"WIZARD OF THE WINDS"
Bjorn Lynne always surprises us with his imaginative, unusual, unexpected music. Like its title suggests, this album is inspired on the novel "Wizard of the Winds" ("When The Gods Sleept") by Allan Cole. Lynne contacted by email the amazing writer suggesting that he would write a soundtrack for his novel. Cole got right back to him, friendly right from the first word, and full of enthusiasm. This collaboration between Lynne (music) and Cole (narrations) has resulted into an impressive symphony. The album is structured like a collection of chapters, in which each one of them appears represented by a musical piece. Each one of the themes is accompanied with a brief text by Cole, in which the writer takes us through a voyage to magical lands, full of emotions and adventures. The texts are recited by Cris Blyth. The expressivity that Lynne achieves with his guitars is remarkable indeed. His way of combining acoustic with electric guitars and synthesizers is great. The music is a warm mixture of electronic music, New Instrumental, Classical and Progressive Rock in which feeling dominate. Some themes have a majestic, epic character, with the orchestrations typical of Classical Music and certain medieval touches. Other parts possess a great melodic beauty with romantic airs. The pieces usually, are lively, in an atmosphere typical of a soundtrack for an adventure movie. Though there are slow parts, quite of the music has a rather strong rhyth. There also are passages that sound mysterious, sinister. This album clearly proves that we are dealing with an experienced musician with excellent skills, not only as a guitarist but also in the creative arena.
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