When you enter the world of the trans Scandinavian ensemble Sekten, you´ll encounter a whiff of madness and frail naïvity combined with musical breadth and instrumental mastery. The Swedish lyrics are sung beautifully straight, or unpleasantly threatful. Strong melodic themes are being presented on layers of rhythms and improvisations played with fearless spontaneity.
On stage, Sekten is performing uniformed and give the audience a total conceptual experience of the stage set and the music. With focus on improvisation, intuition and interaction, this unique band delivers a constantly surprising performance.
Sekten is Qarin Wikström - voice, Simon Toldam Rosengren - piano, Stephan Sieben - guitar, Putte Johander - bass and Knut Finsrud - drums.
Sekten's debut album, Annars är det tyst, received a Danish Music Award for best vocal release in 2005.
“...in general there seems to be endless amounts of invention and an inner urge to lead the listener to surprising places in the musical landscape.” Concert review, Gaffa Magazine