Bjorn Johansson Reviews

Also see: Par Lindh Project

From: "Jeff Marx" <>
Hi Richard, if you're familiar with Lindh/Johansson's "Bilbo," how would you rate it versus "Discus Ursi?"  Does Par get in alot of lead work or does he stay more in the background ?

From: "Richard Stockwell" <>
Hi Jeff and fellow e-proggers. About the Discus Ursi Cd, here are my observations:
Track
1/ Par plays Grand Piano in a reflective mood, all 1 minute and 4 seconds worth. I think this man needs to release some classical music on disc.
2/ Par plays Grand Piano plus Church Organ, Hammond, Mellotron & Drums. Some of the music has a "Bilbo feel" to it (Swedish folk ?). The keyboards aren't upfront. Bjorn Johansson plays some nice electric guitar. Personally his voice sounds too dry for me.
3/ Par plays Hammond, Mellotron & Drums. This track starts off sounding like Anekdoten meets "Bilbo" with that aggressive Swedish folk sound. Keyboards are part of the mix.
4/ Par plays Church organ, Hammond, Mellotron, Yamaha & Drums. The lead guitar takes centre stage at times as after all it is Bjorn Johansson's album. This is a great track and again highlights the Swedish sound.
5/ Par plays Grand Piano, Mellotron & Drums. Bjorn also plays Hammond, Virus virtuel analog synth, Yamah, Akai S1000 & S2000 as well as glockenspiel & flute.
6/ At 20:14 "Discus Ursi's Rapsody" is the longest track and was originally written by W.A.Mozart. All instruments receive equal "billing" on this track.
Overview: Don't expect a "Gothic Impressions" or "Mundus Incompertus". This release is closer to "Bilbo" in style but is certainly no "Bilbo" and it doesn't feature Par Lindh as a frontman.At one time on Par Lindh's website he announced that he intended releasing music in a more classical vein. Anybody out there up with the latest on these forthcoming releases?

From: "Richard Blouin" <>
>If you're familiar with Lindh/Johansson's "Bilbo," how would you rate it versus "Discus Ursi?"  Does Par get in alot of lead work or does he stay more in the background ?
I think Richard (Cranium) did a very good review. In my opinion if we want to compare "Discus Ursi" to Par Lindh or Bilbo, I think "Discus Ursi" is nearest than the last Par Lindh "Mundus Incompertus" than Bilbo...

From: Jos?Poggio (Joe Defector) <>
A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO I GOT THE ALBUM DISCUS URSI'S - DUI by BJORN JOHANSSON FEATURING PAR LINDH & OF COURSE BJORN JOHANSSON.  I MUST SAY IT IS AN EXCELENT MASTERPIECE OF SYMPHO-ROCK YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT! GREAT COMPOSITION AND MUSICANSHIP!!!

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