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Great new beginnings,
This review is from: Dan Berglund's Tonbruket (Audio CD)
We saw Berglund and Tonbruket recently and were mightily impressed - as we had been when we saw EST. I think that this is a great start, the band are young and they'll go far (listen to early EST and you'll see a considerable progression from CD to CD).
I think this album ranks higher than 4 stars, personally. Like a lot of favourite CDs in my collection, the music has grown on me quite considerably, proof that there is real substance here.
Like many EST fans, the untimely death of Esbjorn Svennson was devastating, a loss to music as significant as, say, Jimi Hendrix. Who can say where they would have gone to? But now having seen and heard Berglund, I have to say that his spirit more than lives on here. I applaud Berglund for having the strength to carry on and move into a unique area of his own.
This is a fine collection of songs, perhaps not as melodic as EST, but still plenty of catchy and memorable tunes nonetheless. Highly recommended.