2016 – An Endless Sporadic – Magic Machine

This is their second full track album and Zach Kamins (guitar, keyboards) is still the genius behind this project. Their previous release from 2009 was produced by Roine Stolt and Jonas played bass. This time Roine appears on one track and Jonas plays bass on all tracks. Another honorable guest is Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) who appears on two tracks. Continue reading “2016 – An Endless Sporadic – Magic Machine”

2015 – Nad Sylvan – Courting The Widow

Nad Sylvan recently has been involved with Agents of Mercy, his Swedish Genesis soundscape project Unifaun, and Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited tours and releases. His style has been called a perfect marriage of vintage Peter Gabriel & Phil Collins and he brings back fond images of ’70s Genesis to everything he’s been involved with, and this solo album for InsideOut Records, Courting the Widow is no exception. Continue reading “2015 – Nad Sylvan – Courting The Widow”

2014 – Lalle Larsson – Until Never

Until Never is Lalle Larsson’s sixth studio album. In the past decade he has recorded several albums with Jonas for Karmakanic, Agents Of Mercy and a few others. This instrumental album is quite digestible and it’s absolutely not rock, but sometimes you can hear some similarity with symphonic rock in Lalle’s piano playing and in the guitar playing of Dutchman Richard Hallebeek. Continue reading “2014 – Lalle Larsson – Until Never”

2012 – Lalle Larsson’s Weaveworld – Nightscapes

The Weaveworld Trilogy was written as an instrumental suite of three superbly played instrumental albums with the same concept and the same band. Nightscapes is the third and final album in this trilogy. The music is progressive rock, solidly rooted in premeditated jazz-rock and it shows the genious of Lalle Larsson and his compositional skills and playing qualities. He proves that he is probably the world’s best and most versatile keyboard player. Continue reading “2012 – Lalle Larsson’s Weaveworld – Nightscapes”

2011 – Agents Of Mercy – The Black Forest

The third album of AoM is about the dark side of life and people. Around this time Stolt’s father had died and it seems that this inspired him a lot. In Kingdom Of Heaven Roine just sings one line: “No more fears, no more tears?” which could refer to his father’s death. His guitar playing in this song is also very sensitive and intimite. Continue reading “2011 – Agents Of Mercy – The Black Forest”

2010 – Lalle Larsson’s Weaveworld – Infinity Of Worlds

The second album in the trilogy of Weaveworld. Another superb blend of keyboard based jazz and melodic progressive rock, embellished with a tad bit of metal influences is producing a wonderful set of beautiful fully instrumental compositions. Lalle Larsson is the glorious keyboard virtuoso but guitar players Richard Hallebeek and Stefan Rosquist. Instrumental progrock albums are usually boring, but not this one! Continue reading “2010 – Lalle Larsson’s Weaveworld – Infinity Of Worlds”

2010 – Karmakanic and Agents of Mercy – Live USA

The Power of Two was a joint-venture between Karmakanic and Agents Of Mercy in 2009. Why would two forces in music work seperately while it’s more powerful to work together? In Autum 2009 both bands went on tour in Europe and USA playing two different repertoires performed by one single group. This live album has been recorded during the shows in the USA and represents the finest songs from both bands. Continue reading “2010 – Karmakanic and Agents of Mercy – Live USA”

2009 – 3rd World Electric – Kilimanjaro Secret Brew

Kilimanjaro Secret Brew was the first album of 3rd World Electric; a fusion project of Jonas and Roine Stolt. The other band members are Lalle Larson and Zoltan Czörsz but also Karl-Martin Almqvist on sax, Ayi Solomon on percussion and Dave Weckl on drums. Some of the bands that have influenced Jonas and Roine here, are early Weather Report, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Continue reading “2009 – 3rd World Electric – Kilimanjaro Secret Brew”

2009 – Agents Of Mercy – The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight

A side project from Roine Stolt with 77 minutes of brand new progressive rock music. Longer and elaborated songs with the symphonic and the common love of late 60’s and early 70’s prog all over this album. If you love Roine’s work or great symphonic progrock music in general, then this is a no-brainer addition to your record shelf. Read the details below for more info. Continue reading “2009 – Agents Of Mercy – The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight”

2008 – Lalle Larsson – Seven Deadly Pieces DVD

This DVD is a concert for chamber orchestra and electric guitars in seven movements, based on the seven deadly sins. It was recorded and in Helsingborg, Sweden in October 2002 with help from members of the metal band Darkane. this magical live event is presented as seven differently themed videos reflecting the traits of each sin. Jonas does not perform, only in the bonus material with Karmakanic. Continue reading “2008 – Lalle Larsson – Seven Deadly Pieces DVD”

2008 – Sven Cirnski’s Truth – Machine

Jonas knew Sven Cirnski from Pete Sandberg’s album Push and his recording and production work for Bad Habit. So Jonas was asked by Sven to lend a hand for his first solo album Machine. Jonas also plays bass on some tracks and Jaime Salazar (drums) is well-known because of his cooperation with Jonas in The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, Tangent, Midnight Sun and some others. Continue reading “2008 – Sven Cirnski’s Truth – Machine”

2005 – Tomas Bodin – I Am

Another solo album of ‘Mr Flower Keys’. 60 mins of excellent song oriented tracks with great vocals of swedish Anders Jansson. The lyrics are very personal, the music is a fine mix of jazzy laid back, epic prog opera, spacey folk and symfo pop, influenced by Floyd “The Wall”, Gillan’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Bowie ‘Stardust’. Jonas plays on all tracks. Continue reading “2005 – Tomas Bodin – I Am”