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3.93 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Life is just another day (5:42)
2. Sorrow (5:07)
3. Love my baby (3;59)
4. Schon für Schasen (6:31)
5. Until finished (4:42)
6. Going down to Africa (4:23)
7. Rockn´roll madness (5.27)
8. Fried eggs (3:56)
9. Mombasa (4:29)
10. Gruba (4:29)
11. Massösen (5:42)
12. PleaseGetOnTheBus (0:49)

Total time 45:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Linus Bornlöf / vocals
- William Bellbrant / guitar
- Jan-Anders Warnqvist / keyboards
- Gert Magnusson / flute, sax, guitar, vocals
- Kenneth Halvarsson / bass
- Lennart Olsson / drums

- Johannes Bornlöf / vocals, chorus, drums
- Sara Bergqvist / vocals
- Claes Sjöberg / guitar

Releases information

CD self-released (2010, Sweden)

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Review by Ivan_Melgar_M
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Prog Specialist
4 stars The Rebirth of a Band

Since some months ago, my very good friend Jan Warnqvist (Thank you for the dedicatory in the album pal), has been sending me albums of AUTUMN BREEZE containing excellent old material released at last, but for the first time after three decades the band has released "The Autumn Band" with 100% new material, great news for the followers of this very good but obscure Swedish band (Hey...I'm yet to find a bad Swedish band?).

This time the band doesn't conform with playing one genre or style, they mix Prog atmospheric tracks with Jazzy songs and straight rock material, so the listener never gets bored and the band proves us their versatility.

"The Autumn Band" starts with the excellent "It's Just Another Day", a fantastic Spacey track in the vein of Pink Floyd, with skilled guitar riffs, beautiful flute and Jan creating that dense atmosphere that seems to fall over the listener.

But my biggest impression is the vocal work, Linus Bornloff (who has some range similarities with "David Gilmour") combines his low ranged voice with the sweet tone of "Sara Bergqvist", creating a memorable song.

"Sorrow" is a melancholic and melodic song again with an excellent vocal work, but this time the star is Jan with his piano, the tune is heartbreaking and delicate, something new in the style of the band that I like.

"Love my Baby" is pure Rock & Roll in the style of the late 50's, nothing spectacular, but pleasant to listen, seems like the band members are making a retrospective of the music they were raised with.

"Schon für Schase" is another Space/Psyche oriented song, the intro reminds me a bit of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond", but the similarities are superficial, the atmospheric keyboard and amazing guitar is perfectly supported by that human metronome called "Lennart Olssen" in the drums.

The track is very dramatic with radical changes from aggressive guitar to soft flute, again AUTUMN BREEZE hit the nail in the head.

"Until Finished" is another strange track, it's clear that it's mainstream, but the nice Beatlesque aroma takes us back to the late 60's, again not spectacular, but adds variation to the album, as the next song "Going Down to Africa" some sort of Elvis sings Funk, very entertaining.

I expected that "Rock & Roll Madness" was going to be another mainstream track, but this time the band play Folk Prog with JETHRO TULL overtones, the usually sweet flute is now aggressive and powerful, the choirs are outstanding and again the piano is delightful.

"Fried Eggs" begins as a Rock track, but soon morphs into a jazzy song with very good vocal work, Tullish flute and a guitar that sounds very close to "Brian May's style", this guys keep surprising me with their constant changes, and the next song "Mombassa" enhances this impression, because it starts funky and changes into some Folksy Jazz with contagious percussion.

"Gruba" again combines several styles and genres, I can listen, Rock, Blues,. Funk, Jazz, Ethnic Music, etc...But the biggest surprise is "Massösen", at last a Symphonic track with lush keyboards, killer bass and radical changes, the highest point of the album and a good closer, because "PleaseGetOnTheBus" is just an experimental closing with a mysterious almost "a cappella" section supported by soft piano that lasts only 45 seconds.

After checking the songs comes the harder part. My first priority is to leave clear that this album is not Symphonic and not all the tracks are Prog, it's more an eclectic blend of styles and moods closer to PINK FLOYD and JETHRO TULL than any other band.

But hey, the music is good, and doesn't bore for a second, so if this is the new line that "AUTUMN BREEZE" is going to follow after a three decades sabbatical, I like it and I'm ready to give them four stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Finally it's autumn again after thirty years! It's a bit of breaking news in the underground circuits that Autumn Breeze is back on track. Over thirty years have passed since their eponymous album "Höstbris" saw the light of day. With that record forever cemented as a landmark of Swedish symph ... (read more)

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