An outstanding progressive rock group in their own right, Goblin's name is synonymous with the cinema of Dario Argento, the imperious director of stylised Italian horror. For him they composed such celebrated scores as Profondo Rosso that starred David Hemmings and which provided the group with a domestic number one hit and the hallucinatory Suspiria, where Goblin's blend of primal rhythms, haunting celeste arpeggios and unearthly voices add immeasurably to the film's delirious sensory overload…
Jackson Browne faced the nearly insurmountable task of following a masterpiece in making his second album. Having cherry-picked years of songwriting the first time around, he turned to some of his secondary older material, which was still better than most people’s best and, ironically, more accessible — notably such songs as “These Days,” which had been covered six times already, dating back to Nico’s Chelsea Girl album in 1967, and “Take It Easy,” a co-composition with the Eagles’ Glenn Frey that had been a Top 40 hit for the group in 1972.
Essential: a masterpiece of Jazz-Fusion music
One of the most elegant and smooth jazz albums I ever heard
Oregon jazz band from USA, created a very unique album in my opinion with a lots of unusual instruments for this kind of music, like Sitar, Tabla, Flugelhorn and Oboe and give a new dimension to the jazz music.
Tomas Bodin's regular job is to play the keyboards for The Flower Kings but as usual some of these musicians and especially if they are a member of The Flower Kings have too many ideas and one musical life doesn't satisfy them any longer. They need to have a solo project. And seemingly Tomas Bodin also has a lot of good ideas left over.
The music display some various atmosphere from the melancholic classical piano to the more upbeat techno output and finally to the intriguing and dark passage taken from a horror film no too far from Goblin. All those transitions are flowing together smoothly with some beautiful textures, and despite the absence of vocals and rock instruments, it never gets boring…