Coming Home feature 5 new tracks, including Drowning featuring Norwegain singer Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum, who also did the duet on Winter, and a brand new version of Lullaby in a Car Crash, featuring Ole Michael Bjørndal on lead guitar. Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) provides drums on two of the songs.
Much-awaited has been the new recording of the Machaut Messe de Nostre Dame from Bjorn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix, one of Glossas long- standing artistic family members. Following on from the trio of discs devoted to music in the spirit of the medieval master draughtsman Villard de Honnecourt the Antwerp-based ensemble currently in residence at the Fondation Royaumont in France has now turned to the first-known composer of an integral mass cycle: Guillaume de Machaut, who was a canon at Reims Cathedral in the fourteenth century.
Bjorn Riis is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, mostly renowned for his work with Norwegian prog band Airbag. Forever Comes to an End feature seven songs, with inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. Bjørn’s unique guitar playing has a centre role, with soaring leads, heavy riffs and beautiful textures. Lyrically, the album deals with broken relationships and loss and the emotional duality between resentment and forgiving. The album is very much a tribute to all of Bjørn’s musical influences. From the dark and dirty riffs of Toni Iommi and Zakk Wylde, to the emotional playing of David Gilmour and Steven Rothery…
Bjørn Riis will release his second solo album, Forever Comes to an End, in May 2017. The album is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed and awarded debut, Lullabies in a Car Crash. Forever Comes to an End feature seven songs, with inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. Bjørn’s unique guitar playing has a centre role, with soaring leads, heavy riffs and beautiful textures.