BJORN RIIS

(NORWAY)

A FLEETING GLIMPSE

(2022)
LABEL:

KARISMA RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Hovering, Old School
"With "A Fleeting Glimpse", Bjorn Riis, as a great fan of Pink Floyd, dares to slip into the skin of his idols, for four tracks with a magnificent scents of the past."
TONYB (12.12.2022)  
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For the last fifteen years, whether with his original band Airbag or solo, Bjorn Riis has been distilling, album after album, a more or less sustained dose of his love for Pink Floyd. With this new EP, he dares to slip into the skin of his idols for four tracks with magnificent scents of the past.

From the first bars of 'Dark Shadows - part 1', hints of "Animals" come delicately to caress our ears, followed very quickly by a languorous atmosphere in which the magnificent vocals of Durga McBroom confront without complex those of a certain Claire Torry, immortalized formerly by 'A Great Gig in the Sky'. 'A Voyage to the Sun' continues the archeological mission of the guitarist by exploring the different themes and ambiences of a certain 'Echoes', condensed here in a track of less than eight minutes in which the listener finds many reference points while infusing himself with a dose of new music.

The instrumental 'Summer Meadows' offers us from its title a clue referring immediately to its inspirer, the lunar 'Summer 68' on the album "Atom Heart Mother", ideal breath before attacking the last bravery piece offered by the second part of 'Dark Shadows'. This last track offers us a progressive rise in power, evoking the second part of 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond' (parts VI to IX), with a magnificent theme reprise and a beautiful guitar solo on a very Waters-like bass background, sublimated there again by the return of the female choirs.

Already asked when listening to Rob Reed's "Sanctuary", the question of a plagiarism or a nice homage might haunt many listeners. However, the choice is clearly in favor of the second proposal, especially when it is realized with so much talent. We ask for more.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Dark Shadows (part 1)
02. A Voyage to the Sun
03. Summer Meadows
04. Dark Shadows (part 2)

LINEUP:
Bjorn Riis: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers
Arild Brøter: Batterie / Invité
Durga Mcbroom: Chant / Invité
Mimmi Tamba: Chant / Invité
Øyvind Brøter: Claviers / Invité
Per Øydir: Guitares / Invité
   
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THIBAUTK
14/12/2022
  3
J'hésite entre hommage et plagiat...
PROGRACER
12/12/2022
  0
La très juste chronique de TONYB met des mots simple sur ce que l'écoute suscite aux amoureux de la bande à Gilmour dont je fais partie. Et pour répondre au dilemme final, Bjorn Riis est clairement dans l'hommage et apporte une touche de modernité dans l'écriture. Un EP qui s'écoute comme un album et s'apprécie comme un bonbon ancien qui rappelle à nos papilles les heures glorieuses où l'on découvrait "Meddle" ou "The Dark Side Of The Moon". Juste magnifique
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