Bjrn Are Davidsen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (329 of 409)
Location: Norway
Birthday: 8 Dec

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God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid th&hellip by James Hannam
59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book, 4 Aug 2009
Few subjects may confuse or create more controversies than "science and religion". It doesn't help much that the Medieval Period more often than not still is called the Dark Ages.

The result is a silly series of myths and misunderstandings. I have on several occasions thrown my hands up in despair when people refuses to accept that no serious scientist (or natural philosopher as it was called in those days) in the Middle Ages believed that the earth was flat or was persecuted by The Church for their science. Or that anything of value really happened between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance.

The myths perpetuated in the 19th century by people like Draper… Read more
Tarkus ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Tarkus ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
It is rare to find an album so filled with intense ideas, beautifull melodies and aggressive virtuosity. This is jazz meets heavy metal meets Twenty Century Classical music meets Bach. In short a unique and exhilerating experience.

From the almost 20 minutes (not a second too long) suite Tarkus with it's anti war theme in a modernistic fantasy setting, to the perfect parody and homage to producer Eddie Offord in "Are You Ready Eddy" ("We've only got 'am or cheese"), this album captures the whole range of human moods and follies.

A true classic not to be missed. Furious and fabulous fun!

Most amazing about this album is perhaps that ELP got even better on… Read more
Off The Shelf ~ Keith Emerson
Off The Shelf ~ Keith Emerson
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This gem of a CD shows just why Keith Emerson is to be reckoned as one of the most versatile and visionary musicians around. Add his humour (as on "Up The Elephant & Round The Castle") and you get a CD that has it all.

Even the ancient America number from the 60's gets an exciting treatment with a guitarist that easily matches Davy O'List.

The best tracks are definitely Au Privave and Walter L where Emo really makes it swing, even combining his trusty modular Moog with a big band orchestra. Incredible!

Highly recommended!