The third CD release by In The Labyrinth
11 tracks, total playing time 59:31
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featured with an extended
Track List01 Lost in the woods
02 Out of this maze
03 Catch a cloud
05 Dryad (The spirit of the woods)
08 Muscarin madness
09 Deep saffron
10 Night of the Baskerville killer
11 Farewell little brother
Playing time 59:31 minutes
Mellotron, flutes, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, mandolin, saz,
zither, viola da gamba, samplers and synthesizers, percussion, vocals,
background harmonies, voices, radio and sound effects.
Music and Lyrics
All music and lyrics by Peter Lindahl except track 04 which is written by Stefan Ottman and Peter Lindahl, track 06, which is written by Håkan Almkvist and track 10, by Peter and Niklas Lindahl
In The Labyrinth’s third CD, which was out in 2002, was released by TAP in collaboration with Record Heaven. The title was Dryad. This word is of Greek origin and means spirit of the woods, an ethereal, mysterious being that dwells in the deep forest.
Most of the musicians and
vocalists who appeared on Walking on
Clouds are also present on this release. In a way, the two albums
belong together and could very well have comprised a double CD. A lot
of the tracks on the two of them were virtually recorded during the
same period though Dryad was finished off three years later. Besides
the main bulk of the material being instrumental, Dryad holds four
tracks with lyrics plus one piece featuring a poem.
When putting together the
attached artwork for this CD, Håkan
Almkvist placed one of Peter Lindahl’s paintings in the pearl tray
underneath the disc. This illustration is
of a gnome called The lord of
mushrooms. According to the artist, he would make you lose your way if
you stray too far out into the wilderness. The picture on the front
cover, portraying a wild ritual dance on a moonlit night, belongs to
the same series of paintings illustrating a saga which Peter wrote in
the early seventies ominously titled “The Kingdom of Death”.
Also in 2002, Margen Magazine of
Spain released a sampler called Music
from the edge vol. 05 (Mr 0102) where the track Out
of this maze was
included. The same song appeared in a longer version on Dryad.