"Öström’s compositions cut across style and genre, going where the mood takes him...cinematic post-rock and an unmistakable prog tang.” PROG Magazine
“...a refreshingly unique sound of its own.” Rhythm
“...hypnotic, dance-inflected grooves...” Irish Times
Magnus is set to release his third solo album entitled Parachute on 1 April. His solo career has been a fruitful one with two solo albums released all over Europe and Japan and his debut, Thread Of Life nominated for a Swedish Grammis and also earning him an Echo Jazz Award in Germany. He has also collaborated with Pat Metheny who appeared on Thread of Life.
The new album features the same band members as the two previous albums: Andreas Hourdakis, guitars; Thobias Gabrielson, bass & keys; Daniel Karlsson, piano & keys, and arrives in full-circle back to the label Diesel Music where Magnus' career got started with e.s.t. (it's now 20 years since the hugely successful and critically acclaimed album e.s.t. Plays Monk was released). Parachute comprises eight original compositions by Magnus and also features the amazing Norwegian trumpet player Mathias Eick who guests on The Shore Of Unsure.
In Magnus’ own words: “The meaning of Parachute in this context is that however many tough times you have in life or even if you feel that you are in a free fall in life, the music is always catching me like a Parachute. This album is a celebration of the positive power and energy of the music itself."