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Bo Hansson - Mellanväsen [Aka: Attic Thoughts] CD (album) cover


Bo Hansson


Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 72 ratings

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5 stars Bo Hansson is one of the most acomplished keybord players of the '70's from Sweden, he has a short solo career but with remarcable releases, one of them is Attic thosughts. Sadly Bo Hansson left this world in 24 of april 2010 at 66 years old, to found peace in a more greener world where he can find his old time musical mates. His musical legacy must be heread by any progressive rock listner. Attic thoughts was released outside Sweden (more specific in Great Britain) in 1976 by famous Charisma label and with a diffrent cover art (much better and inovative then swedish release Mallanvasen a year prior) made by Jan Ternald ( who was also a keyboard player in the obscure prog rock band from early '70's named Älgarnas Trädgård ). The music is symphonic prog with a dreamy attmosdphere, catchy keyboards arrangements and some fantastic guitar parts, all album is instrumental. Bo Hansson gathered around him a realy serious and great musicians, coming from well known progressive acts from the '70's like Kebnekaise or Fläsket Brinner. The keybords and organ sounds very well done here, a little more better then on previous releases, the sound is crystal clear, and the ideas are very good. The album goes very well from mid tempo pieces to a more mellower ones, always the musicians and specially Bo Hansson manage to interplay very well and smooth with the rest . A great piece of work, personal my fav Hansson album and one of the best from mid '70's , unfairly underrated in prog rock circles. The cover art aswell is excellent goes hand in hand with the music. Fav pieces are ttile track, great rythm and excellent song writting and fabulous and the best piece from here and one of the finest Hansson ever done is Waititng.., the arrangements and the sound of the organ and the guitar here has no equal, brilliant piece who shows once again that Bo Hansson means bussines with this album, very elegant arrangements. Besides that, the album has a scandinavian atmosphere for sure, you can easy recognize Hansson's music by miles, or at least this album, great stuff. So, I will give 5 stars, an essential album to have from this artist, who are often overlok in this circles, and to end this review, rest in peace Mr. Bo Hansson, you will never be forgotten.
b_olariu | 5/5 |


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