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Style: Melodic & progressive, space-rock Electronica
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This is an album of electronic
cyber rock music, with elements of ambient, melodic electronic,
and progressive synth rock. The album is dedicated
to all the brave visionaries who work in the field of research
and planning into human colonization of other planets. The
album also features an 8-page booklet of sci-fi artwork
by Tobias Richter.
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Reviews for "Colony"
- "Although I have ordered
a couple of CDs from Bjorn's site in the past, this is
the first of his albums I have purchased and I'm very
impressed. I was (like many others) a huge fan of the
Crusaders demos years ago, and I thought it was about
time I checked out what "Dr Awesome" was producing
recently. Being mainly a fan of electronica, I was a little
worried that there would be too big an emphasis on guitars,
but after listening to a couple of tracks I was hooked.
Great use of synths and digital effects which blend together
creating a superb odyssey that carries you away. There
is a diverse range of styles, making for intriguing tracks
that never bore. Brilliant. The Tobias Richter artwork
and animation for Colony are also superb."
- Ben, UK
- "Bjorn never ceases to amaze
with his diversity, constant progression and remarkably
consistent quality. Style-wise, this is pitched in the
dead centre of Bjorn's discography: the atmosphere of
The Void, the slashing riffs of Revive, a little of the
bombastic twists of his fantasy rock, and even a touch
of Divinorum (think Talisman's more mellow tracks). Some
of it's 'sit back and chill' music, other tracks require
more work, but after a few listens you can begin to lose
yourself in this cosmi land(?)scape.
Highlights for me so far include the opening track, the
complex Faces of Fatality (have fun counting the time
signatures!) which has a killer middle 8, and One Step
to Paradise, which wins an Oscar for Most Appropriate
Title. Well done that person who came up with it.
Colony is everything a lynnemusic fan could have hoped
for, while being constantly surprising at the same time.
It might be the album that finally sees Bjorn getting
a wider audience - some of these tracks blast big holes
in some of the chill-out and ambient house out there.
Verdict: Stellar." - Nick
- "By far the greatest synth sci-fi
prog-rock album around ! With elements of Dreamstate,
The Void, and Revive, Colony brings to life the story
which it is based on. It's not as dark as some of Bjorns
earlier work, but it sure does have it's moments - It
has a far more brighter outlook on everything, with a
hint of drama all the way through. Get yourself a cup
of coffe at midnight, curl up someplace comfy, and put
this on loud and alone ! Make sure you've got that bass
up! You'll be taken away... :-) 10/10 !"
- Pete Baker, England
- "Well, one thing's for sure,
if humans ever colonise another planet, they'd be downright
mad not to cryo-freeze or clone Bjorn Lynne and take him
along with them, or at the very least ensure their CD
collection is well-stocked with great CD's like Colony.
The 'fusion' (if you'll pardon the buzz-word) of sci-fi
electronic and progressive rock is performed so effortlessly
and brilliantly by Bjorn, and this latest CD is yet another
testament to that fact. Guitar solos that really lift
you up and transport you away across the void and to other
worlds are once again a feature of Bjorn's music... my
personal favourite would have to be in Faces of Fatality.
I doubt there are many other musicians (if any) who can
write 10 minute tracks that keep you enthralled for every
last second. Colony really is out of this world, and along
with the rest of Mr Lynne's music, highly recommended."
- Ben Piper, New Zealand
- "I've just recieved 'Colony'
the fourth CD I have recieved from Bjorn Lynne~ I love
them all, of course, but this one is the best I have listened
too so far~ Each track keeps me riveted to my seat~ Bjorn
has a way of expressing through his music, the thoughts
and feelings of others throughout the universe~'COLONY'
is a NOT TO BE MISSED CD. As long as Bjorn keeps making
his wonderful music, I will keep listening too and using
it~ Bjorn Lynne is the ONLY composer/performer that I
recommend to my spiritual / webmaster / website competition
associates~ Everyone else pales in comparison~"
- Judy Gavette, USA
- "Just recieved mine in
the mail...already listened to it through three times!
After I heard the two released tracks from this CD I knew
I had to own it. This is definitely a mix of many of Bjorn's
styles, ranging from The Void to Revive and maybe even
a hint of an old favorite, Witchwood. I absolutely love
the gapless flow between the songs, makes for a very pleasurable
listening experience that's hard to stop. On another note,
the album cover art and booklet are some of the best I've
ever seen on a CD, I commend Tobias Richter for his fine
artwork. Get this now!"
- Kevin Lloyd, USA
- "MASTERPIECE!!! This CD is Just Stunning. 1: It
Sounds Great 2: It Look's Great And I almost dare to say
it Feels Great too, had this CD been a Girl I most certainly
would have invited her out on a date.!!! ;-) This is a
must have CD." - Danny
Bjoerling Mattissen, Denmark
- "Colony is a great story
about traversing the void and conquering a piece of the
unknown. I do not really think this work would be at home
in any genre except from maybe the “soundtrack”
genre that is a very wide one and only tells you that
the music describes a feeling or an event and is usually
made to enhance the visual experience. Bjorn Lynne in
my opinion takes this a step further and somehow “includes”
the visuals into his music with the result that I can
see the “movie” if I close my eyes. I will
not rate any single track because that would be like reviewing
a movie scene or a single chapter in a book. This CD is
not a must but your life will probably be less than it
could be without it!"
