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Bo Hansson - Ur Trollkarlens Hatt [Aka: Magician's Hat] CD (album) cover


Bo Hansson


Symphonic Prog

3.19 | 39 ratings

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5 stars Bosse Hansson's second studio record from 1972 exhibits a fairytale in major and minor. He continues where he finished on "Sagan om ringen" with a lot of inspiration from Tolkien's Lord of the rings. Perhaps it's my wishfull thinking but I think the composers of the Tolkien Trilogy films got some inspiration from Bo Hansson's music. On this record from Silence(4615) many men from Kebnekaise are involved and I think it is worth naming here Kenny Håkansson who plays guitar and Sten Bergman who plays flute. They (and the others) give the music a mellow taste of groovy rock music. But off course, the big name here is Bo Hansson who's creative organ playing began in "Hansson & Karlsson" and concludes her with this progressive rock.

What I think is important for me it to distinguish the different instrument and this music is clear enough for that. The first track "Storstad" is odd according to the others. It's long and has a choir that shouts "Skynda" (hurry!) and "se upp!" (watch out!). After "Delad verklighet" follows a row of short fantasy inspired track with mystical organ, beautiful flute and great bass. In some track there is a fine melancholy and everyone has a clear melody. "Elidor" changes between minor and major in anice way. "Findhorns sång" for exampel feels very historical and is super great. "Vandringslåt"is a concluding marching tune which ends in a mor poppy, rock'n'roll style. This record also has something for those who like psychedelic music: "Solen(Parallellt eller 90 grader)" is build up by a feeling more than a melody and shows extraordinary good guitar work(Kenny Håkansson).

This is honest and well produced material that also is nostalgic, you can feel the seventies here but the music also gives great stuff to be inspired by, now in the 10s. My favourite track is "Elidor" and the worst one is "Fylke", but, the worst one is almost as good as the best one.

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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