My Brother the Wind is an improvisational band from Sweden consisting of members from Anekdoten’s Nicklas Barker, Makajodama’s Mathias Danielsson, and Magnolia’s Ronny Eriksson and Tomas Eriksson. I was impressed with their debut album Twilight in the Crystal Cabinet and surprised that such music could be improvised with such quality. Their second album I Wash My Soul in the Stream of Infinity proves that was not a fluke. This album continues with the improvised psychedelic progressive rock of its predecessor. The album opens with Fire! Fire!! This song slowly builds up with guitar pedal effects as a combination of psychedelic groovy bass and drums take the listener away. This song has an electrical ambiance to it. Pagan Moonbeam is a shorter, mystical song augmented by the eastern melodies of synthesizers. The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart sounds like a confused King Crimson song; it shares a similar keyboard sound and effects of that classic band. Much of the album is quite mellow, but with a psychedelic attitude. Under Crimson Skies begins with groovy guitars and bass that get a little funky before the song slows to a more meditative pace continuing into the closing title track. My Brother the Wind has crafted another high-quality, very relaxing and remarkably well-improvised album with I Wash My Soul in the Stream of Infinity. This should appeal to fans of instrumental music, especially those seeking a vintage 70s atmosphere, but with a modern sound.
Genre: Progressive Rock, Instrumental, Improvisation
Label: Transubstans Records
Release: November 2, 2011
1 Fire! Fire!!
2 Pagan Moonbeam
3 The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart
4 Torbjörn Abelli
5 Under Crimson Skies
6 I Wash My Soul In The Stream Of Infinity