Thursday 1 August 2019
Riis. Bjørn - A Storm Is Coming (2019)
The third album from this Norwegian artist.
Bjørn Riis does the guitars, bass, vocals and most other instruments himself.
He got help from other musicians who provides guitars, keyboards, drums and female vocals.
Bjørn Riis is a member of Airbag, a very good Norwegian bands whose albums are recommended. But he has also managed to establish his own career based on the two first albums. Two very good albums, indeed.
We are somewhere in the neo-prog landscape. Neo-prog with a great deal of David Gilmour and Pink Floyd influences.
There is also a lot of latter days Marillion influences here and his music can be compared withe Gazpacho's music.
Melancholic, ambient neo-prog in other words.
The music is all melodic. There is also a lot of moods and substance here.
The songs are all good. Even the ambient stuff at the end is fairly good. There is no very good or great songs here and this album feels like a step backwards in quality from the last album. It is still a good album, well worth checking out.