Bodin, Tomas - Sonic Boulevard

Year of Release: 2003
Label: InsideOut Music
Catalog Number: IOMCD 138/SPV 085-65972
Format: CD
Total Time: 64:20:00

After Pinup Guru, Tomas Bodin returns with his third release, Sonic Boulevard. And one more time he tries to give to the fans something new and experimental.

While his previous album featured a trio instruments - organ, bass and drums - in the vein of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, this time Bodin introduces a different sound on this new CD, the guitar very much in evidence, well performed by JJ Marsh and Roine Stolt (who appears only on two tracks), and some wonderful sax parts by Ulf Wallander, as usual.

Maybe this work is too hard to listen to sometimes, but Bodin has the necessary ability to let you enjoy his music. The disc is almost all instrumental, except some parts where there are some vocalizations.

The album is full of influences from many genres, but handles each them well, and there are some references to "Garden Of Dreams."

Very good; for TFK fans

The Prayer (2:29) / The Hero From Cloud City (8:41) / Back To The African Garden (6:36) / Picture (4:19) / Walkabout (6:03) / The Horses From Zaad (5:27) / A Beautiful Mind (5:57) / The Happy Frog (6:35) / Morning Will Come (8:45) / The Night Will Fall (9:28)

Tomas Bodin - keyboards
Jonas Reingold - bass
Zoltan Csörsz - drums
Anders Jansson - lead vocals
Jocke JJ Marsh - guitars
Hasse Bruniusson - percussion
Ulf Wallander - sax
Jonas Knutsson - sax
Roine Stolt - guitar
N'Nogo Bjurhall - African scat

An Ordinary Night In My Ordinary Life (2000)
Pinup Guru (2002)
Sonic Boulevard (2003)
I Am (2005)
Cinematograaf (2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: October 19th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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