BJØRN RIIS - Lullabies In A Car Crash

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Karisma | Autor: BSV

There are lots of guitarists who sound like David Gilmour. Some of them are really good. Just like Bjorn Riis. The guitarist of the Norwegian Artrocker Airbag, who only last year presented a remarkable album with "The Greatest Show On Earth", also cuts an excellent figure as a singer and composer. The six tracks of his solo debut "Lullabies In A Car Crash" (with more than 50 minutes of playing time) prove this. Riis doesn't deny his role model as a guitarist, as he runs, a guitar website with huge popularity. His music is oriented towards Pink Floyd, but even more towards Riverside and Porcupine Tree. His singing voice lies exactly between those of Steven Wilson and Mariusz Duda. "Lullabies In A Car Crash" offers modern art rock, which doesn't stop at digital experiments, hard guitars and sudden style breaks and often glides dreamily floating along, including great guitar solos. After this successful debut it is to be hoped that Bjørn Riis won't neglect his regular band (after all, he wants to go on a solo tour at the end of 2014).

Top track: Stay Calm

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