Remembering Terje Bakken


I remembered something the other day when I was out and about in town and it was that Terje Bakken is gone. I had to stop what I was doing and just stand there while my blood ran cold. When I arrived back home I immediately put Likferd on.

Unfortunately I never met Terje, but his music has had a profound influence on my life. When I first visited Sogndal and the surrounding areas several years ago I knew it was where I would like to live out my days.

I know there are others of you out there whom have been left influenced by Terje and his monumental music, and I have a feeling that there are times when you have felt the same feeling as I – the blood running cold feeling when you remember.

I feel enormously grateful that he created such a powerful discography, and that, for the rest of my life I will always have it to return to time after time after time. I am also forever grateful to his brother Vegard for taking to the stage last year and enabling the true spirit of Sognametal to be felt by crowds once again.

Never forget.

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