The group is the result of a new year's resolution made between Kjell-Erik Eriksson and Janne Stroemstedt, where the two, having rung in New Year's together, swore to have formed a band around their violin and pump organ duo by December of 1994. Early results proved such a success that their continuation became an urgent conviction. With the reinforcement from Emma Haerdelin's vocals, Triakel entered the realm of fact.
Take a break from the music of your everyday life and let Triakel guide you through the songs from latitude 63N - Their third album "Songs from the 63rd Latitude" is a collection of songs deeply rooted in the bands home province of Jaemtland (Sweden), a selection of their own favourites, both old and new.
And as if a album was not enough Triakel has also released a songbook The booklet contains words, melodies and chords from the new album.
Vintervisor (2nd album): Shortly after the release of Triakel's first CD in May 1998 it was decided that the follow-up should be a Christmas record - not of the usual Jingle Bells kind, but an alternative, nonetheless rich with the unmistakable flavour of a Swedish Christmas. The result was not just a Christmas record but a record of winter songs. As well as a good many Christmas songs the record features a newly-written New Year hymn, a carol associated with Twelfth Night, a portentous Advent hymn and a number of other pieces describing winter festivities in which the Christmas aspect is less dominant.
From traditional songs to Evert Taube, Dan Andersson and former ABBA member Benny Andersson. The line-up of vocals, harmonium and fiddle is ideal for this material, and those who have already heard and appreciated the group's simple, low-key music will not be disappointed. Whether serious or cheerful, these are stories delivered with straightforward clarity.