Multi-instrumentalist from Stockholm in Sweden, Jonas Lindberg sets his musical direction towards progressive rock with his project Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side, and album “Pathfinder.” The influence of rock stalwarts such as Yes, Pink Floyd and Rush are there, accompanied with the touch of Neal Morse. Lindberg & Co. take the best from this classic artists and add up own structures, making a perfect mixture of familiar and unknown.
“Pathfinder” brings eight songs in total, and it runs the gamut of elements from the rock’s rich history. That variety, the influences and experience help “Pathfinder” to come up as a powerful release. Overall, the sound of the album is very calm and warm, but there are parts when the tempo gets hot and it drives songs through the classic rock waters. To put it simply, the band’s sound can be described as progressive rock with classic rock influences. The instrumentation on the record can also be described simple — it is great. Those guitars are adding the flavour of classic rock to his prog side, making the soloing even more striking. Especially on the closing track, “Closer to the Sun” guitarist Calle Stalenbring and Nicklas Thelin provide an outstanding work. They follow in the steps of the prime guru David Gilmour.
There are billions of rock albums in the world. “Pathfinder” is one of them. It may not bring something new, but it also doesn’t try to impair the meaning of the rock music that we know. The band remains true to oldies and suited them well for 2016, what is not something we experience often these days. It is always nice to try something new with the vintage flavour. You gotta try it too.
Buy “Pathfinder” from Bandcamp here.