Ah, Sweden just keeps delivering top class AOR stuff right to the very end of the year. Here’s Gothenburg based PETER H NILSSON’s album “Little American Dream”, which is actually a suitable title. In spite of being Swedish he delivers an album that sounds not only American but even “global” in many ways.
The fact that Peter’s name may be unknown to most of you does not mean he’s new to the scene. On the contrary: he has played for decades! The first thing that hits me is that the production is awesome! This is impressive in more than one way. You see, Peter is releasing and producing this CD all by himself. The production result is grand, clean and professional in all aspects.
I actually think of Aussies SOUTHERN SONS a bit, although with a slightly less rock oriented sound. ALIEN (also from Gothenburg) also comes to mind as well as the “tougher” side of Canadian BOULEVARD.
Singer CHRIS BIANO is another top ingredient here. Altogether we have an album with very few flaws. To find favourite songs isn’t hard – the semi-ballad “Timeless” is great and “Rumours” make me think of STAN MEISSNER! Phew, that does not happen often.
This is a must-have for all AOR collectors. I wouldn’t be surprised if a label picks up Peter real soon.