers Of Reform» varer på fjorten minutter nær to timer. Høres det litt mye ut så er det smart å starte med låtene «Nuclear War» og «The Faithful» som i en kolleksjon av ok låter er et hestehode lengre fremme. Langt fremme er ikke det vokale i musikken til Reform, men når det er vokal er det meget vel utført om enn i sparsommelige mengder. Det samme er det med munnspill som heller ikke er dominerende, men lekkert og kontrasterende nok utført men likevel pent integrert når det forekommer. Arrangementene er av den mer fritenkende og luftige typen og det bygger opp under musikken som er varm og beroligende. Rytmisk er det smått komplekse saker vi får og det gir rom for en musikk som er stemningsbetont og tenksom med flust av tristesse. Skiva er nok neppe for de mest ihuga rockerne, men mer for de som liker subtil musisering og med fokus på den de små og ofte lekre og neddempede detaljene.

2011-11-14

A review from the Netherlands and a Swedish one from Meadow Music

2011-11-03

Another German review. Thanks!

2011-10-23

A Japanese review and a German one as well. We're very happy and satisfied!

2011-10-15

A great Spanish review written by Gerardo Santos Cardosa

2011-10-11

A new review of Reveries of Reform by Mr Atavist

Swedish collective Reform settle down to a stable core for their fifth outing, the 2-disc Reveries of Reform. For the most part, Reveries of Reform wades in progressive waters, with plenty of fusion ripples and some psych and space rock overtones. All blend together for a mellow and rolling listen that never comes across as lightweight. The production is rich and warm adding to the tumbling of the record. It’s mostly instrumental with a few tracks having some understated vocals. There is a definite whiff of old-school fusion with the jazzy flourishes throughout. Not too many outfits traffic in this stuff or bother bringing it into the modern light anymore, but Reform have got obvious chops at playing so it never comes across as hoary or moldy. To the contrary, it sounds refreshing; not only for what it conjures up, but for it’s tastefulness. Peter Åkerberg’s guitar is front and center, but everyone is mixed in in the right measure to back up their stance as a musical collective. Mattias Lennestig and Magnus Ramel share keyboard duties and find, as well as make, plenty of room to stand side by side. Jesper Bergman and Anders Bergman hold down the bottom end keeping it rooted and active. Don’t let 2-discs of ‘fusion’ scare you aware if the word evokes thoughts of musical eggheads or your arteries got clogged with the usual watered down treacle. Fusion always was an open mix of jazz, blues, psychedelia, world music, blah blah…to me, the good stuff was always about approach as much as it was flat-out technical prowess. Reveries of Reform should appeal those looking to step out of their usual comfort zone to find something that feels different, but not so alien you can’t relate to it or know where it’s coming from.

2011-10-09

Enjoy two new reviews. One in French and one in Italian:

http://www.metal-integral.com/fr/chroniques/2999/reform/chronique-reveries-of-reform.html

http://www.hardsounds.it/public/recensione.php?id=7766

2011-10-03

Reveries of Reform is reviewed by Lords of Heavy Metal E-Zine

Transubstans Records

prog / sympho metal

Winston: Sweden harbours a large scale of genres that find their place in Lords of Metal. Reform balances on the edge of jazz and prog rock but because of the guitar factor fall in the good side to be featured in here. Prog rock bands with a jazzy background aren’t around too much anymore but there are some nice examples with Yes (first two albums), King Crimson and the early Pink Floyd too. Freeform arrangements and performance are known facts in this genre and that’s what you get on the double (!) album ‘Reveries Of Reform’. I expected it hard to get through but that wasn’t the case at all, the guys know what they are doing but that’s no wonder when you know this is their sixth album already. Nice melodies, great guitar work and tasteful vocals at times. For a nice relaxing evening very suitable, which is nice for a change.

Rating: 72/100 ()

 

2011-10-02

A Reform-jam from Southside Pub 

2011-09-20

Reform performs live at the Southside Pub, Hornsgatan 104 Stockholm, on Saturday September 24.

2011-09-08

Reveries of Reform ready for pre-order at Record Heaven

Reform will play at the Live at Heart Festival Friday September 16 at 2400h at Örebro Konserthus


2011-09-04

New video-clip, recorded at Junikullen, Midsommarkransen in Stockholm at 27 August:



2011-09-03

Reform will be performing at the Live at heart-festival in Örebro 16-17 September. Check the Live at heart-site for details. 


2011-07-03
The new album, Reveries of Reform, is now recorded and mastered. It will be released by Transubstans Records in October. Check the Reform blog for further details.