Lindh, Pär - Mundus Incompertus

Year of Release: 1997
Label: Crimsonic
Catalog Number: CLSCD 104
Format: CD
Total Time: 42:31:00

After the imposing release of Gothic Impressions, Pär Lindh delivers his second new album by means of Mundus Incompertus. In between the long wait we were treated to Bilbo, a collaboration between Pär and guitarist Björn Johansson plus the mini-CD Rondo.

This new album is the rightful sequel to Gothic Impressions with strong references towards the man's classical tuition. Baroque and gothic elements are all over the place. The title song, a true classical masterpiece if ever I heard one, is composed out of 13 parts and lasts a cool 26 minutes. Pär feels at home between church organ and clavinet yet this time he's surrounded by new blood in order to deliver something "new." Drummer Nisse Bielfeld and guitarist Jocke Ramsell deliver a doom metal sauce during "Baroque Impression N? 1," a song which otherwise is larded with classical references, such Bach and Vivaldi.

In "The Crimson Shield" we hear the ethereal voice of Magdalena Hagberg who together with the clavinet gives this song a medieval feel. With bombastic kettledrums the title track is announced; it's an epic that contains all of the ingredients of the best music [from Lindh]. Also, the Hammond organ plays a prominent role, which is not surprising knowing that Pär is a huge ELP fan. Furthermore, there are nice parts on grand piano and choir that once again illustrate Pär's talent. This CD can be seen as a cross between the work of Pär we already know well and the work of Änglägard and White Willow. Certainly recommended for fans of analogue keyboards and pure symphonic rock. Lovers of pure classical music are also welcomed to this outstanding release by one of the world's better composers!

Baroque Impression No. 1 (9:10) / The Crimson Shield (6:38) / Mundus Incompertus (a suite with 14 parts) ( 26:43) - Singillatim mortales, eunetim perpetui-Part1 - Baroque Impressions No. 2 - Vincebus Eruptum - ad-libitum - Vincebus Furioso - Fanfare - Motett ( choir ) - Mysterioso - Singillatim mortales-Part 2 - Song of the Dryad - Singillatim mortales-Part 3 - Fugato - Vincebus Eruption Conclusion

Pär Lindh - keyboards
Magdalena Hägberg - vocals
Nisse Bielield - drums and percussion
Marcus Jaderholm - bass
Jocke Ramsell - guitars
Jonas Bengtsson - recorder Inge Thorsson - violin
Michael Axelsson - oboe
Aron Lind - trombone

Gothic Impressions (1994/2004)
Rondo (EP) (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (1995)
Bilbo (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (1996)
Mundus Incompertus (1997)
Live In America (1999)
Veni Vidi Vici (2001)
Live In Iceland (2002)
Dreamsongs From Middle Earth (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (2004)
Live In Poland (2008)
Time Mirror (2011)

Live In Poland (DVD) (2008)

Genre: Symphonic Prog

Origin SE

Added: July 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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