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Lalle Larsson


Eclectic Prog

4.08 | 79 ratings

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progpig66 (arnold)
5 stars Before I am going to write this review, I would like to ask permission from a certain mister Francis Murphy, recently better known under the name of FMX, who took the liberty of lecturing me about my review on Lalle Larsson's Infinity Of Worlds". He claims to recognize a masterpiece and denies others to recognize one. First of all: he claims that the least worse song on the album is called "Stony Days". There is no such tiltle on the album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are illegally downloading, you shouldn't be allowed to write reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Track number 4 is called "Beyond Shadows". I know this, because I BOUGHT the album in a shop, especially for cd's. Furthermore he claims, that he prefers the industrial noises of the final track!? Maybe he shouldn't be living in Ireland, but in Birmingham. He should love it there!! Furthermore, mister Murphy thinks IQ singer Peter Nicholls is a great singer? Peter Nicholls is probably a loverly little man (I have heard him both live and on cd), but let's be honest, he is singing completely out of tune. Now let's cut the small-talk and talk reviewing.

In my humble opinion Lalle Larsson is one of the most talented keyboard-players of this moment. He doesn't always produce progressive rock, but I don't consider that a crime, because there are more musical directions that deserve to be listenend to. On this first album of the Weaveworld trilogy Lalle has gathered around him a fantastic group of highly talented musicians, comprising the incredible talented Richard Hallebeek from the Netherlands for the more jazz-rock bases guitar parts, Stefan Rosqvist for the more heavy guitar parts, Jonas Reingold on bass and Walle Wahlgren on drums. This has resulted in an incredible well-played and versatile bandsound, leading to the masterpiece that is called "Weaveworld". It is not often, that such a talented jazz-pianist combines the skills of a complete piano-player to those of a gifted synthesizer-player, who knows how to program and pick the right sounds on an electronic keyboard.

The result is a perfectly balanced album, inclining heavily towards composed jazz-rock, both displaying fabulously well-composed themes to incredible virtuosity. Great jazz-virtuoso players like Duke Ellington and Jacques Loussier are easily equalled, while the dynamics of Weaveworld easily surpass most progressive rock albums. In other words: a masterpiece ! Compositions like "Marionette" and "Newborn Awakening" are masterpieces, both in composition and in technical playing. I would like to invite everyone, to take time and listen.

So, if it doesn't bother mister Murphy I am going to reward this album with five stars! (and I BOUGHT the album in the same shop as I bought all my cd's).


progpig66 (arnold) | 5/5 |


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