Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together (CD)
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Rikard Sjoblom (Beardfish, Big Big Train) has had an extremely productive past few years, whether it be working with English progressive rockers Big Big Train, or taking the lead with Gungfly and their new album.
Alone Together saw Gungfly recording as a trio, with brothers and previous collaborators Petter and Rasmus Diamant on drums and bass, respectively. “It was a lot of fun playing both keyboards and guitar because I had come up with a lot of nice parts but I knew early on I wanted to make the album with the brothers on drums and bass – luckily they were very up for it!” says Sjoblom.
This power-trio have focused on the rock this time, and you can hear that loud and clear. “I didn’t want to smother the production with layers upon layers of keyboards and bells and whistles but instead tried to keep it prog rock with the focus on ROCK. I wanted every instrument to mean something in the mix.” This is evident on tracks like Happy Somewhere In Between and the 13-minute epic Traveler, where Gungfly have never hit harder.
- Happy Somewhere In Between
- Clean As A Whistle
- Alone Together
- From Afar
- On The Shoulders Of Giants
- Grove Thoughts (Bonus Track)
- Shoulder Variations (Bonus Track)
Artist: Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly
Release Date: 2020