Anekdoten is a Swedish progressive rock
band, made up of guitarist/vocalist Nicklas Barker
, cellist Anna Sofi Dahlberg, bassist/vocalist Jan Erik Liljeström and drummer Peter Nordins. They are notable for the use of the mellotron
and the heavy, trippy sound, dominated by a bass guitar. Their music is associated with the tradition of 1970s progressive rock music, especially King Crimson
, but they have also covered songs by Van Der Graaf Generator
in their live performances.