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STORIES

Brighteye Brison

 

Eclectic Prog

3.53 | 42 ratings

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felona
4 stars A very interesting album and my introduction to this band. Maybe this will bring them the wider recognition they truly deserve. These hardworking Swedes spent three years recording STORIES and there is certainly much to celebrate for all their efforts. I see a wonderful attention to detail and also a variety of influences from emotional ballads to complex. soaring GENTLE GIANT harmonies; there's a touch of YES, and even hints of PAT METHENY style lwest coast cool jazz ... and there's also a bit of the operatic, dramatic rocking quality of fellow Swedes A.C.T - without the metal overtones, though! So definitely something for everyone: from moody ballads to longer progressive rockers and more poppish style material - its all here!!

Despite all the variety it hangs together surprisingly well. What binds this album together are the great lyrics (each track is a *story* in its own right) and the very high-quality production . The use of vintage instruments and complex vocal arrangements gives BB a very special sound quite unlike anyone else!

So if you like beautiful melodies, soaring harmonies, top quality production ... c'mom what are you waiting for?

As a bit of background, there are some interesting Prog connections here. Linus Kåse (vocalist, saxophonist & keyboardist) is a key member of FLAGSHIP & NARNIA . There has also been collaborations with ANGLAGARD'S Mattias Olsson . Both Daniel & Linus Kase (yes they're brothers) are classically trained professional musicans and cite influences such as ELP, GENTLE GIANT, YES, GENESIS ... and I would also say JAZZ and CLASSICAL influences are apparent too ...

To be honest I wondering what the heck to expect but I have been VERY pleasantly surprised and I think you will be too. BRIGHTEYE BRISON ... a very special band and definitely one to keep a bright eye on!!

felona | 4/5 |

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