Dan Berglund's Tonbruket

January 22, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 22, 2010
  • Label: ACT Music
  • Copyright: 2010 ACT
  • Total Length: 55:14
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  • ASIN: B0033PBNN2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,144 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on December 3, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Tonbruket, formed in 2009 by bassist Dan Berglund, guitarist Johan Lindström, pianist Martin Hederos, and drummer Andreas Werliin, seems to not be generating the ripples of buzz one might expect. Perhaps the world is not ready for a Swedish supergroup of this nature. Perhaps, expectations that Mr. Berglund try to move ahead with some sort of E.S.T. clone, bringing in a pianist and clinging to the trio motif, were not met. Or perhaps the fact that Tonbruket collapses the walls between musical genres, infusing these songs with characteristics of jazz, rock, prog rock, and perhaps classical, to deliver a fresh, nuanced recording left many wondering what to make of this debut.

The best approach, in my mind, is to dispense with expectations and set aside an hour to just listen. No one will like everything here---I certainly don't---but I keep noticing that I react differently each time I listen. For me, it is like looking at a crystal refracting light: things have a pattern and form, but they not go the way one expects. Sometimes Lindström sounds a bit like Wayne Coyne or David Gilmour, other times like Bill Frisell, and then again, like no one else when he plays pedal steel on the opening cut, Sister Sad. Hederos takes the group in a prog rock direction at times---not a bad thing here. Berglund often plays more like a bassist and does not apply the bow to his upright bass as ofen---again, a nice change in direction. Werliin's experimental roots make him a great choice on percussion.

I think this group can tighten it up just a bit. Sometimes they hit a groove with absolute lock-step, but in a few places, it seems like the music meanders, as if no one steps up to take the lead or drive the theme---GI Hop is a case in point.
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Try this out for size! Some amazing instrumental music on this disc. It's a great freshman offering from veteran musicians who hadn't played together in years. The story of this band is worth knowing and you should also research e.s.t. while your at it. This album is a good repeated listen and worth the money.
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I'm a serious Dan Berglund fan, and I'm glad to have this. I really, really like "Song For E", and I enjoy "The Wind and the Leaves" quite a bit. The first song, "Sister Sad", has an interesting and surprising mix of styles; the second song, Stethoscope", is enjoyable for its use of time. "GI Hop" is fun, and makes me think of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, although it's tiring after awhile (like Penguin Cafe Orchestra.) "Wolverine Hoods" somehow reminds me of Twin Peaks. Unfortunately, the other songs are a mixed bag, in my opinion, with some pretty cool bits and much that I don't want to spend time with.
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