Reform – “Reveries of Reform”

November 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Reform

I wrote about Reform and their fifth album half a year ago. Now they’ve released their sixth album, “Reveries of Reform”, in the shape of a double album, which seems somewhat unusual these  days. Maybe their music style is not that common either today; jazzrock, moving into the borders of progressive rock, music that during the seventies fronted with names like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Santana and also with Swedes like Björn J:son Lindh and Janne Schaffer.

And even if they use synths, it’s first of all from the seventies I sense the vibes, well with a refreshed feeling, and with music easier available than for the predecessors I mentioned and often beautifully melodic.

It’s a quite ambitious project the five-membered band Reform has launched, a project where they are visited by a range of good guest musicians. They describe the band formation as a rather fluid concept, where they have changed members a number of times since the start in 1998, and this album is maybe a sign of that when you look at all the participants.

I definitely think that they have succeeded with the project and created an impressive piece of art, which I think you will like if you know this genre, but I also think that the album is an opportunity for those that are curious about what happens when rock meets jazz in different forms. Listen for yourself below in a track, a track taken from the first CD. You can find Reform on their site and on Facebook. Listen more on Spotify.

Mitsuhirato

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Reform – “Reformed”

March 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

ReformI’ve been listening to Reform‘s album “Reformed”, an album that was released in 2009. It feels like progressive rock, jazz-fusion and the seventies close to Björn J:son Lindh, Bo Hansson in style, but more based on guitars and with some blues vibes.

“Reformed” is the band’s fifth album since they started, and is maybe more of a music collective than a band, with members coming and going. The only members that have been with the band the entire journey are bass player Jesper Bergman and drummer Anders Bergman. And after having listened to the the other albums I note that the style and sound change a bit between albums.

You can listen to their music on Spotify or on Myspace. Reform also has a Facebook page and on their blog you can listen to some new upcoming tracks. Here’s “Happy Landing” from “Reformed”:

Happy Landing

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