ARTIST:

BJORN RIIS

(NORWAY)
TITLE:

EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE

(2022)
LABEL:

KARISMA RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Hovering, Neo
"With "Everything to Everyone", Bjorn Riis takes the ingredients dear to his original band (Airbag) by adding many rock passages making the whole even more catchy."
TONYB (13.06.2022)  
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Not satisfied to lead Airbag towards the summits of a neo-progressive rock strongly inspired by Pink Floyd for almost two decades, Bjorn Riis began in parallel a solo career which sees him offering us with "Everything to Everyone" his sixth production in eight short years.

Taking advantage of this semi-freedom away from his band, Bjorn Riis sends us from the start a first instrumental track very rock with strong metallic accents and big influences of Steven Wilson in it, interspersed with a central soaring part in order not to forget his musical origins. And these are found within a first epic track of any beauty. 'Lay me Down' takes us to the heart of the guitarist's favorite style, with the sound of his Gilmour-like guitar, sometimes soaring, sometimes very aggressive, revisiting in almost 12 minutes different periods of the Floyd. The superb ballad 'The Siren' turns out to be a wink to Roger Waters, a small acoustic interlude at the beginning before putting forward the incredible touch of Bjorn Riis in a second amazing instrumental part. 

But the summit of this album is constituted by 'Every Second Every Hour' which allows the guitarist to give free rein to his overflowing imagination. Certainly without moving away from his references, with a melodic rhythmic in the octave in the background, the first part rises in power in a very solemn way, supported by a bass in total fusion. The central part is almost a post-rock with psychedelic contours before a final that leans one more time towards Pink Floyd. The last two tracks remain in the line of the whole album, with once again big guitar riffs mixed with more soaring passages, whether it is on the second instrumental ('Descending') or on the conclusive 'Everything to Everyone' which rises little by little in power to offer a completely magnificent final.

With 'Everything to Everyone', Bjorn Riis takes the ingredients dear to his original band, but adds an additional component through passages much more rock. The whole is tasted with delight, surpassing even the recent productions of Airbag.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Run
02. Lay Me Down
03. The Siren
04. Every Second Every Hour
05. Descending
06. Everything to Everyone
07. Desolate Place (CD digisleeve bonus track)
08. Everything to Everyone (alternate version, CD digisleeve bonus track)

LINEUP:
Bjorn Riis: Chant / Guitares / Basse
Henrik Bergan Fossum: Batterie / Invité
Kristian Hultgren: Basse / Invité
Mimmi Tamba: Chant / Invité
Simen Valldal Johannessenn: Claviers / Invité / Piano
   
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