SS-163 :: LANGFINGER – Crossyears
1. Feather Beader
2. Say Jupiter
3. Fox Confessor
6. Silver blaze
8. Ceasar’s Blues
9. Last Morning Light
10. Window In The Sky
A kick-ass power trio is quite probably the perfect rock formation. If there aren’t that many trios around, that’s because it’s a hard thing to pull off: with just three people having to nail the rhythmic fusion of bass and drums, the wild colours of guitar and the soul-grabbing focus of the human voice, there can be no passengers aboard. Extraordinary chemistry is essential. Everyone has to be right on it, and locked in. Which is why lots of trios fail, or cop out and recruit extras.
Långfinger, from the fertile rock ‘n’ roll city of Gothenburg, are masters of the art. They’ve been playing together since they were in their early teens, and their imminent third album, called ‘Crossyears’, is both the thrilling culmination of their collective endeavour, and a rumination on it – on how Time has shaped them and brought them to this point.
Within its hard-hitting grooves, the interlocking of Långfinger’s three disparate characters – Kalle, the unflappable, precision axeman; Jesper, the athletic sticksman battering out physical revenge on his kit; and Victor, the intense, exploratory spirit, bridging thundering bass and howling exorcism – is a magical proposition.
For any fan of the many ages of heavy rock, ‘Crossyears’ really is as good as it gets.
Andrew Perry – London, March 2016
releases September 30, 2016
Victor Crusner: bass, lead vocals, keys and additional guitar
Kalle Lilja: guitars, percussive stuff and backing vocals
Jesper Pihl: drums and percussion.
Additional percussion and bass guitar on “Silver Blaze” by Johan Reivén.
Additional percussion and backing vocals on “Feather Beader” by Olle Björck.
Backing vocals on “Say Jupiter” by Elin Hedlund.
All songs by Victor Crusner, Kalle Lilja and Jesper Pihl except “Silver Blaze” by Crusner/Lilja and “Buffalo” by Crusner/Lilja.
Recorded by Johan Reivén and Olle Björck at Welfare Sounds Studio, Gothenburg.
Additional recordings by Långfinger at Beduin HQ, Gothenburg.
Mixed by Olle Björck.
Mastered by Daniel Johansson.
Engineered by Kalle Lilja, Victor Crusner and Johan Reivén.
Produced by Långfinger, Olle Björck and Johan Reivén.
Cover art by Emma Johansson.
Live photos by Anders Magnusson.