- Bo Tronström, Sweden
- ""Colony" has
colonised the music of Bjorn into one fantastic outing
that is reminiscent of his earlier music days. One can't
help feeling the aftertaste of "The Void" and
hearing traces of "Montage" & "Dreamstate"
when listening to passages on "Colony". The
best tracks on this album are not limited to but rather
capitalising on "Messages", "Faces of Fatality"
& "One Step To Paradise". The music is so
intense and the pure ambient feel of the entire CD brings
you one step closer to the r e alms of outer space. Uncanny
as it may sound, to me it even seems like a continuation
of the Timura trilogy, this being the 4th installment.
Bjorn Lynne's music always tells a different story on
each album and this one tells of human colonisation with
utmost musical flair. Way to go Bjorn! Heads up!"
- Keith Ramanesh Nair, Malaysia
- "I've just listened to
Colony now, for the first time. I've been down lately
and was having a bad day. But when I put this cd on and
turned out the lights i was simply taken to another world.
It's like nothing I have ever heard before. It feels like
I'm being fed colours and moods and feelings and a dramatic
journey through my ears. I don't know how he does it,
but Bjorn in one of a kind. And this album has got to
be a modern day masterpiece. I feel honoured to be in
on what feels like a grand multi dimensional space-time
anomaly. Bjorn doesn't seem to model himself on anything
or strive hard t satisfy anyone. A true visionary sharing
his own universe through his composition. Wonderful, this
music is so relaxing you can put it on when you want to
sleep and it will send you spinning off into cosmic dreams
:) Thanks for the music Bjorn, I will be buying more of
your stunning art soon."
- Jonathan C, New Zealand
- "What can I say... I ordered
it Sunday, and was playing it Tuesday morning. Is that
fast, or what? It is absolutely brilliant, it has been
in the car ever since I got it and I cannot get enough
of it . The video is very good as well."
- Gary Hall, England
- "Colony...what an absolutely
brillant CD. Bjorn once again has put together something
that moves both the mind and spirit at interstellar speeds
leaving behind this world in the quest for an enlightened
existence far beyond the reachs of our universe. All that
is needed is a brillant movie because the music is here
and ready." - Chris Gollner,
- "Absolutely spectacular space
rock CD! Bjorn has outdone himself again. Withe elments
from The Gods Awaken, The Void and an occasional Divinorum
interlude. Awesome music in an awesome package - great
quality and great music. Thanks Bjorn!" -
Tomer Gabel, Israel
- "I took the Bjorn Lynne CD's
over to a party at my cousins place last week with a small
CD player and let everyone listen to songs from each CD.
By 3 am the ladies were fighting over their chance to
hear tracks on all 3 CD's "Colony" "Divinorum"
& "The God's Awaken" - so I had to finally
play it on the surround system in the den. It is now agreed
that "Bjorn Lynne" has created the most visual
and stimulating music ever! I went home and listened to
a few tracks from artists I liked from my collection &
a few that were sent to me recently. After listening to
the other CD's - I got Bjorn Lynne's CD's out again and
made a rather quick revelation - "Oh,
so this is music!" (:-) See what the radio is missing
out on!". Bjorn creates music at it's finest
- paying close attention to the finest of details and
delivers a solid product where each composition seems
to have a complete purpose within the whole project. Bjorn's
music creates a fantasy in motion that is so universal
and climactic! You'll find yourself getting lost in the
twists and turns of sound; nothing else comes close to
that in this day of the commercially driven acts that
fly high a few days then fall off forgotten. Bjorn Lynne's
music in contrast is the cherished work that you won't
want the kids scratching up! To any Connoisseurs of fine
music out there who do not have Bjorn Lynne in on your
list - download a few at JavaMusic or buy it now! This
is where music becomes art purely it's highest form; fluid,
uplifting, stimulating and thought provoking! There was
not a single track in 4 of Bjorn's CD's I did not absolutely
love - how often does that happen... It is my belief that
Bjorn Lynne is one of the most talented artists alive
and quite possibly one of the most important composers
of our time!" - Mary Gilbert
- "Although I tend to prefer
Bjorn's earlier work / style a lot, this is still a very
nice CD from an accomplished musician."
- Mahendra Tallur, France
- "I realized that I didn't
even write a tiny review for all here, although I was
the lucky guy to come up with the Trackname for the famous
Track Number 10, which is also my personal favorite on
the album. Besides the very good Tracks "Crystal
Vista" and "Endless Possibilites". That's
not to say the other tracks are not that good, it's just
so damn hard to choose which one you like best. All in
all, this Album is ranging from very low tuned songs to
very upbeat melodies in perfect ambience and has an all
in all "complete" feel when you reach the end
of track 10. And it gives you the feeling you should hit
"Repeat" immediately. Go on with composing this
great music, Bjorn."
- Markus, Germany
- "For someone like that
me that still holds "The Void" as Bjorn's masterpiece,
Colony is most certainly a beautiful continuation and
evolution of that vast, foreboding space sound that made
me fall in love with Lynne's music in the first place."
- Lennart Fridén,
- "I discovered Bjorn's
music by mistake one time as I was putting "A New
Age", a song I had heard on the radio, through mp3.com's
search. Little did I know there was also a song from "Hobbits
& Spaceships" that was also called "A New
Age" which I clicked on. I liked the music a lot
more and thought I had discovered my true musical destiny.
I ended up checking out a few of his songs and buying
Colony. As soon as I heard the first track, I was hooked
onto his music. It's almost impossible to describe the
feeling of actually being carried onto a spaceship and
to other planets by this soundtrack. Prepare to be swept
away by the final track, One Step to Paradise, my personal
favorite ever since I bought the CD. This track has the
best beats, the best melody, and the best optimism of
ANY song I have EVER heard. It basically carries you to
another world. Now it's too late to order "Hobbits
& Spaceships", but I can still have fun searching!
Keep it up, Bjorn!" -
Eddie Xue, USA